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  • Voting rights for whites

    The name of Ike Brown may never feature in any histories of the American civil rights movement. But Brown, a Mississippi Democratic Party bigwig who has become the first black election official punished for discriminating against whites under the Voting...
  • Race, post race

    Race, post race
    More than half a century ago, Langston Hughes captured the debilitating divide in the destinies of white and black children in his poem "Children's Rhymes": "By what sends / the white kids / I ain't sent: / I know I can't / be PresidentBy what sends / the...
  • Early on, Obama showed talent for bridging divisions

    Barack Obama's entry into politics came on a winter morning at the white-columned Harvard Law Review building when, about 2 a.m., a deeply divided editorial staff chose him as the first African American to lead the prestigious publication. It was no...
  • Artists and art world figures

    Artists and art world figures Philip Conisbee, 62; curator of European paintings at the National Gallery of Art and previously the L.A. County Museum of Art (Jan. 16) Milford Zornes, 100; California artist best known for his watercolor landscapes (Feb....
  • Turn it around

    Turn it around
    The day Andrés Alonso dreaded came the Friday before Thanksgiving. For his first year and a half as Baltimore schools chief, the system was showing unprecedented progress. Four decades of enrollment decline ended. Test scores were their best since the...
  • Attack highlights 'chronic problem'

    Attack highlights 'chronic problem'
    Ronda Cooperstein wasn't surprised to hear of the assault on a teacher at the school where she used to work. The only difference between this one and those she saw was that it was captured on video - and drew nationwide media attention. Until 2006,...
  • Wright's sermons fueled by complex mix of culture, religion

    Wright's sermons fueled by complex mix of culture, religion
    On the Sunday in 2003 when Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. shouted "God damn America" from the pulpit of Trinity United Church of Christ, he defined damnation as God's way of holding humanity accountable for its actions. Rattling off a litany of injustices...
  • Constitution Day: Laura Bush's lesson

     
    by Mark Silva The Constitution is 221 years old today. First Lady Laura Bush, who turned 60 not long ago, spoke to the occasion today in the East Room of the White House. Joined by the director of the National......
  • Lincoln, a man of his time for all time

     
    by Frank James The Chicago Tribune, which endorsed Abraham Lincoln twice for the presidency, has a worthy appreciation today of the 16th president of the U.S. on its editorial page. It notes that Lincoln, like a lot of people, was......
  • A night of awe for L.A.'s youth orchestra

     
    It was an evening of awe. They stood in the corridor, instruments in hand; their soft whispers wondered what it was like on the other side. Then, as 100 or so pint-size musicians of the YOLA EXPO Centre Youth Orchestra......
  • Whoa dude, it's the Grateful Dead with Washington and Lincoln

     
    Dennis Larkins can be forgiven his feeling of déjà-vu, as he strolls through the new Grateful Dead exhibit at the New York Historical Society. Thirty years ago, he and Peter Barsotti created an iconic poster for the band’s 1980 shows......