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  • Conaway's willful ignorance

    Conaway's willful ignorance
    Del. Frank Conaway asks what his "rejection in [sic] the belief that man evolved from monkeys" has to do with his "service as an elected representative in the Maryland House of Delegates" ("Conaway: My views on evolution are not pertinent," Oct. 26)....
  • Similarities between Democrats, Republicans make them so different

    Similarities between Democrats, Republicans make them so different
    One idea gaining currency among psychologists and political scientists is that Democrats and Republicans are politically polarized because they are fundamentally different. As one science journalist concluded after reviewing the literature: "A large...
  • Use of force against Islamic State is justified, Obama tells U.N.

    President Obama emphatically defended his decision to expand the air campaign against violent extremists in the Middle East, vowing before world leaders Wednesday that he would speak “the language of force” with terrorists who threaten America...
  • A new superintendent won't cure all that ails L.A. Unified

    A new superintendent won't cure all that ails L.A. Unified
    With John Deasy no longer in charge at the Los Angeles Unified School District, the school board needs a new superintendent who shares his passion for improving the lives of children in poverty, but not his adversarial approach or his refusal to listen to...
  • Ronald Reagan's words remain relevant today

    Ronald Reagan's words remain relevant today
    Monday marked the 50th anniversary of then-private citizen Ronald Reagan's landmark speech in behalf of Barry Goldwater's presidential candidacy in 1964. Reagan's remarks gave meaning to a campaign the establishment had said was a fool's errand, and...
  • L.A. tech economy is underrated, venture capitalist Peter Thiel says

     L.A. tech economy is underrated, venture capitalist Peter Thiel says
    The Los Angeles start-up economy seems destined to live in the shadow of Silicon Valley, but PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel offered some fresh optimism to Los Angeles entrepreneurs and investors. The region's technology industry is...
  • Controller's race adds drama to Board of Equalization makeup

    Controller's race adds drama to Board of Equalization makeup
    Despite overseeing more than $44 billion in yearly tax collections, California's Board of Equalization and the candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot for the wonky panel remain little known to most voters. That obscurity tends to drain political drama from the...
  • U.S. again turns to Syria's FSA rebels, despite known problems

    U.S. again turns to Syria's FSA rebels, despite known problems
    The veteran rebel stood atop a pile of rocks, gazing across a barbed-wire fence at his homeland, Syria, where a black flag fluttered in the distance. "That's my house, the one with the blue door," said Mohammed, with a gray beard and a beige tunic,...
  • Dr. Thomas J. Kenny, UM pediatric psychologist

    Dr. Thomas J. Kenny, UM pediatric psychologist
    Dr. Thomas J. Kenny, a retired University of Maryland School of Medicine pediatric psychologist who was an expert in children's behavioral problems, died of pneumonia Oct. 19 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Ruxton resident was 82. "Tom...
  • Three bright performances on Broadway: Nathan Lane, Michael Cera and Alex Sharp

    In an age of vacuous celebrity, in which body parts can go viral and a good plastic surgeon can get you a bigger pay day than talent, it is heartening to report that Broadway's leading men still come in all shapes and sizes. Here, a character actor...
  • Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents

    Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents
    Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology and assistant dean for special projects at Moravian College, was awarded a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association's Division 2, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. The award is...