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  • Selma March Pivotal Civil Rights Moment

    Selma March Pivotal Civil Rights Moment
    The 50th anniversary of the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., is a reminder of the critical role the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. played in American history. Dr. King, whose birth we celebrate today, was far from the only activist...
  • 'Selma' just latest history film to face accuracy questions

    The movies just love, love, love history. But history does not love the movies back. Not even one little bit. Movies based on or re-creating the past have been a cinematic staple since the earliest days of silent film, with stage great Sarah Bernhardt,...
  • Oscars 2015: How 'American Sniper' leaped over 'Selma'

    "Selma" and "American Sniper" premiered at the AFI Fest on the same November night. Those standing in line outside the Egyptian Theatre for the 9 p.m. "Sniper" showing could hear the ovation from inside when "Selma" ended and the clapping continued long...
  • Want to go to war? Consider Vietnam first

    To the editor: I served in Vietnam starting when I was 18; at 19 I was one of the war's youngest veterans. Your article cites all the social programs Lyndon Johnson championed along with his decision to send American boys to fight a war that he had...
  • May Self-Restraint Be Our Gift To Nature

    May Self-Restraint Be Our Gift To Nature
    This year I've been pleasantly haunted by a gift I received 50 years ago: a new moral vision for nature, courtesy of the Wilderness Act of 1964. For most Americans, this law faded into history, quickly overshadowed by the higher moralities associated...
  • Obama faces vile insults like no other president has

    Obama faces vile insults like no other president has
    I've been thinking lately about the persistently vituperative and insulting attacks on President Barack Obama since 2008. It is, of course, commonplace in American politics for presidents to be lambasted for their policies, their programs, their values...
  • Bethlehem's Mark Will-Weber pours details on presidential drinking in new book

    Lyndon B. Johnson loved to drink and drive (and at a high rate of speed) in his Lincoln Continental. Richard Nixon was known to drunk-dial major political figures late at night from the White House. And Franklin D. Roosevelt, while president, once hid...
  • California's presidential primary wasn't always anticlimactic

     California's presidential primary wasn't always anticlimactic
    California's presidential primary has historically generated little excitement. But there have been a few exceptions: Clinton vs. Obama Year: 2008 Scenario: California moved its primary up to February from June, when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama...
  • Fred Kaplan: George W. Bush knew

    Fred Kaplan: George W. Bush knew
    Of all the shocks and revelations in the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture, one seems very strange and unlikely: that the agency misinformed the White House and didn't even brief President George W. Bush about its controversial program...
  • With coarsening of politics, can seven dirty words be far?

    With coarsening of politics, can seven dirty words be far?
    WASHINGTON — "The report is full of crap." Thus spake Dick Cheney, on Fox News last week, when talking about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture that occurred during his vice presidency. The line might have been funny, if...
  • George H. Beatty, security officer

    George H. Beatty, security officer
    George H. Beatty, a retired Sheppard Pratt Health System security officer who enjoyed performing in musicals, died Thursday at his Timonium home of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He was 65. The son of Felix "Snooks" Beatty, a...