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Feb. 2, 2011: Most viewed, commented, Tweeted and shared

The buzz for Feb. 2, 2011:

O Most viewed: The shame of 'O'

Columnist Tim Rutten writes, "We ought to be outraged, and somebody should be ashamed, over the all-but-unremarked-upon scandal surrounding Simon & Schuster's publication of 'O: A Presidential Novel.'"

Most commented: Give it to us straight

"California voters need the truth, without pandering or exaggeration, about what state budget cuts will be needed if temporary taxes aren't extended," writes the editorial board about Gov. Jerry Brown's budget plan.

Trending on Twitter: Uganda needs a lesson in gay rights

The editorial board shines a light on Uganda, where homosexuality is illegal. Should the U.S. continue to send money to Uganda?

Shared on Facebook: Redevelopment agencies: Renovate, don't eliminate

Madeline Janis makes an argument for keeping redevelopment agencies in California. She is the executive director of the L.A. Alliance for a New Economy and a volunteer commissioner on the board of the L.A. Community Redevelopment Agency.

-- Alexandra Le Tellier

Photo: "O: A Presidential Novel." Credit: Simon & Schuster


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