Hector Tobar

author and journalist

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Columnist and former Mexico City Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times; author of Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States and The Barbarian Nurseries: A Novel

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ALOUD is a reading series that’s been happening at downtown LA’s central library for 25 years. Some of the world’s best known writers come to discuss their works.

Renowned writers oppose dismissal of ALOUD’s founder

ALOUD is a reading series that’s been happening at downtown LA’s central library for 25 years. Some of the world’s best known writers come to discuss their works.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One voter group Donald Trump consistently polls better with than Hillary Clinton are working-class whites. Trump’s message is resonating with those voters in key states like Ohio.

What Hector Tobar's students taught him about white despair

One voter group Donald Trump consistently polls better with than Hillary Clinton are working-class whites. Trump’s message is resonating with those voters in key states like Ohio.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In this election year, anger has taken center-stage. The Black Lives Matter movement went viral even before the battle for the White House ramped up.

Where is the Latino Outrage?

In this election year, anger has taken center-stage. The Black Lives Matter movement went viral even before the battle for the White House ramped up.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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More than half of the Democrats in the U.S. House say they favor opening an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

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Will mass shootings become part of America’s background noise?   That’s an ugly prospect raised by the deaths of 34 people this week in Texas, Ohio and California.

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Since March some 387 Boeing 737 Max jets have been grounded by regulators and airlines with no end in sight. Boeing profits have tanked. Last month the company recorded its biggest ever quarterly loss and deliveries are at their lowest since 2012. Boeing says it expects the plane to return to service by the end of this year, as it continues to focus on the plane’s software system, thought to be the cause of both plane crashes. Boeing’s crisis highlights a problem beyond flight safety. The aircraft manufacturer chose to prioritize big spending on CEO compensation and stock buybacks rather than reinvest profits on its employees, infrastructure and R and D. Last year alone, Boeing’s chief executive Dennis Muilenburg took home $30 in compensation and gains from options. Buybacks over investment; the financial strategy that’s great for shareholders but may well have cost Boeing the public’s trust.

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LA’s City Council voted on Tuesday to renew rules that restrict where people living in their vehicles may park. Community activists say these rules criminalize homelessness.

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Last week's mass shooting in El Paso has been particularly painful for Angelenos, because so many have close ties to that city.

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Most people don't think California was a slave state, but its presence on the West Coast predates the arrival of enslaved Africans in 1619.

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A recent government study found that up to 70% of pork chops in supermarkets can contain drug-resistant bacteria.

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