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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'

    Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'
    Whether it's baseball, jazz or Prohibition, few filmmakers tackle the important subjects of the American past with the depth of Ken Burns. But when the historical documentarian was contemplating his latest project, he felt it was the right moment to...
  • Eight observations on the widely covered study in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control on how fist bumps are far more sanitary than handshakes

     
    Wednesday's print column 1. The whole thing sounds like a middle-school science project. Using one rubber glove dipped into a "bacterial broth" (yum!), and a sterilized second glove, a biochemist and a doctoral candidate at Aberystwyth University, Wales,...
  • NYC police union blasts mayor, urges Democrats to snub convention bid

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City police union leader on Tuesday castigated Mayor Bill de Blasio and his bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, saying the city was losing ground in the fight against crime since he took office in January....
  • Most NYC voters welcome 2016 Democratic Convention: poll

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most New York City voters want to play host to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, according to a poll released on Tuesday, a week after a city police union raised safety concerns and urged organizers to shop for another venue....
  • If GOP is so right, why are red states so far behind? [Commentary]

    If GOP is so right, why are red states so far behind? [Commentary]
    I have a question for my Republican friends. Yes, that sounds like the setup for a smackdown, but though the question is pointed, it is also in earnest. I'd seriously like to know: If Republican fiscal policies really are the key to prosperity, if...
  • Packers-Seahawks rating up 4 percent

    The Sports Xchange Packers-Seahawks rating up 4 percent The Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks NFL season opener Thursday night drew a 16.8 overnight rating on NBC -- up 4 percent from last year. The Nielsen rating was compared to last year's Baltimore...
  • Rick Perry's comeback headed off at the pass

    Rick Perry's comeback headed off at the pass
    It was all going so well for Texas Gov. Rick Perry — until the indictment. His efforts to move past a disastrous 2012 presidential run that had become a reliable punch line for a senior moment seemed to be working. He's dropped a few pounds and...
  • Robert H. Mayer: 50 years ago, Fannie Lou Hamer spoke up for democracy

    This June, I visited Ruleville, Miss., and took in these words on a historical marker: "Sometimes it seems to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I'll fall five-feet four-inches forward in the fight for freedom."...
  • Even Obama seems trapped by racial divide

     Even Obama seems trapped by racial divide
    Some of President Barack Obama's supporters sound notably disappointed by his third speech on the Ferguson, Mo., crisis. Too timid, they say. Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic: "Feel like he is utterly exhausted. Actually feel bad for him. Not...
  • In this group, she's just Gloria Molina, quilter

    In this group, she's just Gloria Molina, quilter
    Women filed into a classroom at an East Los Angeles community center. Some came alone, some in groups of two and three. Most were Latina and edging past middle age. They hauled tote bags full of fabric and rolled suitcases holding sewing machines. One...
  • Standing in the shadows of Staples Center

    Standing in the shadows of Staples Center
    The steps that lead to the soul of Los Angeles' glittering sports palace were first taken in bowling shoes. Long before Lee Zeidman ran Staples Center, he worked at Simi Bowl, where he learned happiness didn't involve colorful balls or clattering pins,...