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December 23, 1990
In "Where Is Mr. Smith?" I was quoted as saying, "It would be a marvelous thing if our political parties gave an awful lot of thought to bringing along these quite interesting, quite unexpected kinds of candidates." It would be inaccurate to infer that this is an endorsement of the people mentioned in the article. Brownstein called to ask for my wish list. I nominated Saul Bellow and John Updike. My quote is an endorsement of my candidates. STEPHEN HESS THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION Washington, D.C.
June 8, 2008 | Paul Richter, Times Staff Writer
For decades, Saudi Arabia worked with its dominant customer, the United States, to keep world oil markets stable and advance common political goals. But the surging price of oil, which soared more than $10 a barrel Friday to a record-high $138.54, has made it plain that those days are over. New forces, including a weak dollar and an oil-thirsty Asia, have blunted the United States' leverage and helped sour the two countries' relationship.
July 30, 2005 | Sonni Efron, Times Staff Writer
For hire: more than 1,000 U.S.-trained former soldiers and police officers from Colombia. Combat-hardened, experienced in fighting insurgents and ready for duty in Iraq. This eye-popping advertisement recently appeared on an Iraq jobs website, posted by an American entrepreneur who hopes to supply security forces for U.S. contractors in Iraq and elsewhere.
November 21, 1996 | From Associated Press
Newly released audiotapes reveal that former President Richard Nixon ordered his chief of staff, H. R. Haldeman, to break into the Brookings Institution, presumably to remove documents regarding the Vietnam War, the San Francisco Examiner reports in today's editions. The Examiner story, from its Washington bureau, was released to the Associated Press in advance of publication.
July 19, 2000
Propelled by a booming local economy, Orange County is leading the way in California's campaign to remove aid recipients from the welfare rolls, according to a study to be released today by a Washington think tank. The Brookings Institution report found that Orange County reduced its welfare rolls by 42% since 1994, recording the biggest drop in Southern California and the second-largest statewide behind Santa Clara County in the Silicon Valley.
President Clinton said Tuesday that he will bar U.S. oil companies from developing Iranian oil fields, thus killing a pending $1-billion deal and reasserting the United States' hard-line policy toward its longtime adversary. Administration officials said oil giant Conoco's plans to develop two offshore oil fields would set back U.S. efforts to isolate a country that has sponsored terrorism, undermined Middle East peace efforts and sought to hasten the spread of nuclear weapons.
August 27, 1991
Although Shaw chooses to conclude his series by stating that "it would be rank sexism to suggest that reporters of either sex have a monopoly on intelligence, sensitivity, frankness or virtually any other quality," the slant of his second article, it seems to me, is that there is something called "a female perspective" that can affect the production of news. He writes, for example, "Perhaps it is no wonder then that most male editors tend to be more squeamish and more ambivalent about coverage of sexually charged issues than do most women."
October 18, 1992
It's incredible that Alice M. Rivlin, a supposedly learned member of the Brookings Institution, doesn't seem to know that U.S. Presidents can't spend a penny, or raise or lower taxes, unless it has been approved by Congress, "Why Bush's Congress Bashing on Federal Spending Just Doesn't Add Up" (Sept. 27). Democrats have controlled Congress for most of the last 40 years. And the "mandated" spending she speaks of as virtually untouchable could be "un-mandated" by Congress if they had the courage and integrity to do what's best for the country instead of doing what it takes to get reelected.
March 7, 2001 | Stuart Silverstein
Researchers from USC and the Brookings Institution think tank will issue a report today urging Southern California community leaders to combat the problems of sprawl by developing coordinated regional growth policies. Among other things, the report calls for efforts to encourage home building and job creation in the region's aging communities, where many poor and low-income workers are concentrated.
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