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  • Curtis Gans dies at 77; liberal activist and journalist

    Curtis Gans dies at 77; liberal activist and journalist
    Curtis Gans, a liberal activist, journalist and recognized expert on voter turnout in the United States, has died. He was 77. Gans, a northern Virginia resident, died of lung cancer Sunday night at a hospital in Frederick, Md., said his son, Aaron Gans....
  • European allies are declaring their independence from irresponsible U.S.

    PARIS -- Britain, Germany and France are all posting signs of dissent in the West. Last week Barack Obama's White House found two good reasons to angrily criticize the British government, its most faithful and docile ally and client in the post-World...
  • March Madness In Washington

    March Madness In Washington
    The NCAA basketball bracket is always a fun metaphor to use for just about anything. It’s quite versatile and simple. It says so much in its design: hope, hard work, training, practice, skill, talent, teamwork, luck, and don’t undervalue luck....
  • 50 years later, a nation still splintered

    50 years later, a nation still splintered
    Almost 50 years ago, an 11-member panel convened by President Lyndon B. Johnson investigated the causes of the 1960s urban riots and proposed intervention strategies for the federal government to transform American society into a real cosmopolitan...
  • Condo marks 50 years on the Mile

    Condo marks 50 years on the Mile
    A well-known icon of the Galt Ocean Mile just turned 50 years old. The Fountainhead Condominium on A1A at the southern edge of Lauderdale by-the-Sea has been reigning since Lyndon Johnson was president. But residents are not touchy about their...
  • Partisanship goes overboard

    WASHINGTON -- It used to be said that partisanship stops at the water's edge. That is, it's fine and expected that our political parties differ on domestic affairs, but when it comes to conducting foreign policy, it should be left in the hands of the...
  • Seuss on the loose in San Diego

    The San Diego History Museum is staging an exhibition dedicated to the art of Dr. Seuss, March 25 to April 19, at the museum in Balboa Park. Titled “Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss,” the show will look at the breadth of Theodor Geisel&...
  • Santaluces High School students screen 'Selma'

    Santaluces High School students screen 'Selma'
    Thanks to 10th grade English teacher Leann Harms, students at Santaluces Community High School recently were able to have a special on-campus screening of Oprah Winfrey's latest film, "Selma." Harms emailed Ava DuVernay, the director of the film, and...
  • Memories of Selma and 'Bloody Sunday': 'They came with nightsticks'

    Memories of Selma and 'Bloody Sunday': 'They came with nightsticks'
    They became iconic images of the civil rights movement: A middle-aged black woman tear-gassed and beaten and slumped unconscious on the side of the road. A white Alabama state trooper, billy club in hand, stands above her. In another photo, a young man...
  • Bloody Sunday anniversary: Thousands crowd Selma bridge

    Bloody Sunday anniversary: Thousands crowd Selma bridge
    Thousands of people crowded an Alabama bridge on Sunday, many jammed shoulder to shoulder, many unable to move, to commemorate a bloody confrontation 50 years ago between police and peaceful protesters that helped bring about the 1965 Voting Rights Act....
  • Weeklong march honoring Selma anniversary begins Monday

    Weeklong march honoring Selma anniversary begins Monday
    A march commemorating the historic "Bloody Sunday" demonstration was set to begin Monday afternoon after several speakers at the 50th anniversary commemoration pushed visitors to fight to restore the Voting Rights Act. As thousands marched across the...