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Lyndon B. Johnson

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  • Richard Salem, mediator, 1930-2014

    Richard Salem graduated from Antioch College in Ohio, a school first led by public education reformer Horace Mann, whose words, "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity," are repeated each year at commencement. Mr. Salem took those...
  • Bob Strauss, a remarkable Democrat

    WASHINGTON -- Former Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss, who passed away Wednesday at a robustly lived 95, was a happy political warrior whose talent and energies took him far afield from his chosen playground, even to Moscow where he served...
  • Jared Leto -- actor, singer, runner, Oscar winner and where is his portrait in the attic?

    "THE ONLY way to enjoy one's life is to work; work is so much more fun than fun," said Noel Coward. WHEN sitting with Jared Leto a couple of months ago, at a Peggy Siegal luncheon to celebrate the success of "The Dallas Buyers Club," I was, of course,...
  • UC Irvine relents, decides to hold multiple graduation ceremonies

    UC Irvine relents, decides to hold multiple graduation ceremonies
    UC Irvine officials have decided to hold a series of smaller graduation ceremonies, in addition to one at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, at which they hope President Obama will be the keynote speaker.  Administrators have invited the president to give the...
  • Reporter Bill Plante reflects on a changing White House

    Reporter Bill Plante reflects on a changing White House
    Bill Plante's journey from his Rogers Park upbringing to his current and longstanding post as CBS News White House correspondent has been, in many senses, a conventional one for reporters of a certain age. Plante, now 76, got into radio young — at...
  • Utah: Grand twists, turns for hikers in Arches National Park

     Utah: Grand twists, turns for hikers in Arches National Park
    ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, Utah — I am seated on a narrow ledge waiting for the setting sun to add a golden glow to the famous Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. A tripod is wedged between my knees. There is not a lot of room here, and a misstep...
  • Heritage Museum chronicles Vietnam experience

    Heritage Museum chronicles Vietnam experience
    It took just minutes Saturday for Bob Derr and Ron Sebring to find their two infantry mates' names on the wall at the new Vietnam War exhibit at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. Their brothers in arms — Gerald Pysher and James Kachline —...
  • Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video

    Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video
    President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert. On Wednesday...
  • Does it matter if critics of Arizona bill didn't read it?

    SB 1062, the Arizona bill that would have made it easier to discriminate against gays and lesbians (and other people), was vetoed last week by Gov. Jan Brewer. But some social conservatives won’t let the subject go. They’re making two...
  • Obama to speak at UC Irvine graduation

    Obama to speak at UC Irvine graduation
    University of California schools are two for two in persuading the first couple to speak at graduations. As his wife did several years ago, President Obama agreed Thursday to give the commencement speech at a UC campus, officials announced. The first...
  • 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston gets his hooks into LBJ

    'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston gets his hooks into LBJ
    NEW YORK  — Since the White House is, in essence, the biggest stage in the world, it's probably no surprise that Americans crave presidents who are larger than life. We also expect our leaders to relate to our tawdry selves, which accounts for how...
  • When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points

    When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points
    The nearly two-minute UC Irvine video looks like an appeal to prospective students, featuring a montage of undergraduates walking around campus, dancing in classrooms and celebrating big basketball victories. But the target audience becomes obvious at...