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  • Review: The roots of the 1963 March on Washington

    Review: The roots of the 1963 March on Washington
    Though the post-racial world has yet to materialize, there's no denying this country has changed some over the last half a century, with an African American family living in the White House and a 30-foot-high statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on...
  • Martin Luther King's real message

    Martin Luther King's real message
    Amid the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March for Jobs and Freedom, there was a recurring complaint: What about economic justice? It is a source of enormous frustration among many on the left that Martin Luther King Jr.'s deservedly iconic...
  • Mark Leibovich's 'This Town' captures Washington's 'me' generation

    Mark Leibovich's 'This Town' captures Washington's 'me' generation
    Political scientist Louis Brownlow once famously lauded Franklin D. Roosevelt's advisors' "passion for anonymity." Gone are the days. Today's Washington operatives more closely resemble Norma Desmond in "Sunset Blvd." — characters consumed by...
  • (Small) body of presidential knowledge

     
    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...
  • Obama talks real estate with Zillow

    Obama talks real estate with Zillow
    President Obama paused on his trip through Los Angeles on Wednesday to sit for wide-ranging questions on housing and mortgage finance policy. But the live-streamed discussion was less notable for the content — the president broke little news,...
  • For the record

    Brain scans: An article in the July 15 Section A about brain scans of prison inmates said Owen D. Jones, a Vanderbilt University professor of law and biology, had come to view the lack of empathy displayed by psychopaths as a missing skill, akin to a...
  • Debate over minimum wage reignites decades-old arguments

    Debate over minimum wage reignites decades-old arguments
    Let us now praise one of the many legacies that prove that, in addressing its citizens' economic dignity, the America of the Thirties was smarter and more humane than the America of today. The example at hand is the minimum wage law. The federal...
  • George Aratani dies at 95; L.A. philanthropist who funded Japanese American causes

    George Aratani dies at 95; L.A. philanthropist who funded Japanese American causes
    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...
  • Eugene Genovese dies at 82; leftist historian turned conservative

    Eugene Genovese dies at 82; leftist historian turned conservative
    Eugene D. Genovese became one of the most notorious radical intellectuals in the country in 1965 when he addressed an all-night teach-in at Rutgers University on the Vietnam War. "I do not fear or regret the impending Viet Cong victory. I welcome it,"...
  • Reader finds family history in archival Times photo

     
    Kary Kuwahara of Pasadena said she always thinks of her grandmother at this time of year, the anniversary of her death in 1985. So when Kuwahara opened the LATExtra section on Thursday, she made a poignant discovery. An archival photo......
  • Goldberg: 'Right wing' doesn't equal 'terrorist'

    Goldberg: 'Right wing' doesn't equal 'terrorist'
    "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...