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Top of the TicketDemocrat Obama plans cuts and, of course, new taxes on those filthy rich folks....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIn school, I was taught that George Washington could not tell a lie, but I never knew that he owned more than 300 slaves. I learned that lesson in December, when I visited the new President's House and its exhibit, "Freedom and Slavery in Making a New...
Los Angeles Times30,000 BC: Stone Age man begins using sharpened flint and seashells to scrape the hair from his body, inventing the morning shave. 1150 BC: Biblical hero Samson, whose feats of strength allegedly included slaying an entire army with the jawbone of an...
Big-time, bed-rattling snoring is more than just a detriment to good sleep or happy relationships. It's also a sign that airways aren't open and clear. In extreme cases, snorers spend chunks of the night gasping for breath, a dangerous condition called...
President Obama's income dropped substantially in 2010 from the previous year due to declining book sales, but he is still comfortably in the ranks of the nation's millionaires, his federal tax returns show. The Obama family earned $1.73 million last...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Forgotten Founding Father Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture Joshua Kendall Putnam: 355 pp., $26.95 Reading Joshua Kendall's smart new biography of the pioneering lexicographer Noah Webster Jr. (1758-1843) brings to...
Washington BureauOn his first visit to Buckingham Palace in 2009, President Obama gave Queen Elizabeth II an iPod. Given a second chance Tuesday, his gift for the British monarch was decidedly more traditional. According to the White House, Obama gave the queen a...
Absolute Monarchs A History of the Papacy John Julius Norwich Random House: $30 The respected historian of the Byzantine Empire and Venice now turns to one of the oldest institutions on Earth and those who have worn the mitred hat during its 2,000-...
Opinion L.A.Oh look, a poll revealing the shocking fact that 20% of Americans are delusional about Imam Barack Obama's religious fealty. Let's see how long it takes for the Washington Post to blame the dastardly Internet: The number of Americans who believe --...
Show TrackerFade in: Dutch slave ship off the coast of Bermuda, 1793. Slaves are sick. The shipâs doctor fears the worst. The Dutch decide to throw the infected Africans overboard one by one, to halt the spread of the disease. Wait,......
Top of the TicketAbraham Lincoln, the first Republican president, began Thanksgiving. Obama, the first African American president, continues it....
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