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“Saturday Night Live” acknowledged its diversity problem in the cold open of Saturday’s episode hosted by Kerry Washington. Too bad it was handled in the most arrogant way possible.
Denis Healey, a former Labor Party leader and high-ranking official in Britain, famously said on the floor of Parliament in 1983, "The first law of holes is that when one is in a hole, one should stop digging."
So it’s official: The top transportation posts in the nation’s three largest cities are in play.
It's a question that comes up often after high-profile shootings such as the one at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday: Who besides police officers should carry guns in the event that a shooter needs to be subdued before law enforcement can respond?
South Los Angeles is playing a leading role in the city’s movement toward healthier living and complete streets. That’s something that Tafarai Bayne of TRUST South L.A. wanted to make clear Sunday as cyclists were about to begin a ride from Watts to the north end of Central Avenue in Little Tokyo.
LAX is not trending on Twitter. Seventy-two hours after a man opened fire on our gateway to the world, there is no discernible outcry for action, little apparent conversation at all. As I write these words, the latest mass shooting is not on the front page of the left-leaning Huffington Post or the right-leaning Drudge Report. Show More Summary
Someone, maybe several someones, at Sandy Hook Elementary School called 911; a man had shot his way into the school and was killing children and teachers point blank.
The journalism hive mind has turned its focus in recent days to the backstory of the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov, the website for the federal insurance-buying exchange. A survey released Monday by the Commonwealth Fund, however, suggests that the site's problems haven't had much of an impact... yet.
As The Times' Paul Whitefield points out in his Oct. 24 post saying there's little hope for making L.A.'s streets safer for cylists, there's Hollywood, and there's real life. And in real-life Los Angeles County, nearly 1 in 4 trips does not involve an automobile.
So scientists now believe that about 1 in 5 stars similar to the sun has a planet somewhat like Earth orbiting it. Meaning, I suppose, that there’s probably more than one Miley Cyrus in this big universe of ours.
It’s easy to say that unpaid or barely-paid interns at Conde Nast magazines or other companies shouldn’t take the job if they don’t like the conditions, and that they certainly shouldn’t turn around and sue over it. But that take onShow More Summary
It’s unfortunate that an appellate court judge in Texas on Thursday lifted an injunction against two onerous restrictions in that state's new abortion law. Just days before, a lower court federal judge had ruled those restrictions unconstitutional because they hindered a woman’s legal right to an abortion.
On April 15, 1974, William Shockley, the Nobel laureate who believed that blacks were less intelligent than whites, was supposed to debate William Rusher, the publisher of the National Review, at Yale University on the topic: “Resolved: That society has a moral obligation to diagnose and treat tragic racial IQ inferiority.” The debate never occurred.
The Times' editorial Friday about insurance policy cancellations struck a nerve with many readers, who objected both to what it said and what it didn't say.
Jared Leto is getting kudos for playing a transgender person in “Dallas Buyer’s Club,” out Friday. But wouldn’t it have been better if the starring role had gone to an actual trans person?
One of the (many) criticisms being leveled at the 2010 healthcare law is that it has caused insurers to cancel the policies covering thousands of Americans. The two main themes here are that President Obama lied when he said people would be able to keep their health plans, and that many insured Americans are being forced to trade low-cost policies for expensive ones.
There were two applause lines in New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan’s TED talk last month: First, that in six years she "turned cycling into a real transportation option in New York"; and second, that she brought the city its first parking-protected bike lane, with parked cars and a strip of concrete separating cyclists from automobile traffic.
Instead of candy corn or a Jolly Rancher in your kid’s Halloween bucket this year, you may end up with a note.
It’s not a cure for cancer or world peace, but airline travelers got an early Christmas present Thursday: The Federal Aviation Administration announced that it “can safely expand passenger use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight.”
Forget Obamacare’s website glitches. The outrage over the bungled Healthcare.gov launch has given way to sticker shock over the new insurance plans that force individuals to pay significantly more for comprehensive coverage.