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The presidency is the world's most demanding job. Consequently, most presidents relied on "retreats" to get away from the capital city. Ronald Reagan, for instance, had his ranch in California, "W" his ranch in Crawford, TX., and Teddy Roosevelt sought...
WASHINGTON -- Why are Republicans playing the Democrats' game that the "fiscal cliff" is all about taxation? House Speaker John Boehner already made the pre-emptive concession of agreeing to raise revenues. But the insistence on doing so by...
The 7-Eleven Kid really is 7, a second-grader, and she recently did a report on George Herbert Walker Bush. Along with her friends, they presented it to the third-graders, as scary a group as a second-grader can face. She heard about his being in the...
Tags: Medical Research, Sports, T.J. Simers, Oprah Winfrey, Bob Hope
Re "Obama goes all in on guns," Editorial, Jan. 17 As a UC Berkeley-trained demographer and epidemiologist, I look at the total cost of any event, not just the immediate dollar price. In recent years the total cost of gun violence has not been well...
There may be no clearer reflection of this moment in American religious life than the tensions surrounding prayers at President Barack Obama's inauguration. Efforts by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to bridge the conservative-liberal divide by...
Orlando SentinelAs President Barack Obama arrived on the dais to take the 57th inaugural Oath of Office, administered by the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Monday, I couldn't help but reflect on my own experiences of photographing previous swearing-in...
Tags: Ronald Reagan, Photography, Arts, Arts and Culture, Barack Obama
In December, California's application for a waiver from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act was denied by the U.S. Department of Education. This, we were told, was because California had failed to embrace the federal department's reform agenda,...
George H.W. Bush, the nation’s oldest former president, could be released this week from a Texas hospital after nearly two months of treatment, according to a family spokesman. Bush, 88, could be released from Methodist Hospital in Houston, if ...
The Orlando Sentinel's first Floridian of the Year for 1983 was a strong-willed woman who slugged it out with this state's power brokers. Coincidentally, so is our 30th honoree, Deirdre Macnab. Marjory Stoneman Douglas wasn't afraid to fight for their...
Aaron Swartz saw a closed world and wanted to crack it open. His suicide by hanging in New York last week has reignited the conflict between the values of property possession and digital openness and intensified debate over the government’s...
A month after an elementary school massacre pushed gun control back onto the public agenda, some of the key proposals being discussed remain a sore point between Democrats and Republicans, though two ideas are backed by large, bipartisan majorities,...
Tags: Republican Party, Joe Biden, Shootings, Politics, Adam Lanza
Whether it's the indelible horror of the massacre at Newtown, Conn., or the tone-deaf response of the National Rifle Association and its allies who have shown themselves so hysterical and paranoid on the subject of gun rights, the public's hunger for...
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