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  • A Labor Day speech from many years ago by a non-president named Dwight Eisenhower

     
    How Labor Day speeches have changed in recent decades....
  • Republicans Fight Over Party Platform

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo July 25, 1960: Vice President Nixon greets well-wishers in Chicago. Cartoonist Bruce Russell is sure the GOP has the election in the bag. July 25, 1960: "The issues that shaped the Republican Convention were those forced on it...
  • Republicans Expand Policy on Civil Rights

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo President Eisenhower covers his head under a storm of confetti as he arrives in Chicago to address the Republican National Convention. July 27, 1960: Vice President Richard Nixon wins some – but not all – of what he...
  • Nixon for President!

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo July 28, 1960: Republican presidential nominee Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat, wave to delegates. Times editorial cartoonist Bruce Russell shows that Richard Nixon has experienced hair. I mean, is this a joke or what? Readers...
  • Bagging one for the Earth -- and politics

     
    I missed out on the great days of minor voter baksheesh, when a mailer from a candidate was regularly accompanied by a potholder stamped with the name of the candidate and some praiseworthy deed of his doing. (I always wondered whether these undoubtedly...
  • Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, July 22, 1960

     
    July 22, 1960: Paul Coates takes a look at President Eisenhower's golf game, writes a follow-up on a peace march and muses on staggered work shifts to ease rush-hour traffic....
  • Roger Waters on wheat-pasting over the Elliott Smith memorial wall: "We had no intention to cover up something precious"

     
    Roger Waters of Pink Floyd knows the artistic potency of an image on a wall. But his recent campaign to wheat-paste an anti-war quote from President Eisenhower across American cities to promote his touring revival of the Floyd staple “The......
  • White House Proposes Healthcare Plan

     
    May 5, 1960: The Republican administration of President Eisenhower announces plans for federal and state funding of medical insurance for people over 65 in the Medicare Program for the Aged. The Democrats opposed the plan in favor of healthcare benefits...
  • Pink Floyd's Roger Waters apologizes for pasting over Elliott Smith wall

     
    Roger Waters of Pink Floyd found himself in a whirlwind of negativity when employees pasted over the Elliott Smith memorial in Silver Lake. To promote an upcoming revival tour for Pink Floyd, the band posted a painting with a President......
  • Books & Ideas: Stephen Ambrose's troubling Eisenhower record

    Books & Ideas: Stephen Ambrose's troubling Eisenhower record
    I worried, almost from the beginning of my research into the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, that something did not quite add up with Stephen Ambrose's famous biography of the former president. I say almost from the beginning because I had no inkling at...
  • National World War II Museum in New Orleans salutes the Greatest Generation

    National World War II Museum in New Orleans salutes the Greatest Generation
    Why, of all places, is the National World War II Museum in this sultry Gulf Coast port, better known for its jazz, party beads and occasional Category 3 hurricane? Because famed World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose wanted it that way. Ambrose,...