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December 17, 1991
I think David Duke's oratory identifies the skeletons in the Republicans' closets. MARKOS PAPAS, Van Nuys
March 17, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
He has served in prison, starred in a short-lived reality TV show and delivered enough quotable quips to fill a bookshelf in the public library. Now, in his latest exhibition of life as political performance art, Edwin Edwards - former Louisiana governor, convicted racketeer, celebrated womanizer and, at age 86, new father - announced Monday he would be a candidate for Congress. "I've given a great deal of thought to this ... and I acknowledge that there are good reasons why I should not run ... but there are better reasons why I should," Edwards told reporters in Baton Rouge, La. "I am positive I can run, and I am confident I can win. " When last seen on the national stage, Edwards was co-starring in " The Governor's Wife ," an A&E series focused on his pen-pal-turned-bride No. 3, Trina Scott.
November 9, 1991
If David Duke is elected governor of Louisiana, can we rescind the Louisiana Purchase? ZACHARY A. CHARLES Burbank
January 24, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, in federal prison after pleading guilty to mail and tax fraud, is considering a run for Congress when he is released this year, his secretary said. Roy Armstrong said Duke is considering entering the race for the seat of Republican Rep. David Vitter. In 1999, Duke finished third in the primary for that seat.
October 29, 1991
I can't understand why the Republican Party is so upset at having David Duke as their nominee for governor of Louisiana. He sounds exactly like George Bush. JIM TOLEDANO, Costa Mesa
July 26, 2003 | A Rush to Judgment on ESPN's Choice
To say that I was shocked to hear that Rush Limbaugh will be joining ESPN's "Sunday Countdown" is an understatement. Is it not enough that the airwaves are constantly filled with venom-spewing right-wing ideologues, that now we have to contaminate sports? ESPN justifies the action, claiming that he is a big sports fan. Following this specious reasoning, should we next expect them to hire David Duke, Fidel Castro or the recently unemployed Saddam Hussein as commentators? While I doubt that the show will draw many new viewers because of Limbaugh's addition I suspect that many will elect to no longer watch the show.
April 16, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke turned himself in to a federal prison in Big Spring to begin a 15-month sentence for mail and tax fraud. Duke, who was driven to the West Texas prison in a light brown Jeep, did not appear to acknowledge about eight admirers outside the facility who waved signs that read "Duke for President" and "Free David Duke." Duke is a former Louisiana state representative who ran for governor and the U.S. Senate about a decade ago.
March 13, 2003 | From Associated Press
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison and given a $10,000 fine for bilking his supporters and cheating on his taxes. Duke pleaded guilty in December to tax and mail fraud; the sentence was the same one agreed to in his plea bargain. U.S. Atty. Jim Letten said Duke must report to prison by April 15. Federal guidelines require that he serve at least 85% of the 15-month sentence.
December 19, 2002 | Megan K. Stack, Times Staff Writer
David Duke, the onetime Ku Klux Klansman and politician whose vitriolic crusade for white power and anti-Semitism seared an ill-fated trail through Louisiana government, pleaded guilty Wednesday to mail fraud and filing a false tax return. The 52-year-old Duke has spent the last two years drumming up support in Russia for activists that he hoped would lead a worldwide wave of white supremacy.
April 7, 2002
As past national chairmen of the Anti-Defamation League, we are intimately familiar with its celebrated fact-finding abilities. We cannot allow the inaccuracies in Al Martinez's March 28 column ("On a Mission to Foster Peace Among Angelenos") to go unanswered. Martinez's admiration for David Lehrer is justified, and we share it. His claims of Lehrer's allegedly unique knowledge are not justified. The information Martinez received from Lehrer on the Ku Klux Klan, the American Nazi Party, David Duke, other extremists, hate on the Internet and all other racist activities and organizations other than that which was local to Southern California emanated from ADL's national office, not the ADL Los Angeles office.
October 9, 2001
Dissent is good and healthy for our democracy. However, I would like to remind people that dissent in and of itself does not confer some nobility, courage or principle to the dissenter; it is the reasoning and principle of the dissenter's arguments that determine their value. It is possible to be a "lonely voice of dissent" against an overwhelming tide of public sentiment and to be flat-out wrong. Look at it this way: A guy like David Duke is a "lonely voice of dissent" contrary to what public sentiment is, but he is not brave or principled--he's a despicable pinhead!
Poets and English professors hate cliches. They prefer the more precise, profound language of great writers who illuminate in some new way the oldest emotions on earth. Like love and grief. Carol Muske-Dukes is both a poet and a professor. She heads the new doctoral program in literature and creative writing at USC, has published six books of poetry and three novels and finds pleasure in quoting, from memory, big chunks of Shakespeare, Rilke or Keats to punctuate her thoughts.
March 2, 2001
Actors John Lithgow and Annette Bening will lead an evening of dramatic readings paying tribute to the late actor David Dukes, who died unexpectedly in October at age 55. The event--taking place Thursday at 8 p.m. at USC's Bing Theater--will benefit the newly formed David Dukes Memorial Scholarship Fund at the USC School of Theater. Dukes, a classically trained stage and film actor who was also known by younger audiences for his role as Mr.
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