| Feb 4, 2011
| 4:35 AM
Guest columnist Robert Schmuhl of the University of Notre Dame analyzes the 40th president's political role in modern U.S. history....
| Sep 21, 2010
Presidents Jimmy Carter and Herbert Hoover might be bracketed together for a number of reasons.
Both were engineers by training, shared an almost theological faith in the chimera of governmental efficiency, believed effective management grew from close...
| Jul 7, 2010
| 11:30 PM
Newport Beach mayor Keith Curry went public last week with a roseate picture of how his city has created and abided by a 15-point sustainable plan that is delivering "a leaner, more efficient, more effective and better-managed" city government. As a...
| Jul 23, 2011
Charles T. Manatt, who founded one of the biggest and most influential law firms in Los Angeles and then became a political power as chairman of the state and national Democratic parties, died Friday night. He was 75.
Manatt died at Kindred Hospital in...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 4:51 PM
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan, the oldest man ever to occupy the White House, quipped during a debate with Walter Mondale that he wouldn't make an issue of his opponent's "youth and inexperience."
Few in Huntington Beach would doubt City Councilman...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 5:27 AM
NEW YORK -- Funeral services for former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro were held Thursday morning in New York.
The 9:30 a.m. service at the Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer was for family and friends and was closed to the press, a family...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to run for vice president, has died of blood cancer after a 12-year battle, her family said Saturday. She was 75.
Ferraro, who was a Fox News contributor and a fixture on the national political stage ever since...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic congresswoman who became the first woman on a major party presidential ticket as Walter Mondale's running mate in 1984, died on Saturday at the age of 75, her family said.
Ferraro died at Massachusetts General Hospital...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 12:23 PM
This is our great high-minded issue of the year. The last week of December, the Independent ranks the top 10 stories of the past 12 months and pays tribute to the major figures in the community who passed away. The year-end retrospective can be joyful...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 9:00 PM
President Obama says the new Buffett Rule "is not class warfare," raising once again the question of why he and his party keep rowing back from one of the Democrats' most potent arguments.
They seem to have accepted the Republicans' pejorative definition...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 12:55 PM
MINNESOTA (KTLA) -- Entertainment reporter and radio host Eleanor Mondale, the daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale, died today of brain cancer in her Minnesota home. according to a spokeswoman representing the Mondale family.
She was 51. She...