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  • Rare photo found of elevator added to battleship Iowa for FDR

    Rare photo found of elevator added to battleship Iowa for FDR
    A rare photograph has surfaced apparently showing an elevator added to the battleship Iowa, one of a handful of adaptations made to the vessel for wheelchair-user President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II. Officials with the Iowa -- now a...
  • Lost unions and lost ground

    Lost unions and lost ground
    Over the next few days, the largest national group of unions, the AFL-CIO, meets in Los Angeles to look at ways to stem the long-term decline of American unions. African Americans and other people of color have a lot at stake. Many people think of a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The case for cutting off aid to Egypt

    The case for cutting off aid to Egypt
    Prominent commentators, including Leslie Gelb, John Bolton and Bret Stephens, are counseling the Obama administration to swallow its qualms about the military coup in Cairo and embrace the generals as the best alternative to the Muslim Brotherhood. This...
  • (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...
  • 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...
  • Chained thinking on the federal deficit

    Chained thinking on the federal deficit
    Washington's tug of war over the federal budget has many wonders, but the biggest one of all must be the lengths to which politicians and pundits will go to deprive Granny and Grandpa of $30 a month. That's the amount by which benefits for the average...
  • 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,"...
  • San Francisco sheriff keeps job despite domestic violence claims

     
    San Franscisco's embattled sheriff will keep his job after all. San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday evening that Ross Mirkarimi did not commit official misconduct during an incident of domestic violence and that he should be returned to...