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  • Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing

    Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing
    Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement....
  • How Obama can trump Republicans and deliver good jobs

    How Obama can trump Republicans and deliver good jobs
    President Barack Obama recently defied Republican threats to file suit against him for his use of executive orders. "If House Republicans are really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, the best solution to that is passing bills," the...
  • 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...
  • James MacGregor Burns dies at 95; Pulitzer-winning historian

    James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and political scientist who analyzed the nature of presidential leadership and wrote candid biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, died Tuesday at his home in Williamstown, Mass....
  • Chicago's first cardinal not afraid to lead in city -- and the world

    Chicago's first cardinal not afraid to lead in city -- and the world
    Seeing the red hat of Chicago's first Roman Catholic cardinal hanging from the ceiling of Holy Name Cathedral, the city's next archbishop might well say to himself: "That is a tough act to follow." George Mundelein put the heartland on the...
  • Congress took impeachment seriously with Watergate

    Bill Cohen served as an influential three-term U.S. senator, as well as secretary of defense, and is a respected global thinker. He believes his defining political moment was a summer four decades ago. As a 33-year-old freshman Republican representative...
  • On Theater: In with the new at Laguna Playhouse

    It's only July, but the Laguna Playhouse's 2014-15 season is off and running with "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" now in residence through Aug. 19. If this show is any criterion, it's going to be an exciting year for playhouse devotees. This is a "new"...
  • TCA 2014: Ken Burns digs up unseen footage for 'The Roosevelts'

    TCA 2014: Ken Burns digs up unseen footage for 'The Roosevelts'
    Ken Burns is used to telling stories that have been told before. That comes with the territory when you work on documentaries covering momentous points in history, including the Civil War, World War II and the Prohibition era. But for his new seven-part,...
  • The Supreme Court and the flow of history

    The Supreme Court and the flow of history
    The Supreme Court doesn't only make history. Sometimes it's swept along by historical waves, and sometimes it's caught up trying to resist them. During the last few months, the justices recognized the centrality in our private lives of the smartphone by...
  • Obama stands firm on executive orders

    WASHINGTON -- This Independence Day weekend is marked not only by patriotic, flag-waving parades and fireworks. It also features a sharp declaration of independence from Congress by a president frustrated by the legislative headlock its Republican members...
  • 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...