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The evolution of President Abraham Lincoln's thinking about emancipation is clearly marked out in his speeches and public documents. The evolution of his views about suffrage for black people is harder to trace. The two issues are intimately linked, and...
Richard Collins, a screenwriter during the McCarthy era who was blacklisted for several years before he cooperated with the Communist-hunting House Un-American Activities Committee, died Thursday in Ventura. The onetime Communist Party member was 98...
Last week, top Maryland Democrats announced their intention to make it more difficult to put statewide policy referenda on the ballot. The move is a clear response to Republicans' success last year in putting to referendum policy questions in the hope...
Tags: Social Issues, Elections, Annapolis, Marriage, Democracy
The Hartford CourantLet me put this in perspective for you. Two days after John DeStefano was first sworn in as mayor of New Haven, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was whacked in the knee with a police baton in an assault planned by rival figure skater Tonya Harding's ex-...
L.A. NOWAn American democracy activist accused of trying to overthrow the Vietnamese government returned home to Southern California on Wednesday night, more than nine months after he was first detained in Saigon. U.S. citizen Nguyen Quoc Quan was met by a......
-------------------- Pow! A novel Mo Yan, translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt Seagull Books: 386 pp., $27.50 -------------------- This year's Nobel laureate in literature is an author who somehow manages to write books with brazenly...
Tags: Authors, Fiction, Literature, Religion and Belief, Philosophy
The year 2012 will go into the history books as one of contrasting transitions. China's five- year cycle for Communist Party congresses and leadership turnover overlapped with the U.S.'s four-year electoral calendar. And if that once-in-20-years...
Tags: Bill Clinton, Elections, Sociology, Xi Jinping, Arts and Culture
Chris Hayes, an editor at large of The Nation and host of the talk show bearing his name on MSNBC, was raised in a working-class neighborhood but attended some of the most exclusive schools on the planet. "I grew up in the Bronx," says the affable, 33-...
WASHINGTON — While accusing the Supreme Court’s conservative justices of "disdain for democracy," Pamela S. Karlan proves herself talented at dispensing disdain. The Stanford law professor is, however, less talented at her chosen task of...
Tags: George Will, Elections, Democracy, Politics, Antonin Scalia
"Socialism" and "capitalism" were the two most frequently looked-up words at Merriam-Webster.com this year. Then why are so many people still using them wrong? Har har! OK, that's not that funny. Nor is it the point. "We're not the schoolmarms of...
KTLA NewsRANCHO SANTA MARGARITA -- An Orange County man was convicted Monday of bludgeoning his wife of 39 years to death and then burning her dismembered body in a Ventura County campground. A jury found Richard Gustav Forsberg, 63, guilty of one felony count of...
Tags: Rentals, Arizona, Mike Thompson, KTLA, Health
Chicago Tribune reportersIn recent decades, China has transformed its economy into a powerhouse. Yet the communist country has doubled down on repression of its citizens. Enter Xi Jinping, who took over this month as China's leader. Few are expecting immediate reforms from this...
Feb 16, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Feb 15, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Feb 5, 2013 |Column| Baltimore Sun
Feb 1, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
Jan 30, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
Dec 14, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jan 7, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Jan 7, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Dec 30, 2012 |Story| Aberdeen News
Dec 12, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2012 |Story| KTLA-LTV
Nov 25, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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