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Farm subsidies could finally be on the chopping block. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently acknowledged that corn and ethanol "subsidies need to be phased out" over time. And on a swing through Iowa, Mr. Vilsack suggested that the Obama...
Times Staff WriterLOS ANGELES -- Jim and Mill LaVerde followed it like a pennant race. Sam and Stephanie Larson saw it as a morality play. Eleanor Viggers was drawn to it like a train wreck. Steve and Yolanda Whitehorse just tried not to come to blows over it. All seven...
I bought a book at a book fair several months ago. I had yet to pay for it when a friend (I think) approached me and asked what I was buying. I told him it was a book written by Tom Dewey and he said, Tom Dewey! Then he laughed and walked away. That...
Washington BureauHe squared up against a 250-pound, barely-clothed Mongol wrestler, accepted as a gift a handsome brown horse that he named Celtic, and marveled at the logic-defying contortions of a physical performer balancing herself by her teeth. Mongolia, the...
Irwin Silber, who became a key figure in the revival of folk music beginning in the 1950s as editor of the magazine Sing Out!, has died. He was 84. Silber, who was also a producer and wrote and edited several books on music and other subjects, died...
Norman Borlaug, the father of the "Green Revolution" who is widely credited with saving millions of lives by breeding wheat, rice and other crops that brought agricultural self-sufficiency to developing countries around the world, died Saturday in Texas....
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Margaret Bush Wilson, the first African American woman to head the national NAACP board of directors, and who was ousted in 1983 after a public feud with its executive director, died Tuesday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis of multiple organ...
HOWARD A. RODMAN chairs the writing division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He wrote the screenplay adaptation of "Joe Gould's Secret."I GREW UP in Brooklyn, in Red Brooklyn, in the arms of the Henry Wallace campaign and the Committee for the Negro in the Arts. At camp, I learned baseball and folk songs and equality, and instead of color war, we played war of nations, and somehow the...
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JAMES MACGREGOR BURNS and SUSAN DUNN teach at Williams College. Burns is author of "Leadership." They are coauthors of "The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America" and "George Washington."EVEN MANY Republicans today recognize Franklin D. Roosevelt as the greatest president of the last century. The anti-Franklin Roosevelt, however, is George W. Bush. From his regressive tax codes and plan to privatize Social Security to his Supreme Court...
Nothing to Fear FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America Adam Cohen Penguin Press: 372 pp., $29.95 Adam Cohen's cogent chronicle of the pell-mell opening months of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration couldn't be...
South Florida Sun-SentinelSOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL OP-ED ONLINE Is America Ready for a Real Black President? By Norm Vance Are you ready for a peanut butter and hamburger sandwich? Not sure? Yet someone in Bluffton, Indiana insists it was a favorite of her father and herself....
Baltimore Sun StaffAlong with their weekly floor hockey battles, Sunday brisket dinners and annual beach week, the Mallonee clan of Baltimore shares another tradition, one that has lasted three generations. Family members visit an obscure research facility and undergo...
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