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  • Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85

    Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85
    Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85. Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif.,...
  • Shirley Temple helped save America

    Shirley Temple helped save America
    When the Academy Awards salute heroes next month on ABC, they can save a whole segment for Shirley Temple. Her precocious gifts amazed, amused and inspired the country in the 1930s. Even President Franklin Roosevelt understood her importance....
  • Cain Scandal: An Example of Too Much Sex in Politics

    Can you imagine JFK running for president in today's media-saturated world, with CNN, Politico and the Twitter-verse poking into his extramarital trysts? So much for Camelot. I thought of those halcyon days -- which, by the way, I'm too young to...
  • Review: 'The Man He Became' by James Tobin

    Review: 'The Man He Became' by James Tobin
    In 1921 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the former assistant secretary of the Navy during the Woodrow Wilson administration and Democratic nominee for vice president the previous year, must have seemed to be a preternaturally fortunate man. Still very much...
  • Martin Luther King's real message

    Martin Luther King's real message
    Amid the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March for Jobs and Freedom, there was a recurring complaint: What about economic justice? It is a source of enormous frustration among many on the left that Martin Luther King Jr.'s deservedly iconic...
  • Lost unions and lost ground

    Over the next few days, the largest national group of unions, the AFL-CIO, meets in Los Angeles to look at ways to stem the long-term decline of American unions. African Americans and other people of color have a lot at stake. Many people think of a...
  • Hollywood, propaganda and liberal politics

    Hollywood, propaganda and liberal politics
    The legendary media tycoon William Randolph Hearst believed America needed a strongman and that Franklin D. Roosevelt would fit the bill. He ordered his newspapers to support FDR and the New Deal. At his direction, Hearst's political allies rallied around...
  • Congress: The joke's on us

    Congress: The joke's on us
    In 1942, the popular detective fiction writer Rex Stout published a book about Congress featuring "the silliest, stupidest and most dangerous statements that have ever been made by men laying claim to being leaders of the American people." The book's...
  • Obama's big lie

    Obama's big lie
    "All we've been hearing the last three years is if you like your policy you can keep it.... I'm infuriated because I was lied to," one woman told this newspaper, as part of a story on how some middle-class Californians have been stunned to learn the...
  • What John F. Kennedy was -- and wasn't

    Twenty-five years ago, I asked Charles Bartlett, a syndicated columnist, to tell me about his old and close friend, John F. Kennedy. Bartlett's answer: "No one ever knew John Kennedy, not all of him." Now, 50 years after Kennedy's assassination, that...
  • 'The Empire of Necessity' by Greg Grandin is our new Book of the Month

    'The Empire of Necessity' by Greg Grandin is our new Book of the Month
    When a sea captain named Amasa Delano boarded a distressed schooner called the Tryal in the South Pacific off the coast of Chile in 1805, he thought he was entering a scene of deep misery that was, in those boom years of the slave trade, all too common....