Susan Estrich

07/14/2014 - 2:29am

    The news that Google executive Forrest Hayes died on a yacht after being injected with heroin by a "date" he met on a website that connects "sugar daddies" with "sugar babies" has prompted not only charges against the woman, 26-year-old Alix Tichelman, and an investigation of a similar death (ruled accidental) involving Ms....

05/22/2014 - 5:55pm

    In New Hampshire, the "pledge" used to be a promise not to raise taxes if you were elected president, the "read my lips" formula that helped get George H.W. Bush elected (and perhaps defeated). In Westwood, the "pledge" these days is the promise not to go to Israel on a trip...

05/18/2014 - 11:13pm

    What do they call it when a man gets fired from a top job?

    Wednesday. Or, if appropriate, Monday or Tuesday or Thursday or Friday.

    When a woman gets fired, it's called breaking news.

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05/15/2014 - 4:05am

    My friends from outside of Los Angeles are horrified. "Donald Sterling is a pig?" they say with surprise. "A racist, ignorant, loud-mouthed fool?" And Jewish, to boot. This is not, my mother would have said, good for the Jews.

    No one I know who...

05/12/2014 - 5:34am

    Does Monica Lewinsky really think she was a victim of cyber bullying?

    Apparently so, according to her "coming out" piece in Vanity Fair, which is getting a lot of attention, ostensibly because of its potential impact on Hillary 2016.

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05/08/2014 - 9:14pm

    That's what the Simon Wiesenthal Center called the assignment given to eighth-grade students in Rialto, Calif., to research and write an argumentative essay about whether the Holocaust actually happened or was "merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth."

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