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  • Fall cruise recalls plight of Jewish refugees on Voyage of the Damned

    Fall cruise recalls plight of Jewish refugees on Voyage of the Damned
    The 1939 sailing of the German ship the St. Louis -- popularized in the book and movie "Voyage of the Damned" -- was a painful precursor to the Holocaust. Now, 75 years later, a November cruise will recall some of that ill-fated trip. The hopes of the...
  • Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier

    Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders in U.S. custody was over in minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
  • Class warfare endures as preferred political strategy [Commentary]

    Class warfare endures as preferred political strategy [Commentary]
    Probably no single episode did more to assure President Obama's 2012 re-election than that supposedly private fundraising lunch at which Mitt Romney famously declared that "47 percent of Americans" would never vote for him. The remark, unexpectedly...
  • In Theory: Is the United States making a right turn?

    The U.S. Navy, which earlier began allowing "humanist" as a designated religious preference despite the fact that many humanists are atheists, recently rejected its first application from a humanist chaplain. Days later, the U.S. Senate approved a...
  • Letters of Note's Shaun Usher discusses the power of the written word

    In the twilight years of snail mail, fledgling British copywriter Shaun Usher launched Letters of Note, a blog dedicated to paper correspondence. Despite the obvious irony, the site quickly built a following. Readers connected with the personal written...
  • TV Picks: 'Normal Heart,' 'Hannibal,' 'World Wars'

    TV Picks: 'Normal Heart,' 'Hannibal,' 'World Wars'
    "The Normal Heart." After years of languishing in development purgatory, Larry Kramer's furious and essential play about the early years of the AIDS crisis in New York has been turned into a film. Adapted by Kramer and directed by Ryan Murphy with a ...
  • Tim Geithner gets FDR very wrong (but so did Obama)

    Tim Geithner gets FDR very wrong (but so did Obama)
    It's necessary to correct an old canard repeated by former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about Franklin Roosevelt's behavior in the long interregnum between the 1932 election and his 1933 inauguration.  As was spotted by Matt O'Brien of the...
  • Jules Witcover: On presidential firings

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive known for patience and dislike of wielding...
  • History's 'World Wars' makes for fine Memorial Day viewing

     History's 'World Wars' makes for fine Memorial Day viewing
    Over the past few years, History has made a concerted attempt to package its subject matter — history — in ways that might appeal to a new audience. As in Young People with their Digital Addictions and Limited Attention Spans. Some of...
  • Graduating 72 years later

    Graduating 72 years later
    Fond memories come to mind when Don Miyada looks back on his days at Newport Harbor High School. The now-retired, 89-year-old Westminster resident still remembers the classes he took and the camaraderie of his classmates. However, there's one photo...
  • How Obama can help rebuild the middle class

    How Obama can help rebuild the middle class
    Stymied by the partisan gridlock, President Obama's recent directives to bar federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and to cut carbon pollution are bold examples of how presidents have used their executive powers to address critical...