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  • Gulf oil spill: Experts weigh in on the nation’s oil addiction

     
    In his Oval Office speech President Obama urged Americans to "seize control of our own destiny" and break the nation's oil addiction. He suggested several approaches he'd consider, but otherwise went light on specifics. Here, several energy and...
  • IRAN: Rafsanjani condemns 'spiraling wave of sedition' against supreme leader

     
    Over the last few days, Babylon & Beyond has chronicled the political journey of Iran's Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a powerful cleric and erstwhile supporter of the nation's opposition movement who appeared to be shifting his political...
  • Tuesday's Highlights: Woddy Harrelson on 'Biography'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 22 - 28 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CHEERED: Woody Harrelson is profiled in a new episode of 'Biography,' at 7 p.m. on Biography. SERIES Explorer: This......
  • Robert Wexler, passionate Florida liberal, quits Congress

     
    It's kind of a shocker for political groupies, news that a popular and not-in-any-way-endangered Democratic incumbent has decided to leave Congress. Robert Wexler, a staunch liberal voice from Boca Raton, railed against Republicans who impeached President...
  • The Central Valley Has Found Its Voice

    The Central Valley Has Found Its Voice
    When Carol Whiteside zipped along the stage on a Segway Human Transporter smiling like a cat, she was making a point about the future of the Central Valley. OK, so she was also scratching off one more experience from what she calls "my life checklist" by...
  • A boon for Pickens, not for America

    At a time of economic decline and record-high gas prices, there is something refreshing in an oilman turning into one of the nation's leading advocates of renewable energy. This could explain why T. Boone Pickens' multibillion-dollar efforts to reduce...
  • Wrong on rape

    I was appalled this Sunday to see the headline "What campus rape crisis?" pop up on my newsfeed, especially when I realized it came from a major news source. I am grateful to The Times for the opportunity to respond to Heather MacDonald's rehash of author...
  • PASSINGS: Harold Garfinkel, Gerald Allison, Tom King, Ronald D. Asmus, Christian Ferry

    PASSINGS: Harold Garfinkel, Gerald Allison, Tom King, Ronald D. Asmus, Christian Ferry
    Harold Garfinkel UCLA sociologist studied common sense Harold Garfinkel, 93, a longtime UCLA sociology professor whose groundbreaking work examined the importance of common sense in everyday situations, died April 21 of congestive heart failure at his...
  • Gustave Shubert dies at 79; Rand Corp. vice president

    Gustave H. Shubert, who expanded the Rand Corp.'s research mission from military studies to analyses of education policy, crime-fighting and other domestic issues, died Nov. 25 of natural causes at a Los Angeles nursing home. He was 79. Shubert was...
  • PASSINGS

    Uriel Jones Drummer for Motown Uriel Jones, 74, a drummer whose versatile, passionate beat fueled classic Motown hits by the Temptations, the Four Tops and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, died Tuesday at a Detroit-area hospital after complications...
  • William Trombley dies at 80; journalist reshaped The Times' coverage of higher education

    William Trombley dies at 80; journalist reshaped The Times' coverage of higher education
    William Trombley, a veteran journalist and education analyst who wrote for Life magazine and The Times during a five-decade career, died Sunday at a Davis hospital. He was 80. Trombley had respiratory and other problems and died after a heart attack in...