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In a treatise on government published in 1690, British philosopher John Locke laid out an argument for property rights that would resonate on the far side of the Atlantic. Although God gave the fruit of the land to all people in common, Locke wrote,...
From the Associated PressDemocratic leaders voted Saturday to strip Michigan of all its delegates to the national convention next year as punishment for scheduling an early presidential primary in violation of party rules. In spite of the vote, some party leaders and officials...
Tags: Mike Gravel, Referenda, Barack Obama, Primaries, Elections
Times Staff WriterNORTH CONWAY, N.H. — A busload of reporters and TV cameras awaits Barack Obama as he steps forward, notes in hand, and begins speaking in his sonorous baritone. Chicken fingers, he says. Cheeseburgers. Barbecued ribs. Baked scallops. Meatloaf. His...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersDemocratic presidential candidates teamed up during a National Public Radio debate here Tuesday to blast the Bush administration over its policy toward Iran, arguing that a new intelligence assessment proves that the administration has needlessly...
Tags: Jon Kyl, Iraq, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Entertainment, Iran
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs the race for the Democratic presidential nomination rounds the Labor Day turn and begins the stretch run, the pre-race form book is in tatters. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York is the first woman with a real shot at winning the White House, but...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe muddled 2008 presidential nomination calendar gained some clarity Saturday -- at least on the Democratic side -- as the party's major candidates agreed not to campaign in any state that defies party rules by voting earlier than allowed. Their...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe more late-night television satirist Stephen Colbert jokes and romps his way through the early campaign season with his almost-real candidacy for president of the United States, the more some folks are intent on taking him seriously. It was no...
Most Americans would probably agree with the 19th century abolitionist Wendell Phillips that "eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." But our vigilance has been erratic, and we have paid the price for our inattention. This nation's history is littered...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — It was every host's worst nightmare: a big, lavish party and not a single invited A-lister showed up. The Florida Democratic Party's annual convention here got snubbed by all but the longest shot among the eight...
Democratic states are usually depicted on political maps using the color blue, but a more logical choice would be green. On environmental issues, the Democratic presidential candidates behave not so much as individuals as they do a bloc; though they...
Tags: Wildlife, Mining, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Elections
Hillary Clinton declared the other day -- apropos of whom, she didn't say, or need to -- "There is one job we can't afford on-the-job training for: our next president." Barack Obama immediately retorted: "My understanding is that she wasn't Treasury...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBill has called for Hillary. Antonio has called for Hillary. Barack's people have called, though he has not personally phoned yet. He probably will, though. After all, Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina could be an important arrow in a...
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