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  • Obama worries about wealth gap in Kansas City speech

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. President Barack Obama worked to rally public support for his economic policies Wednesday in a speech that expressed worry about the nation's gap between rich and poor. He ticked off a range of successes he sees in the economy, including...
  • The real border problem and what we must do

    The faces of frightened young children huddling together just inside our border are heartrending. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has the right attitude. Enough talk. Let's act. Merely deploying National Guard units underscores the pressing need for a national...
  • Rick Perlstein's 'The Invisible Bridge' spans Nixon-Reagan transition

    Rick Perlstein's 'The Invisible Bridge' spans Nixon-Reagan transition
    I watched Watergate unfold as if it were a spectator sport. Not just the Irvin committee hearings, at which John W. Dean intoned that "there was a cancer growing on the presidency," but also the House Judiciary Committee hearings, the press conferences,...
  • The 'Magic' Is Gone: The Lazy Nihilism of Woody Allen

    (NOTE: This piece reveals details about the ending of "Magic in the Moonlight.") Amid this unusually busy season for faith-based cinema -- or whatever we should call 2014's bumper crop of Christian-themed and/or spiritually inclined movies, from "Son...
  • Vince Gilligan and Beau Willimon on Netflix, antiheroes and their biggest mistakes

    Variety: Who's more evil, Frank Underwood or Walter White? Gilligan: (Laughs.) That's a tough one! I think Frank Underwood is smoother about it. They're both pretty ruthless, but you would have to say Frank's been much more effective using his evil....
  • Why Israel and Hamas need each other

    Why Israel and Hamas need each other
    — In her fascinating book "A History of God," Karen Armstrong posits that people believe in God because God "works for them." That is to say, God is compelling because the idea of a divine being serves a useful purpose in people's lives. That...
  • Students should be allowed to choose elective

    In our school, they have recently eliminated the opportunity to choose an elective for senior year. The school is now obligated to make students do four years of gym or Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Many students are upset about this change. For...
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, an L.A. band, stare at 'Hypnotic Eye'

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, an L.A. band, stare at 'Hypnotic Eye'
    Before easing into a conversation about his new album with the Heartbreakers, "Hypnotic Eye," the longtime Malibu beach-dweller Tom Petty has a score to settle. It's in response to an old Times survey of Los Angeles' most enduring rock bands....
  • Microsoft's profit takes a hit as new strategy takes shape

    The purchase of Nokia’s mobile-phone unit cut into Microsoft’s profit, but a surging cloud business and a new effort to launch its applications on a greater number of gadgets kept analysts optimistic about the company’s prospects....
  • Dungy statement attempts to clarify Sam comments

    A day after Tony Dungy was largely skewered for saying he would not have drafted openly gay linebacker Michael Sam, the former NFL coach clarified his comments and provided context. Dungy said Tuesday that Sam deserves an opportunity to play in the NFL....
  • Two worlds, with one goal

    MARTUR, India He straddles two worlds separated by 8,000 miles, the sun-baked patch of India he roamed as a boy and the mansion in Town and Country, Mo., mansion he now calls home. In one, the glare of surgical lights ricochets off his enormous glasses...