Good morning. I’m Paul Thornton, and it is Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. If you’re reading this newsletter, the world did not end today as prophesied. Let’s take a look back at the week in Opinion. It might be baffling to some that President Trump, who owes his political career to firing people, hasn’t already thrown out the one person who presents the biggest threat to his presidency. Rest assured, writes former U.S. Atty.
For people who spent their formative years in Los Angeles in the 1990s (someone like, say, me), being shaken awake in the pre-dawn hours of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1994, certain that we’re all going to die, left an indelible mark on our psyches. It is our shared experience of how suddenly and unsparingly violent a major earthquake can be. It’s also a reminder of our collective complacency.
Good morning. I’m Paul Thornton, and it is Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. It is not Cinco de Mayo today — but it is Mexican Independence Day. Let’s take a look back at the week in Opinion. Hillary Clinton has lived in the public eye since the 1970s and is arguably the most high-profile, experienced politician not to have been elected president.
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