| Apr 23, 2013
"If history were to repeat itself," warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, "and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown delivered a triumphant State of the State speech on Thursday morning, saying California has once again confounded its critics to become a model for the rest of the nation. “This special destiny never ends. It slows. It......
| May 7, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Five-year-old Arden Hayes loves Legos. And presidents. He's been reading up on history and can name the chief executives in order and tell you a little — OK, a lot — about them. When he found out that he shared a birthday with FDR, he...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 12:52 PM
We're in no danger of a Crisis on Infinite Earths, but the discovery of an Earth-like planet just 13 light-years ......
| Jan 1, 2013
Back in 2011, at the dawn of a long presidential campaign, I established a fine baseline for my credentials as a political prognosticator: I told readers that Mitt Romney's strongest challengers for the Republican nomination would be Texas Gov. Rick Perry...
| May 21, 2013
Although there's still a great deal to be learned about the scandals and controversies swirling around the White House like so many ominous dorsal fins in the surf, the nature of President Obama's bind is becoming clear. The best defenses of his...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Rex Scouten, whose 48-year career in the White House began with the Trumans and ended with the Clintons, and whose duties included helping first families transition to their oversized new home, died Feb. 20 at a hospital near his home in Fairfax, Va. He...
| Feb 21, 2013
George Aratani, a Los Angeles businessman who donated millions of dollars to Japanese American causes, and with his wife endowed the nation’s first academic chair to study the World War II internment of people of Japanese descent and their efforts...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:10 PM
It is no wonder Florida Sen. Marco Rubio needed to grab a bottle of water in the middle of delivering the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address. The speech he was given to recite was like a hunk of stale, dry...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Editor's note: Join Hector Tobar and book critic David L. Ulin on the Jacket Copy blog for a live video chat on the literary legacy of American inaugurations in general, and President Obama's 2013 inauguration in particular, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific....
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Circle City Books in Pittsboro, N.C., has just completed an eye-catching mural: a side of a building covered in books. Huge, oversize books, with titles that even this myopic passerby could read.
What's on it? Forty-eight titles, some of which are...