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Second terms have rarely been kind to American presidents. Our last two-term leader, George W. Bush, ended his tenure with a financial crash so disastrous that his own party has tried to erase him from memory. Bush's predecessor, Bill Clinton, was more...
Russell Train, an important American conservationist and former tax court judge who helped craft some of the nation's early and enduring environmental laws, has died. He was 92. Train, who led the Environmental Protection Agency in the 1970s, died Monday...
It's one of Mitt Romney's favorite lines: America needs a businessman in the White House. It's "a basic qualification" for the job, he said in his speech at the Republican convention last month, "one that's essential to [the] task." But what does history...
When Superior Court Judge Steve Malone ruled on an attempt to convert Desert Trails Elementary School into a charter school, he made it very clear what he wanted done. He ordered the Adelanto school board to accept petitions from parents of the failing...
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Who’s ready to go to war with Iran? Oh, I forgot. Since we now have an army of professionals, none of the rest of us is actually required to go to war. And, since we now allow commanders-in-chief to unilaterally send that army into battle...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesWonder Girl The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias Don Van Natta Jr. Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99 So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....
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Jacket CopyThe University of Missouri will pull the plug on its 54 year old press, just the latest in a string of academic publishing casualties...
Culture Monsterhe family of Dwight D. Eisenhower wants to overhaul the layout of the former president's planned memorial, which was designed by Frank Gehry. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is planning a new museum in Helsinki, Finland....
Culture MonsterChristopher Knight looks at the McCarthyite attack on the Eisenhower Memorial design for Washington, D.C.'s, National Mall....
Culture MonsterFrank Gehry didn't attend Monday's Congressional hearing about his design for the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington. But the Los Angeles architect sent a letter defending his controversial conception of the public memorial, while also...
Culture MonsterThe committee that first selected Frank Gehry to design a planned Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., confirms its support for his design, which was questioned by Eisenhower's family....
Former Sen. Charles H. Percy, a former Foreign Relations Committee chairman whose moderate Republican views put him at odds with party conservatives, died Saturday in Washington, D.C. He was 91. Percy's daughter, Sharon Rockefeller, announced in 2009...
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