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  • Kennedy Visits L.A.!

     
    Photograph by Jack Gaunt / Los Angeles Times Photograph by Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times Nov. 1, 1960: Chris Morales, a regular Daily Mirror reader, asked if I could find any photos of John F. Kennedy’s visit to East......
  • Major party presidential nominees, minus nine years (losers division)

     
    Bill Kurtz, a communications associate at Carthage College in Kenosha, saw my column item based on Presidents elect, minus nine years, and sent in this: I thought I'd apply your nine-year test to unsuccessful nominees, and break them down like......
  • The Bell Curve: Looking back to 'fireside chats'

    In the new order of things, Pilot columnists take a hike every fourth week as our contribution to the paper's freelance budget demands. Unfortunately, the news that provides grist for the columnists doesn't always happen on that schedule. Like today....
  • The Congress Expressway opens

    The Congress Expressway opens
    One dignitary who spoke at the ribbon-cutting for the new highway that stretched west from the Loop noted that the project had been discussed for three decades. "That's enough talk," Cook County Board President Daniel Ryan summed up. "Let's drive it."...
  • Obama's foreign policy picks

    Obama's foreign policy picks
    Presidential campaigns are generally discouraging for foreign policy intellectuals. Not only do the candidates pander in folksy vernacular to hockey moms and Joe Six Packs, but the clever ones favored by university professors often fare badly on...
  • City of Angels: Speak Easy

    Of course everyone is entitled to an opinion—but you have to be a Bill Gates for that opinion to make it to prime time. Until now. From a three-story loft on Venice’s Electric Avenue, Lisa Eisenpresser and a band of couch-sleeping, jeans-wearing, self-...
  • Bush's shoe toss

    Bush's shoe toss
    Shoes make news surprisingly often. Think Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at the U.N. General Assembly in 1960, brandishing his shoe at a Filipino delegate who was accusing the U.S.S.R. of imperialism in Eastern Europe. Speaking of the Philippines, think...
  • 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...
  • Wolfson: Cites the old West Virginia canard

     
    Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson, on CNN, pulls out several old Clinton canards. The rules must be changed and will be changed on Michigan! And Florida! And: "No president has won the presidency without West Virginia since Woodrow Wilson." True......
  • Bush hits worst approval rating quarter

     
    by Katie Fretland President Bush's average approval rating for his 30th quarter is the worst of his presidency at 29 percent, Gallup reports. "High gas prices, numerous economic troubles, and ongoing U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan all...
  • Adlai Stevenson Center's inauguration

     
    by Mark Silva They turned out today, some who have trod the presidential nominating path and some who haven't, at the historic homestead of Adlai Stevenson II, to take stock of what has happened to the presidential nominating process and......
  • Obama quote: Lincoln or Stevenson?

     
    by John McCormick Maybe Barack Obama just had his presidential candidates from Illinois confused. As he campaigned in New Mexico on Thursday, the Illinois Democrat offered what he said was a famous quotation to explain why he was taking an......