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I couldn't have imagined saying this a few years ago, but I wish Antonio Villaraigosa could run again for mayor of Los Angeles. You can look at broken promises and judge the mayor a flop: too many potholes, and not enough cops. But I think his...
Clout StreetA former Illinois Department of Transportation official who was fined for allegedly campaigning while on the state clock remains the top candidate to replace convicted former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, the aldermen with the most say in...
In response to Jonah Goldberg's Op-Ed on Tuesday, "The wisdom of Dan Quayle": What? It's been 20 years since the Murphy Brown-Dan Quayle feud, and we're still talking about this? I suppose I should be flattered. And not surprised. After all, we’re...
I got a clue even before my column ran this week that its subject — what "Negro" means these days — might make some folks uncomfortable. I'd pulled up to the valet stand at the Hilton and waited while the young man fumbled through the...
Tags: Social Issues, Jesse Jackson
The Census Bureau announced last week that it is dropping the use of the term "Negro" to describe black Americans in its population surveys. I suspect few will mourn the word's passing. Today Americans of African descent, especially younger ones, almost...
Apr 26, 2013 |Column| Los Angeles Times
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