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  • McCarthy will have to wrangle the beasts in his caucus [Commentary]

    McCarthy will have to wrangle the beasts in his caucus [Commentary]
    Bakersfield, Calif. Republican Kevin McCarthy, who was a consultant for the Netflix political drama "House of Cards," is more aware than anyone that the ruthless a leadership style of the fictional House Whip played by Kevin Spacey does not really work...
  • U.S. should learn from history and stay out of Iraq

    Secretary of State John Kerry was quoted recently as saying that President Barack Obama maintains the right to strike ISIS targets in Iraq at any time. As an old Marine who served during the Vietnam War (but not “in” Vietnam),  I find that...
  • In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam

    In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam
    A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today —...
  • Kanye West no fan of wordy novels

    "SOMETIMES people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. ... I am a proud non-reader of books," said tycoon Kanye West. He's the man who tried to wrest Taylor Swift's MTV Video Award out of her winning hands. He also finally...
  • We've come a long way since the Civil Rights Act, but not nearly far enough

    We've come a long way since the Civil Rights Act, but not nearly far enough
    "But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep." -- Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of "manifold evils." Sen. Barry Goldwater called it a "threat to the very essence" of America. Rep. Howard Smith called it a...
  • LBJ's second great battle: Enforcing the Civil Rights Act

    When Lyndon Johnson became president after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, so closely had he played his political cards that nobody was exactly sure what he believed in. Very quickly, the surprising answer became clear: civil rights. Johnson went...
  • The cross-racial, cross-party push to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964

     The cross-racial, cross-party push to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    It is a measure of how desperately this country needed the 1964 Civil Rights Act that when John F. Kennedy finally proposed it in June 1963 — and when Lyndon B. Johnson signed it 50 years ago this week — only five of the 535 members of...
  • The Civil Rights Act: What JFK, LBJ, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had to say

    Today, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is celebrated across the United States and its historical virtue extolled in textbooks. Fifty years ago, however, as it made its way through Congress, the landmark legislation was intensely polarizing. Debate on the...
  • Equality's struggles

    Equality's struggles
    This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip. And no longer would those who...
  • Half way is still only half way

    "But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep." -- Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of "manifold evils." Sen. Barry Goldwater called it a "threat to the very essence" of America. Rep. Howard Smith called it a...
  • Our arrogant president

    President Obama appears to have forgotten -- or ignored -- why we have elections. One reason is to stop, or slow down, an agenda the public doesn't like. When polls began reflecting buyer's remorse about Mr. Obama in 2010, voters elected a Republican...