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  • American wars often start with a lie

    American wars often start with a lie
    "We must resist our dreams of managing history." Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952) When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis that...
  • Ken Burns will give L.A. preview screening of 'The Roosevelts'

    Ken Burns will give L.A. preview screening of 'The Roosevelts'
    Ken Burns' latest multi-part documentary "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" doesn't debut on PBS until Sept. 14, but the filmmaker is giving L.A. a special (abbreviated) preview on July 22. Burns, who will be in town to attend PBS' Television Critics...
  • Boehner suit: Two branches divided: My Word

    House Speaker John Boehner announced last month that he would be bringing legal charges against the executive branch. "[T]he president has not faithfully executed the law," Boehner claims, addressing the overuse of the executive order. That begs the...
  • Harding's love letters are relics of bygone era

    Harding's love letters are relics of bygone era
    Every so often, we get a poignant reminder of what has been lost now that letter writing has been replaced by texting, emoticons or nothing at all, if you're a politician afraid to commit anything to paper for fear it will show up on page one or be read...
  • Rosemary Murphy, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Actress, Dies at 87

    Rosemary Murphy, who appeared as the neighbor Maudie Atkinson in the classic 1962 film adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird," starring Gregory Peck, died Saturday in New York City. She was 87 and had recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer....
  • A celebration of Freedom. Interpretations may vary

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, July 4: When did the concept of "freedom" become conflated with "selfishness"? We started wondering about this back in April, when Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was burning through...
  • Memo to The New Yorker: yesterday's plutocrats weren't 'progressives'

    In a piece about the whining crybabies among our privileged 1%, James Surowiecki of the New Yorker compares the plutocrats of today to those of the past, to the contemporary breed's disadvantage. One hundred years ago, he writes, "industrial magnates ...
  • Ecuador's president may seek ultimate job security: indefinite re-election

    QUITO, Ecuador Franklin D. Roosevelt had it, so did Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and so does Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega. Could Ecuador's Rafael Correa be the next president to win the right to consecutive and indefinite re-election? That's the question the...
  • 72 years later, former internment camp detainee graduates

    72 years later, former internment camp detainee graduates
    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...
  • View From History: After Roosevelt?

    View From History: After Roosevelt?
    As part of our 250th year of publication, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things Courant, provides the explanation for the cartoons. Today'...
  • 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...