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By common consent, William F. Buckley Jr., who died Wednesday, was the father of modern conservatism. But he also ended up as one of the Bush administration's most trenchant critics. His death not only represents the loss of one of America's leading...
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Los Angeles Times Staff Writer[This story ran in the Los Angeles Times on July 20, 2004] First, from Switzerland, came word that the world's oldest mountain guide had left the Earth. Then, from the East Coast, came reports that author and ancient mariner William F. Buckley had left...
Tribune staff reporterSunday is April 20, known to marijuana users as "4/20," a counterculture holiday recognizing America's most commonly used illegal drug. The number "420" is code for marijuana, and was most likely invented in the 1970s at San Rafael High School in Marin...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWilliam F. Buckley Jr., the columnist, novelist, talk show host and tireless intellectual who founded the modern conservative movement and was its articulate voice for nearly six decades, died today. He was 82. Buckley, who had been ill with emphysema,...
Today's question: Give us your list of best and worst vice presidents in recent history. Previously, Lichtman and Edwards debated the proper role of the vice president, discussed how history might treat Dick Cheney and digested the current candidates'...
The Associated PressLiterary and cultural critic John Leonard, an early champion of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and many other authors, and so consumed and so informed by books that Kurt Vonnegut once praised him as "the smartest man who ever lived," has died. He...
Today's question: The Constitution doesn't define the vice president's role beyond a handful of government tasks. What should be the role of the vice president? Previously, Edwards and Lichtman discussed how history might treat Dick Cheney and digested...
This weekend, Fidel Castro will step down as president of Cuba, defying expectations that only death would part him from the role. The Times has been on the death watch, and before that, on the re-revolution watch, since way back in 1960. Below,...
Government officials and politicians Spencer M. Williams, 85; federal judge in San Francisco, appointed by President Nixon, who advocated for judges' interests (Jan. 3) Houston I. Flournoy, 78; GOP assemblyman and controller in California who lost the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterApril 10, 2008 NEW YORK -- The late Norman Mailer, a novelist and cultural provocateur who was rarely at a loss for words, was remembered at a memorial service Wednesday as a man whose deep and abiding commitment to the American novel will be his most...
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There's a book I don't remember well, though I can remember precisely where I found it in my elementary school library -- three yards to the right of the door, in the middle of the third shelf from the floor. I was, and remain, a compulsive reader. Back...
Staff WriterFor much of the 20th century, Variety was the entertainment industry's bible, a must-read of Hollywood. Barely into the 21st, the venerable trade newspaper has been dethroned by bloggers and collapsing revenue. Now its formidable editor in chief -- who...
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