Jim Newton is editor-at-large of the Los Angeles Times. He serves as a member of the Times’ editorial board, advises on editorial matters and writes and edits for the editorial and op-ed pages. A 20-year veteran of the paper, he has served as editor of the editorial pages and been a reporter and bureau chief, covering the Los Angeles Police Department, Mayor Richard Riordan, federal law enforcement and state and local politics. He is also a senior fellow with UCLA’s School of Public Affairs and teaches journalistic ethics at the Communications Studies Department. He is the author of Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made, a best-selling biography of the former chief justice and California governor, and is at work on a biography of Dwight Eisenhower’s presidential years.