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  • California Sen. Janet Nguyen's story may have you waving U.S. flag

    California Sen. Janet Nguyen's story may have you waving U.S. flag
    Every time she looks up at California's Capitol dome and walks into the grand old building, says freshman state Sen. Janet Nguyen, "I think to myself, 'Wow!' "I'm one of 40 state senators in California. Never in my entire life did I think I would become...
  • Gustavo Dudamel 'very happy' with decision to stay in L.A.

    Gustavo Dudamel 'very happy' with decision to stay in L.A.
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic arrived Friday needing its spirits lifted. The flight from Seoul, the last leg of an Asia tour that began in Hong Kong a week earlier, was delayed. The bus ride from Narita airport to the Tokyo hotel meant a couple of more...
  • Afghan gratitude and American folly

    Afghan gratitude and American folly
    If you're looking for gratitude from the Afghans, President Ashraf Ghani is your man. When he appeared before Congress on Wednesday, he expressed thanks to American troops, their families, Congress, President Barack Obama and "ordinary Americans whose...
  • Coming to grips with the chaos we created in the Middle East

    Sometimes it is the aggregate of the news, more than a particular story, that ushers in a shock, a realization that things are perhaps worse than they seem. The headlines in the fourth week of March reminded us we are a nation still at war. It's easy...
  • YOLA and a musical experiment in Fukushima, Japan

    YOLA has touched down in Soma. And it is not, as might have been expected, the far side of the moon.  When 15 student musicians in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles arrived here Thursday, the expectation was to find...
  • Doc provides look at real-life North Korea

    Doc provides look at real-life North Korea
    "The reason 'The Interview' is not very good," my colleague Michael Phillips wrote last year about the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy, "has nothing to do with its decision, which Sony surely regrets, to name names and kill off the North Korean leader on...
  • Toyo Ito's architecture beckons a critic to Asia

    Toyo Ito's architecture beckons a critic to Asia
    Jet lag can do strange things to a person. But it wasn't just a mixed-up body clock that had me awake at 3 a.m. during a trip to Japan a few years ago, madly scrolling through online ferry schedules and trying to plot a route by train, boat and taxi to...
  • Curtis Gans, a man who changed the course of history

    WASHINGTON -- In high-stakes politics, sometimes the action of a little-known player drastically alters the chessboard with significant results. Such was the case of Curtis Gans, a serious game-changer who, as a University of North Carolina graduate,...
  • New cane, old war, buried memories

    New cane, old war, buried memories
    Thomas Jones methodically felt his new hand-carved wooden cane, inch by inch, from its eagle-head handle to its red, white and blue shaft. "It feels real nice," said Jones, 82, who lives in the Glen Park section of Gary. State Rep. Vernon Smith...
  • Ukraine mess is worst of Obama's many foreign policy disasters

    PARIS -- The most devastating reproach historians are likely to make to Barack Obama's record in the White House is his devastating failure in foreign policy -- a failure that stems from his willingness to leave the warrior ideologues of the State and...
  • Obama Needs GOP In Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

    Obama Needs GOP In Trans-Pacific Trade Deal
    Michael Froman received from a Harvard Law School classmate, Barack Obama, a job that validates the axiom that the unlikelihood of any negotiation reaching agreement grows by the square of the number of parties involved. In trade negotiations, even one'...