| Mar 31, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Retired City Manager Ken Frank was honored March 25 by Laguna Beach Seniors Inc., but he had to be coerced into accepting the fifth annual Legacy Award.
"The award is presented to people who have left a lasting legacy to our town," said Seniors...
| Jan 30, 2011
Watching Peter Sellars rehearse is to observe a man possessed. Last week at the Metropolitan Opera House, L.A.'s reknowned theater director was fine-tuning "Nixon in China," which opens Wednesday. The new production of the John Adams opera, about the pre-...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 5:11 PM
"First Family: Abigail and John Adams"
By Joseph J. Ellis
Knopf, 299 pages, $27.95
Before Barack and Michelle, Eleanor and Franklin and certainly before the brand otherwise known as Brangelina, came America's first power couple: John and Abigail Adams....
| Apr 14, 2012
100 Years Ago
In the Times, there was a short piece about life span of some of our presidents:
"Age of Presidents
"The youngest chief executive at the time of his death was James K. Polk who was fifty-three. Fourteen...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Newt Gingrich, the self-proclaimed "smartest guy in the room," may have outsmarted himself in his latest assault on the American judiciary, just as his newly acquired front-running status for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination is shining a...
| Dec 27, 2011
Newt Gingrich, the self-proclaimed "smartest guy in the room," may have outsmarted himself in his latest assault on the American judiciary, just as his front-running status for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination is shining a brighter spotlight...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
| Feb 20, 2012
| 9:45 AM
The independent Judicial Compensation Commission recently reported its findings to the Maryland General Assembly, which presented them to the Senate and House of Delegates in the form of Joint Resolutions. Our state's judges have not received a raise...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 10:25 AM
Rick Santorum, who appears to have taken this week's lead in the race for the Republican nomination for the presidency, accused President Obama the other day of following a "phony theology," elevating earth above humankind. On Face the Nation yesterday,...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 12:45 PM
If you want to break the boredom of a late winter Sunday, you could raise a cup of cheer to the memory of President William Henry Harrison, the nation's ninth president, who was sworn into office 171 years ago today.
I'm also certain the details of...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 12:12 PM
If it's a new day, there's probably at least one new Michele Bachmann gaffe. Today's comes courtesy of an interview Bachmann did with ABC News, in which she categorized John Quincy Adams (who was the sixth president) as a "founding father" when it was his...