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Today's question: Is federal tax law too restrictive on clergy who publicly endorse political candidates or voter initiatives? All week, Barry W. Lynn and Erik Stanley discuss the friction between church and state over the issue of political speech from...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer| This is the first in an occasional series of walking tours that The Times' architecture critic will be taking with writers, artists, designers and others who see the L.A. cityscape in unusual or provocative ways. On an L.A. wavelength * To urban blogger...
Tags: Culver City, San Francisco, History, Transportation, Travel
Times Staff WriterTammy Faye Messner, the mascara-laden former wife of televangelist Jim Bakker, the charismatic TV preacher with the choir-boy face with whom she appeared on their popular Christian talk-variety show until his downfall amid scandal in the late 1980s, has...
Tags: Disneyland Park, Pat Boone, Surgery, Family, Prosecution
ZEV CHAFETS is the author of many books, including "A Match Made in Heaven," about the relationship between the Christian evangelical movement and American Jews.IN THE MAIN building of the Liberty University campus in Lynchburg, Va., there is a Jerry Falwell museum. The first exhibit you see when you walk through the door is devoted to Falwell's father. Carey Falwell was a nonbeliever, a successful...
Tags: Christianity, White House, Iran, Death, Politics
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFormer New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, appearing before campaign supporters Tuesday in Glendale, used his moderate brand on issues like abortion rights and immigration to appeal to California Republicans and deflect recent political shots from his GOP...
Times Staff Writer"Music tells me everything about a country," a male student shouted over loud speakers that were pounding "Caracas Caracas (Cadillac mix)" and "La Burra (classic version)" from a CD by the Venezuelan group Un Solo Pueblo. He was practicing salsa moves...
Tags: Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, Kevin Lewis, Politics, Salsa (genre)
Washington BureauLiberal groups moved immediately Tuesday night to portray President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, John Roberts Jr., as a divisive choice whose past advocacy for limitations on individual rights demanded a thorough examination of his judicial record and...
BRUCE J. SCHULMAN, a professor of history at Boston University, is the author of "The Seventies."IN AMERICAN politics, the flip-flop can be fatal. In 2004, for instance, President Bush dramatically transformed the voters' view of his Democratic opponent, Sen. John F. Kerry, by assailing him for changing positions on issues that were "fundamental,"...
Zap2It.comThe Brentwood set of "Knocked Up" has been decorated for a kiddie birthday party, complete with white tents, pink balloons, tiny chairs and decorative butterfly wings, but what's happening in front of the camera is far from child's play. Stars Seth...
sun reporterHis case had become a cause celebre. To his supporters, Stanley "Tookie" Williams, the gang founder who spent his years on death row warning people away from the violent culture he helped to create, was living proof that a condemned killer could be...
Every time the Iowa caucus comes around, opinionaters around the country wonder if it's undemocratic (for giving disproportionate presidential-picking heft to 200,000 mostly white, mostly conservative, mostly well-off Midwesterners) or even worthwhile...
Tags: Richard Nixon, New York, George H.W. Bush, California, Politics
Blood and Politics The History of the White Nationalist Movement From the Margins to the Mainstream Leonard Zeskind Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 622 pp., $35 This April, when the Department of Homeland Security issued a report titled "Rightwing...
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