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March 27, 2013 | By Diane English
In response to Jonah Goldberg's Op-Ed on Tuesday, " The wisdom of Dan Quayle ": What? It's been 20 years since the Murphy Brown-Dan Quayle feud, and we're still talking about this? I suppose I should be flattered. And not surprised. After all, we're still talking about glass ceilings and Roe vs. Wade and what constitutes "legitimate rape. " But because history, like a hit television series, repeats itself, let's revisit 1992.  For those of you too young to remember (or too old to recall)
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OPINION
March 30, 2013
Re "Dan Quayle's wisdom," Opinion, March 26 Jonah Goldberg's defense of Dan Quayle, who suffered as much ridicule for his condemnation of TV character and single parent Murphy Brown as for his spelling of "potato," comes 20 years too late for the former vice president but right on time to point out the hypocrisy of the opposition to marriage equality. If there's any validity whatsoever to the notion that children must be raised by their married parents, why doesn't Proposition 8 ban divorce, single parenthood and out-of-wedlock childbirth?
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May 29, 1991
The question is not: Is Dan Quayle qualified to be President? The question should be: Who selected Dan Quayle for the position? CHARLES F. LAPPLE Vista
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By Diane English
In response to Jonah Goldberg's Op-Ed on Tuesday, " The wisdom of Dan Quayle ": What? It's been 20 years since the Murphy Brown-Dan Quayle feud, and we're still talking about this? I suppose I should be flattered. And not surprised. After all, we're still talking about glass ceilings and Roe vs. Wade and what constitutes "legitimate rape. " But because history, like a hit television series, repeats itself, let's revisit 1992.  For those of you too young to remember (or too old to recall)
OPINION
March 30, 2013
Re "Dan Quayle's wisdom," Opinion, March 26 Jonah Goldberg's defense of Dan Quayle, who suffered as much ridicule for his condemnation of TV character and single parent Murphy Brown as for his spelling of "potato," comes 20 years too late for the former vice president but right on time to point out the hypocrisy of the opposition to marriage equality. If there's any validity whatsoever to the notion that children must be raised by their married parents, why doesn't Proposition 8 ban divorce, single parenthood and out-of-wedlock childbirth?
NEWS
August 13, 2012 | By Morgan Little
Mitt Romney picking Paul D. Ryan as his running mate may have sparked new interest in his campaign and invigorated the Republican base, but more Americans than not have a less-than-stellar opinion of the Wisconsin congressman. A new USA Today/Gallup Poll found that 42% see Ryan as a “fair” or “poor” choice, compared with 39% who rate him as “pretty good” or “excellent.” The only vice presidential nominee who has polled worse following an introduction to the public is Dan Quayle, who in 1988 was seen as “fair” or “poor” by 52% of Americans.
OPINION
March 26, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
Almost exactly 20 years ago, Barbara Dafoe Whitehead wrote a controversial essay for the Atlantic titled "Dan Quayle Was Right. " In case you forgot (or never knew), let me fill you in on what Quayle was right about. There once was a popular sitcom called "Murphy Brown. " The title character, played by Candice Bergen, was a news anchor. The show had its moments, but it was also insufferably pleased with itself and its liberalism. At least until the arrival of the Aaron Sorkin oeuvre ("The West Wing," "The Newsroom")
NEWS
August 13, 2012 | By Morgan Little
Mitt Romney picking Paul D. Ryan as his running mate may have sparked new interest in his campaign and invigorated the Republican base, but more Americans than not have a less-than-stellar opinion of the Wisconsin congressman. A new USA Today/Gallup Poll found that 42% see Ryan as a “fair” or “poor” choice, compared with 39% who rate him as “pretty good” or “excellent.” The only vice presidential nominee who has polled worse following an introduction to the public is Dan Quayle, who in 1988 was seen as “fair” or “poor” by 52% of Americans.
NEWS
August 8, 2012 | By James Rainey
The first rule in picking a vice presidential candidate may be “do no harm.” As Mitt Romney prepares to roll out his pick for No. 2, it's not a bad time to recall all that can go wrong. VP choices can run off the rails from a candidate's native flaws, but at least as often because the teams that nominate them fail to thoroughly investigate for shortcomings or to prepare No. 2 for the withering odyssey of the modern campaign. Here are the six most problematic vice presidential nominations of the last six decades, ranked in reverse order of the least to the most problematic, for the VP pick and the ticket they helped form: 6. Adm. James Stockdale.
OPINION
April 23, 2012 | By Joshua Spivak
With Mitt Romney all but officially anointed the Republican presidential nominee, the national political narrative now turns to the "Veepstakes": who Romney will choose for his running mate. From a policy point of view, this is arguably the most important decision Romney will make in his presidential race. The importance of the vice president is not for electoral reasons - even the most disastrous choices have been found to have a negligible impact on the electorates' voting decision.
NATIONAL
January 4, 2012 | By Ken Dilanian, Washington Bureau
A computer hacking group has revealed email addresses and other personal data from former Vice President Dan Quayle, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, and hundreds of U.S. intelligence, law enforcement and military officials in a high-profile case of cyber-theft. The unauthorized release of account information for 860,000 subscribers to Stratfor, a Texas-based company that provides analysis of national and international affairs, makes it possible to identify some subscribers and, in theory, impersonate them in cyberspace, analysts warned.
NATIONAL
December 6, 2011 | By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
As he accepted another embrace from an establishment Republican, presidential contender Mitt Romney on Tuesday sought to brush back the challenger who has leaped past him in the race for the party's nomination. Casting himself as the political outsider and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as a creature of the Washington that voters despise, Romney pledged to go after Gingrich's record. The remarks, after a fundraiser here with endorser and former Vice President Dan Quayle, came as new polls nationally and in early voting states showed Gingrich continuing to pull ahead of Romney.
SPORTS
June 18, 2011 | T.J. Simers
From Truckee, Calif. When it comes to a holiday, no one writes tearjerkers better than Plaschke . But I thought I might give it a try this Father's Day. I know I cried when the Grocery Store Bagger said he would join me on my golfing getaway to Lake Tahoe. The Bagger might be in good health and have all his arms and legs, but the Bagger has so much more to overcome. And talk about a sad story. I never had a son. Or grandson. Finally got a male dog, but he squats like a female dog. I have six fish in a pond, but in the last five years they have made no attempt to mate.
NATIONAL
January 14, 2011 | By David Zucchino and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
? Nearly a week after the deadly shooting spree that claimed six lives, Tucson on Friday mourned a federal judge, the second funeral of a victim of the attack that has rocked the nation. Federal District Court Judge John M. Roll, a devout Roman Catholic who was killed after attending a morning Mass, was remembered at a service at the same church where a day earlier a funeral was held for the youngest victim, Christina-Taylor Green. Security was especially tight for the judge's service because many of his judicial colleagues and other dignitaries were attending.
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