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John Adams

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  • Let's kill all the lawyers [Editorial]

    Let's kill all the lawyers  [Editorial]
    On March 5, 1770, a group of British soldiers fired into an unruly crowd, killing five American civilians in an incident known as the Boston Massacre. Facing murder charges and potentially the death penalty, the soldiers had difficulty finding someone...
  • Long Beach Opera tackles controversy with 'The Death of Klinghoffer'

    Long Beach Opera tackles controversy with 'The Death of Klinghoffer'
    It is an opera that like its choruses rouses recriminations and unsettled ghosts. "The Death of Klinghoffer" by composer John Adams sets the Israeli-Palestinian struggle on a ship sailing with the histories and opposing realities of two peoples bound by...
  • Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video

    Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video
    President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert. On Wednesday...
  • Mailbag: Why the different treatment of Adams and Anderson schools?

    Re. "Parents at odds over grade-school fencing," (Nov. 13): As a neighbor of Adams Elementary School (and parent of three Adams "graduates"), I opposed fencing off the school campus from the neighborhood. Adams is situated in a quiet, idyllic park-like...
  • It's A Gray Area: Adams would fight for return of freedom

    Our short series on classic American patriots continues with a focus on John Adams. Fortunately, with the fairly recent publication of David McCullough's book "John Adams" (Touchstone, 2001), this somewhat crusty but likable American is finally...
  • Veteran environmentalist who heads NRDC to step down next year

    WASHINGTON – Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, announced Friday that she will be stepping down by the end of 2014. Starting as an intern in 1973 three years after the group’s inception, Beinecke, 64, was...
  • Requiem for the tea party

    Coast to coast, the dust has settled from last Tuesday's elections, and one thing is clear. Democrats won some, Republicans won some. There were winners and losers on both sides. But, overall, the big loser -- was the Tea Party. That's nowhere more...
  • Taking Biden seriously

    WASHINGTON -- As the second Obama term gets underway, much is being said and written about the president finally emerging as a tougher, stronger Democrat in the liberal mold of past party greats. His second inaugural address pressed Republicans in...
  • Dueling over a D.C. deal

    Dueling over a D.C. deal
    Most of the letters printed in The Times since the government shutdown began on Oct. 1 blamed Republicans for the gridlock in Washington. This mix actually reflects what our readers have sent us (I promise), which in turn reflects polls showing that...
  • Security vs. privacy

    WASHINGTON -- The latest open debate over security and privacy is a welcome pivot from the irksome father-knows-best attitude that has prevailed too long regarding the government's contention of superior judgment in the realm of national security. As...
  • Their revolution and ours

    It's happening again. The revolution that overthrew Egypt's long-time dictator is now being overthrown itself. One revolution leads to another, one dictatorship to another. The game never ends; the revolving door just keeps spinning. Hosni Mubarak's 30-...