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Continuing Education Through The Newspaper

Terry Gardner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Gardner

If newspapers were dinosaurs (as some claim), why would they be helping me with my continuing education? Frankly, I like getting a bit of news print on my fingers every morning.

The Heath Insurance Dance

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

Why -- when we are faced with the possibility of losing our life or the life of a loved one -- do we also have to fight with an insurance company which is there to take care of our medical needs in the first place?

The End of the Affair in Hollywood

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

Big stars are going public on Facebook and Twitter with complaints about other stars. Guys, that's a real no-no. That's why you have publicists and agents and managers and all those other handlers.

Arabia Felix 104: Why Is Yemen the New Buzzword?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Why are TV political talk show hosts suddenly enamored of disastrous scenarios in Yemen, with war correspondents almost wishing worse would happen so they could be parachuted into another conflict zone?

The California Dream: Is It Dead or About to Be Reborn?

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

California is no longer the hot ticket item. What growth there is comes from births rather than immigration. People just are not moving here as much as they used to.

LA Times Twitter Guidelines Announced

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Los Angeles Times staffers have been warned: the Twitterverse isn't safe. Editor Russ Stanton and assistant managing editor Henry Fuhrmann have issued...

Remembering Jack Nelson

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Murray Fromson

On March 7, 1965, Jack and I met for the first time, on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on the outskirts of Selma, Alabama, he reporting for the Times and I for CBS News.

Electronics Changes Books, Bookstores and Publishing for Christmas 2009

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Giles Slade

On the day before Christmas, I realized I didn't have a present for my friend, Tom Harapnuik, who'd given me a copy of Mark Bauerlein's The Dumbest Ge...

The Myth of Fox News' Ratings Spike

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The breathless claim that Fox News' ratings recently spiked thanks to the White House's public critique is bogus hype.

An Open Letter to Senator Max Baucus : Save Your Health Care Bill With Simple Reform

Dr. Paul Toffel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Toffel

I've reviewed the current form of the your Senate Finance Committee bill, which is basically a good compromise, but has significant watered-down defects as it's about to go to vote.

Move Your Money Movement Surges In Social Media

Huffington Post | Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Take the pledge to Move Your Money! In the past week, Move Your Money evolved from a New Year's Resolution into a national movement. Press cover...

The $100 Trillion Tsunami

Don Ringe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Don Ringe

As the polar ice caps continue to melt, it apparently won't be just the polar bears who are threatened. The City of the Angels could become a shallow inland sea.

Joe Torre On Domestic Abuse: Baseball "Motivated [Me] To Excel"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Joe Torre rules the Dodger dugout, but his confidence wasn't always so high. The 55-year-old baseball manager opened up to the Los Angeles Times about...

Just Listen (I Doubt It) Evolution Interrupted

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

I am not an evolution doubter. I believe it is real. I believe it has happened to bring us to where we are now. However, I also believe that it is on hiatus.

Why Can't Los Angeles Over-Commercialize Christmas Better?

Brady Westwater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brady Westwater

Not only can the leaders of Los Angeles not properly implement even basic economic development projects, but we can't even properly commercialize Christmas.

Tough times Turning Newspaper Lenders Into Owners

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO — Newspaper headlines have skewered money lenders for dubious decisions that stoked the recession. Now the financiers are starting...

Bestsellers: Lost Symbol Gets Beaten Up By Wimpy Kid

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There are some big changes afoot on the bestseller lists, including the fact that on the USA Today bestseller list, Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days has...

When 'Mad Men' Types -- and Hollywood-- First Played a Key Role in Politics

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

When pundits labeled last year's presidential campaign "divisive" and "dirty," I had to laugh. The champion of all dirty races in this century, in fact, was the 1934 contest between Upton Sinclair and Frank Merriam.

Stopping the Presses: What Will Journalism Resemble in the Post-Print Age?

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

As I picked up several copies of the shrunken final edition of the Rocky Mountain News, I felt a sadness not only for that issue, but also for the physical transformation of the newspaper.

Los Angeles Times, Washington Post Breaking Up News Service

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO — The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post are breaking up their news service after 47 years, making it the latest casualty o...

Obama's Big Question: To Go or Not to Go, Copenhagen That is

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

Obama is not a miracle maker, but he will have at least tried to win the IOC bid. And during it all, he and the government will continue in any necessary actions.

R.I.P. Hotel Caesars

Carolynn Carreño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Carolynn Carreño

The whole leaf Caesar salad is not only the better Caesar, it is the classic Caesar.

Health Care Reform: Still An Original And Simple Proposal

Dr. Paul Toffel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Toffel

Whose plan gets my nod, for bipartisan reality and feasibility, to save and improve our unique, innovative American health care system and not saddle our country with unsustainable debt? I vote for Senator Max Baucus.

Healthcare Despair

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

Until everyone has health care none of us really do.

An Open Letter to Warren Buffett on Health Care: We Need You!

Dr. Paul Toffel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Toffel

Mr. Buffett, you're not in the health insurance market, but this might be the opportunity to bring your successful Berkshire companies to the table, to help solve the major issue of our time.