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On inauguration day, a new U.S. president is a demigod, the embodiment of aspirations as vast as they are varied. Over the course of the years that follow, the president inevitably fails to fulfill those lofty hopes. So the cycle begins anew, and...
Tags: Barack Obama, White House, Terrorism, John McCain, Pakistan
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe big news Tuesday was not merely that Hillary Rodham Clinton scored an unexpected comeback victory. Emerging from that win was something more durable: a road map that could guide the former first lady to the Democratic presidential nomination. The...
Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY AWA Architecture Symposium: The Assn. for Women in Architecture will offer a series of presentations by architects, artists, thinkers and public officials. Participants include Barbara Bestor,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNot since 1950 when the U.S. Army briefly captured Pyongyang during the Korean War have so many Americans descended on the world's most reclusive, anti-U.S. capital. This time, though, the invasion is not military, but musical. A 747 jumbo jet from...
Special to The TimesTravelers associating the words "American embassy" only with lost passports and long lines are missing out. Judging from the 40-plus locations showcased in "Building Diplomacy: The Architecture of American Embassies" (Cornell University Press, $50),...
Times Staff WriterPope John Paul II, whose indomitable will and uncompromising belief in human dignity helped bring down communism in Eastern Europe and reshaped Christianity's relationship to Judaism, died today. He was 84. The Polish-born John Paul, indisputably the...
Times Staff WriterThe Cold War may be over, but U.S. and Russian soldiers are expanding outposts in this mountainous former Soviet republic about 3,200 miles east of NATO headquarters in Brussels and nearly 2,000 miles from Moscow. The U.S. opened its base three years ago...
Tags: Mikhail S Gorbachev, U.S. Elections, Prices, China, Civil Unrest
For months, people have been waxing blue sky and screaming like Chicken Little about whether Iraq could pull off an election. At this early stage, who seems to have hit the mark? "The bottom line here is the U.N. had always thought that it might take...
Tags: Democracy, Howard Dean, George W. Bush, Iraq, John Kerry
NOTE TO EDITORS: Advance registration is required for working media planning to cover the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Registration deadline is April 15. The registration form and directions are posted online at http://www.latimes.com/extras/...
NOTE TO EDITORS: Advance registration is required for working media planning to cover the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The registration deadline has been extended to April 18. The registration form and directions are posted online at http://www....
Whew, I'm in the club. Even though I was born in Mexico, I can run for the presidency if this columnist gig doesn't work out. I called my mother over the weekend, just to make sure. Had she lived in the United States at least five years prior to my birth?...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- In Hillary Clinton's farewell remarks in February on stepping down as President Obama's secretary of state, she echoed one of her predecessors, Madeleine Albright, declaring America to be "the indispensable nation." "We are the force for...
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