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  • The words of Nelson Mandela echo through the decades

    The words of Nelson Mandela echo through the decades
    From a speech in the 1950s evoking the suffering of South Africa’s black majority to his expression of humility when released from prison, Nelson Mandela’s words etched the drama of his people. “The living conditions of the people,...
  • Five things you need to know about Sinclair in wake of Allbritton, WJLA deal

    Five things you need to know about Sinclair in wake of Allbritton, WJLA deal
    You have to admire the financial muscle if nothing else of Baltimore's Sinclair Broadcast Group. How many companies in Baltimore can pony up just under a billion dollars and become headquarters to a high-visibility Washington media institution like...
  • Nation's oldest full-time park ranger, from California, furloughed

    Nation's oldest full-time park ranger, from California, furloughed
    The nation's oldest full-time national park ranger, who works at the  Rosie the Riveter museum in Richmond, Calif., recently joined the ranks of the furloughed because of the ongoing U.S. government shutdown. Betty Reid Soskin, 92, is a ranger at the...
  • California too cheap to reopen its national parks? That's just wrong.

    California too cheap to reopen its national parks? That's just wrong.
    If a national park in California is closed, does it make a sound? Of course not. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of howling going on in places like Yosemite these days from businesses that depend on tourism. And it’s beyond me...
  • Opportunity Lost: How Schwarzenegger failed to rescue California GOP

    Opportunity Lost: How Schwarzenegger failed to rescue California GOP
    Arnold Schwarzenegger has a story he has often told about the lightning-strike moment he became a Republican. He had just arrived in the United States in the roiling year 1968, with the closely fought Richard Nixon-Hubert Humphrey presidential race in...
  • 'Deadliest Catch' star testifies before Congress on shutdown effects

    'Deadliest Catch' star testifies before Congress on shutdown effects
    Among the far-reaching effects of the ongoing government shutdown is the lack of staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is about to put a major crimp in the Alaskan fishing industry. The problem is so great that it's even...
  • Government shutdown hits fishermen, farmers, physicists

    Government shutdown hits fishermen, farmers, physicists
    WASHINGTON — The crabbers are getting, well, crabby. With the offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service closed because of the federal government shutdown, fishermen have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which...
  • Cabrillo National Monument's centennial bash canceled

    Cabrillo National Monument's centennial bash canceled
    Last weekend the air show at San Diego's Miramar Marine Corps Air Station was canceled due to the partial shutdown of the federal government. This weekend it’s the centennial celebration of the Cabrillo National Monument at the southern tip of San...
  • March, rally brings attention to immigration reform

    March, rally brings attention to immigration reform
    Thousands of marchers took to the streets of Chicago Saturday in a continued call for immigration reform and an end to deportations. A conglomeration of labor groups, community organizations and faith leaders organized the march, which stepped off about...
  • Howard Finkelstein, chief public defender, Broward County

    Howard Finkelstein, chief public defender, Broward County
    Last week: This week the Palm Beach State Attorney's office joined prosecutors from big cities around the state in creating a DUI diversion program for first time offenders. The participants are punished almost the same as if they received a DUI...
  • Lois Frankel, representative, U.S. Congress

    Lois Frankel, representative, U.S. Congress
    Last week: A vote in Congress on military intervention in Syria got delayed because of a possible diplomatic resolution proposed by Russia. I have spent much of the week focused on the crisis in Syria. I had nearly 7,500 constituents on a listening...