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  • Letter: Whatever the reason, it's still exclusion

    Re. “Hills residents deserve gates,” Mailbag, May 14. In her letter to the editor, Ms. Pulvers acknowledges that residents enjoy driving up to take in the view, which the gates would preclude. Further her reference to “day hikers” being permitted suggests evening and nighttime pedestrian access may also be eliminated. This would necessarily impose a cost on other residents, and a tangible one on adjacent residents who may see a decline in relative property values associated with their loss of access.
  • In Theory: Is morality tied to belief in God?

    A recent poll conducted Pew Research Center revealed that many people worldwide, particularly those who live in poorer countries, are of the opinion that one must believe in God to be a moral person. According to the Pew report that was issued in late...

    In Theory: When one's compass starts to turn

    Earlier this month, the publication Scientific American reported that a series of studies at both Harvard University and the University of Utah showed that people are more likely to make ethical decisions in the morning than they are as the day wears on....

    In Theory: Is 'radicalization' child abuse?

    The mayor of London wrote in a March 2 column in the Daily Telegraph that Muslim children who are at risk of radicalization by their parents are victims of child abuse and should be removed from their homes. Mayor Boris Johnson says that such a move...

    Gatto responds to warning letter

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) responded this week to the fact that he was one of 37 state politicians who received warning letters from a state ethics agency for accepting improper campaign contributions. An investigation by the Fair Political...