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Spring Street Shuffle

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L.A. news junkies would do well to check out Michael Kinsley's first column as Opinion Editor of the Los Angeles Times. While LAist appreciates Kinsley's amiable liberal style, we also hope to see the Times' opinion page take on local politics with a little more gusto and vigor. Keep those city councilmembers on their toes, guys!In an admirable show of editorial restraint, Kinsley spiked his very first column for the Times, in which he gave an "ironic reflection" on the decapitation murder of screenwriter Robert Lees. Kinsley's old New Republic buddy Andrew Sullivan offers some friendly comments.

In other LAT news, movie critic Kenneth Turan reviews Fahrenheit 9/11, noting that "anyone who is the least bit open to Moore's thesis will come away impressed." And Dan Neil, the Times' Pulitzer-winning auto journalist, gives us his take on the new Ford GT, which reaches 60 mph in 3.3 seconds.