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May 24, 1998
Yet another liberal takes the field to tell Republicans how they should comport themselves in Orange County (Fred Smoller, Orange County Voices, May 17). In his column, Smoller argues that the Republican Party should welcome illegal aliens, much as George W. Bush is doing in Texas, so as not to alienate Latino voters. We're being invaded by people who are bringing a different culture to these shores--and who not only are trying to supplant the culture they've found here but are trying to make the people here pay for the supplantation.
January 31, 2010 |
President Obama has found another long-lost cousin: Scott Brown, the Republican state senator from Massachusetts who won the Senate seat long held by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. The president and the senator-elect are 10th cousins, according to the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Brown's victory Jan. 19 over Democratic candidate Martha Coakley cost the Democrats their filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and may have jeopardized passage of Obama's top legislative priority -- a healthcare overhaul.
February 23, 2003
The "brutal price" of the Bush administration's push to continue drilling coal-bed methane gas wells in Wyoming's Powder River Basin ("Prosperity's Brutal Price," by Jim Robbins, Feb. 2) will be the destruction of that land and its water--though it's for a little more than one year's supply of the nation's natural gas. For the second year in a row, Powder River has been named one of the nation's most endangered rivers. The Bush push needs to be toward implementing alternative non-fossil fuel sources, not devastating this fragile part of America.
February 1, 2011 |
Barbara Bush, George W. Bush's daughter, has broken from the former president on one key social issue: gay marriage. Barbara Bush, 29, has recorded a video on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign's efforts to make same-sex marriage legal in New York state. In the video, which has become widely viewed on YouTube, the former first daughter says, "I'm Barbara Bush and I'm a New Yorker for marriage equality. New York is about fairness and equality and everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love.
February 8, 2013 |
A hacker who goes by the name of Guccifer has reportedly compromised the email accounts of at least six people close to George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and has distributed some of the private emails and photographs online. The Smoking Gun published a report Thursday saying it had spoken with the hacker, who said he wasn't worried about the possibility of the FBI or Secret Service coming after him. Guccifer said the "feds" have been investigating him a long time and "this is just another chapter in the game.” PHOTOS: 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 Among the photographs allegedly posted online by the hacker were two showing President George W. Bush painting, and one with him and Ralph Lauren.
June 5, 2002
The Bush administration needs a policy on Iraq more detailed than intense dislike of its dictator, Saddam Hussein. The place for that policy to start is not with toppling Hussein, at least not until there's a much better picture of what that would entail and what kind of regime would succeed him. Begin by insisting that U.N. weapons inspectors be readmitted by the end of summer and allowed to inspect anything, anywhere, at any time.
October 31, 2010 |
The San Francisco Giants already need an extra hitter here, with the designated hitter in effect. They do not need one of their best hitters to disappear. That is what Pat Burrell has done in the World Series. Burrell struck out in all four at-bats Saturday. In nine at-bats in the Series, he has no hits and eight strikeouts. He is batting .158 in postseason play, with 19 strikeouts in 38 at-bats. "Not exactly how you draw it up," Burrell said. "I picked a bad time to struggle.
September 24, 2000
Re "White House Let Hussein 'Off the Hook,' Cheney Says," Sept. 21: Where does Dick Cheney get off claiming the Clinton Administration let Saddam Hussein "off the hook"? That happened under the Cheney watch, when Operation Desert Storm was halted within a stone's throw of Baghdad, at the command of President George Bush. Then, to make matters worse, U.S. support for an internal uprising within Iraq dribbled away, as well. Now Saddam thumbs his nose at us from his palaces built on the backs of his people and goes about restoring his weaponry with impunity, and our pathetic response is sanctions.
May 6, 2013 |
The Beverly Hills home of the late menswear, jewelry and fragrance mogul Bijan Pakzad reportedly has sold for $9.8 million. [For the record, 12:05 p.m. May 6: An earlier version of this post and headline incorrectly said that Bijan Pakzad's home sold for nearly $12 million. That was its asking price. ] Built in 1993, the gated Italianate villa is a showcase of his style with bold primary color interiors, monochromatic-themed rooms and a chandelier made of his signature perfume bottles in the formal dining room.
June 8, 2012 |
The Beverly Hills home of menswear, jewelry and fragrance mogul Bijan Pakzad has come on the market at $11.995 million. Built in 1993, the gated Italianate villa is a showcase of his style with bold primary color interiors, monochromatic-themed rooms and a chandelier made of his signature perfume bottles in the formal dining room. The 12,016 square feet of living space includes a marble-counter bar in the family room, a sweeping central staircase, a step-down living room, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.