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  • The life and fate of Alger Hiss remains a hot topic among readers

    "The other curious thing about the Hiss case is the psychology of believing that Hiss was a spy, which requires abandoning much of what we know about rational thought." — Newspaper columnist Molly Ivins in 1996 I knew that my Alger Hiss column...
  • In Alger Hiss case, William L. Marbury was a lawyer's lawyer

    I was amazed to read in Frederick N. Rasmussen's "Alger Hiss' trial still stirs readers" (June 26) the opinion expressed by Timmerman Daughtery that Hiss made a major blunder in hiring William L. Marbury as his counsel. As Ms. Daughtery put it, "if he'...
  • Gwendolyn M. "Gwen" Bruggman, volunteer, dies

    Gwendolyn M. "Gwen" Bruggman, volunteer, dies
    Gwendolyn M. "Gwen" Bruggman, a homemaker and volunteer, died Aug. 9 from complications of a broken hip at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Brightwood resident was 84. The daughter of a businessman and a homemaker, the former Gwendolyn Medill was...
  • Dr. Bernard Nathanson dies at 84; obstetrician championed abortion rights before switching sides

    Dr. Bernard Nathanson dies at 84; obstetrician championed abortion rights before switching sides
    Dr. Bernard Nathanson, an obstetrician who was a leading champion of the abortion rights movement until he switched sides and vaulted to prominence as the narrator of the grisly anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream," died Monday at his New York City...
  • Who was the most partisan media baron before Rupert Murdoch invented Fox News?

     
    One of the great things about getting a chance to read history is that you quickly learn that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Liberals spend an inordinate amount of time brooding over the formidable media......
  • Alger Hiss -- a case for our time

    Alger Hiss -- a case for our time
    Fifty-eight years ago today, Alger Hiss -- the defendant in an emblematic Cold War prosecution once called "the trial of the century" -- began serving a federal prison sentence for perjury. Until his death in 1996, Hiss maintained that he had never been a...
  • Stephen L. Zetterberg dies at 92; Democratic attorney's early elective loss helped set Nixon on winning course

    Stephen L. Zetterberg, an attorney and longtime Democratic activist whose unsuccessful 1948 bid for Congress bolstered Richard M. Nixon's political ascent in the 1950s, died of natural causes Friday at his Claremont home, his son said. He was 92. The...
  • Still seeing Red

    An exhibition at a New York museum celebrating the Abraham Lincoln Brigade -- a band of left-wing, largely communist American volunteers who fought against Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War about 70 years ago -- is criticized by anti-Stalinist...
  • Case closed: The Rosenbergs were Soviet spies

    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed 55 years ago, on June 19, 1953. But last week, they were back in the headlines when Morton Sobell, the co-defendant in their famous espionage trial, finally admitted that he and his friend, Julius, had both been...
  • L.A. Theatre Works to open 'Top Secret' in New York and 'RFK' at the Skirball Cultural Center

     
    L.A. Theatre Works is known for recording the classics -- and plays it thinks will become classics -- in live radio broadcast-style performances that often feature Broadway and Hollywood stars. This month, the company will present two productions that...
  • Commentary: Gore Vidal's Perspective on the White House Scandal

    On Monday, the 42nd president of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton, will commit what could be a fatal political error by allowing himself to be questioned under oath by an independent counsel, Kenneth W. Starr, who has taken more than four...
  • Obituary: Nixon Dies; Ex-President Was Major Figure on World Stage

    Obituary: Nixon Dies; Ex-President Was Major Figure on World Stage
    Richard Nixon, who strode the world stage for decades and was the only American President to resign his office to avoid impeachment, died Friday night, four days after suffering a stroke. He was 81 years old. A spokesman said Nixon, the nation's 37th...