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  • What 'the Iron Lady' forged

    In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television -- and the fact that the telegenic Thatcher had a "certain imbecile...
  • Go Away With ... Steve Byrne

    Go Away With ... Steve Byrne
    When Vince Vaughn suggested that Steve Byrne create a sitcom, the comic -- who's Irish and Korean -- came up with the premise for the TBS series "Sullivan and Son." Vaughn -- a longtime friend and supporter -- is an executive producer of the show, where...
  • Do we need to maintain a dole for former presidents?

    WASHINGTON -- In this era of huge federal debt and fiscal dysfunction, it's less than heartening to learn from the Congressional Research Service that the nation's four living former chief executives got a total of $3.7 million in pensions and operating...
  • A look back at some of college football's most memorable early-season games

     
    With the start of the college football season now just a few days away, the National Football Foundation has put out a release flashing back to some of the more memorable early-season games over the years. Some of them fans will remember instantly, and...
  • Dubya's library opens debate about presidential record

    WASHINGTON -- The other three living former American Presidents -- Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton -- are all scheduled to show up tomorrow (Thursday) at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist...
  • The presidential mouthpiece

    WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the ouster of elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi by the country's military leaders, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has given assembled reporters the benefit of his position on the matter. Regarding talk of...
  • Obama's battery recharge

    WASHINGTON -- In the midst of President Jimmy Carter's economic doldrums in 1979, he sought to restart the nation's engines with a speech in which he essentially accused the American people of losing confidence. Although he never used the word, it was...
  • Final Nixon tapes reveal bid to ease tensions with Soviets

    Final Nixon tapes reveal bid to ease tensions with Soviets
    They were great antagonists of the Cold War, the avowedly Red-hating American president and the world's most powerful communist. Yet when Richard Nixon hosted Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev for a summit in June 1973, their private exchanges had the...
  • It should be easier to get rid of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

    SACRAMENTO — This has been absurd. There should be an easier way to yank a shamed, politically impotent sexual predator from a mayor's office. There is, of course. Bob Filner could have — should have — resigned as San Diego mayor...
  • Foster care: One small step toward a better system

    Foster care: One small step toward a better system
    There are so many high-profile problems in child welfare offices like the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, it is easy to forget that some of the most exasperating barriers to helping abused and neglected children are laws...
  • Rachel Patron: Let's keep Obamacare, and take it out on Congress

       It's Wednesday and I'm thinking of the finale of the 1967 movie "Planet of the Apes," where Charlton Heston and his girlfriend ride into the "Forbidden Zone," and discover looming at them the truncated Statue of Liberty. Heston exclaims: "They blew...
  • On tape, President Ford describes assassination try by Manson follower

    On tape, President Ford describes assassination try by Manson follower
    A federal judge Monday approved the release of videotaped testimony by President Ford, later used in the trial of Lynette Alice "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to assassinate him in Sacramento 37 years ago. Portions of the 20 minutes of testimony taken in...