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The U.S. heads into the 2012 presidential contest with a large generation gap in its politics — a rarity in American elections and one that, at least for now, has boosted prospects for a Republican victory, new survey data show. But Republicans...
Washington BureauHe squared up against a 250-pound, barely-clothed Mongol wrestler, accepted as a gift a handsome brown horse that he named Celtic, and marveled at the logic-defying contortions of a physical performer balancing herself by her teeth. Mongolia, the...
When asked what posed the greatest challenge to statesmen, Harold Macmillan, the former British prime minister, responded, "Events, my dear boy, events." That's because events tend to throw everybody off their plan. For example, Hurricane Irene ended...
Berkeley landscape architect Peter Walker has designed bigger projects than the 9/11 memorial in New York, but probably none has carried more weight. The opening of the eight-acre plaza Sunday marks 10 years since the terrorist attacks, and almost as many...
Tags: Politics, Interior Policy, Television, Employment, Labor Day
The first California election that Kim Alexander cast a ballot in was a pip; voters decided 16 state propositions -- on creating a state lottery, capping welfare, limiting campaign contributions -- and gave their former governor, Ronald Reagan, a second...
Tags: Television, Politics, Finance, Elections, Architecture
Los Angeles and the automobile grew up together. The sunny weather makes it a natural habitat for cars, with mostly excellent driving conditions year-round, save for occasional precipitation. In turn, motor vehicles allowed the city to grow and become...
Born on a mountain farm near Weaverville, N.C., in 1907, Wade Mainer soaked up old songs ringing in the far hills and hollers. As a professional singer and banjo player, he would introduce that music to audiences throughout the nation and also pass it on...
Tags: Artists, Music Industry, Oldies (genre), Woody Guthrie, Radio
Special to the Los Angeles TimesFor the German people, unconditional surrender in spring 1945 meant the end of self-government for the foreseeable future. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower minced no words when he announced that the Allied troops were there as conquerors, not liberators. Of...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Book, Unrest, Conflicts and War, Sociology
Special to the Los Angeles TimesAs the events leading up to World War II go, Franklin Roosevelt's 1933 appointment of a naïve history professor as ambassador to Germany — and the professor's decision to take his adventurous adult daughter with him — rank pretty low in...
24 Frames“Atlas Shrugged Part I,” the first film of a proposed trilogy adapting Ayn Rand’s 1957 capitalist epic, arrives on DVD today....
Nation NowHoovervilles: Parallels to today's Occupy Wall Street movement can be found in the Hoovervilles of the Great Depression; similar political fallout is likely....
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