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Congressional Republicans have been upset at the management at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which authorized a botched sting operation near the Mexican border that put guns in the hands of drug criminals. But Republican...
Christopher Hitchens, the engaging and enraging British-American author and essayist whose polemical writings on religion, politics, war and other provocations established him as one of his generation's most robust public intellectuals, has died. He was...
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Culture MonsterFrench mayor embarrassed by big-breasted Marianne sculpture...
Comments BlogWas beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad executed too quickly?...
L.A. NOWAs the furor against Arizona's strict new immigration law escalates, immigrant advocates are preparing to move the fight to the courtroom, where their legal challenges have sunk other high-profile laws against illegal migrants. The Los Angeles attorney...
Culture MonsterIt's doubtful Virginia attorney general Kenneth T. Cuccinelli will be at Christie's New York auction house tonight, when Pablo Picasso's 1932 "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" will be hammered down to what everyone, everywhere seems to assume will be a......
L.A. NOWThe full Western appeals court voted Thursday to let stand its September decision that former U.S. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft is not immune from a civil action charging that he violated a Kansas-born Muslim convert's constitutional rights by having him........
MARK TWAIN and Herman Melville are renowned for capturing the salt, wit and dreams of their eras. But the two musicals they've inspired for the world premiere of "American Tales" -- presented by the Antaeus company -- reveal the authors' uncelebrated...
MATT WELCH is assistant editor of The Times' editorial pages.WHEN President Ford announced in his brief and sober inaugural address that "our long national nightmare is over," it wasn't just an attempt to lay the turbulent Nixon presidency to poetic rest. It was also a bit of wish-casting about the nation's deep...
HART SEELY is the creator of "Pieces of Intelligence: The Existential Poetry of Donald H. Rumsfeld."IT'S BEEN A dark week for satire. Within 48 hours, two of the world's great punch-line generators — Kevin Federline, alias "Mr. Britney Spears," and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld — abruptly punched out. Not since Oct. 10, 1973 —...
If there has been one common theme in the Bush administration's handling of the myriad legal challenges to its conduct of the "war on terrorism," it has been the government's tendency to change the playing field just when defeat seemed imminent. No case...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe resignation of Atty. Gen Alberto R. Gonzales on Monday removes a lightning rod of criticism for the Bush administration, which began looking for a credible replacement who could restore the effectiveness and reputation of the Justice Department -- and...
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