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March 31, 2014 | By David Lauter
WASHINGTON - New data from Gallup starkly illustrates how a racially tinged generation gap has shaped American politics in the Obama era - a reality that likely will hurt Democrats this year, even as it threatens to damage Republican prospects for the future. Americans 65 and older have become increasingly Republican since Obama's election and currently stand as the only generation in which more people lean to the GOP than to the Democrats, according to Gallup's analysis of a year's worth of data, representing 18,000 interviews.
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NEWS
March 31, 2014 | By David Lauter
WASHINGTON - New data from Gallup starkly illustrates how a racially tinged generation gap has shaped American politics in the Obama era - a reality that likely will hurt Democrats this year, even as it threatens to damage Republican prospects for the future. Americans 65 and older have become increasingly Republican since Obama's election and currently stand as the only generation in which more people lean to the GOP than to the Democrats, according to Gallup's analysis of a year's worth of data, representing 18,000 interviews.
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NEWS
January 5, 1992
Concerning the "Commentary" (by James Endrst) TV Times, Dec. 15: It's interesting how "Star Trek: The Next Generation" executive producer Rick Berman says the show's creator, Gene Roddenberry--before his death--had complete control of the show until "in the second season he began to step away. And by the third season (his input) was quite a bit less." I don't doubt it one bit, especially since Berman admitted how the original "Star Trek" had "a lot more fun and was more swashbuckling and sexy"--Roddenberry's precise vision of man as he makes contact with new worlds.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013 | By Amy Nicholson
Take the sex out of "Sex and the City" and transplant the action to Shanghai, and you'll have Guo Jinming's squeaky-clean "Tiny Times," in which four friends with a love of fur dresses and impossible heels swoon over boys. In deference to its teenybopper audience (or is it the censors?), these girls don't get naked - they barely even get kissed - but their pop star-handsome male co-stars are happy to strip off their shirts and pose like they've just wandered in from a cologne ad. Which they kinda have.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1986
I'll gladly accept Sorensen's paycheck with all its deductions if he will agree to live on my $765 a month Social Security check. Somehow I get the impression that my taxes have supported him in education, public services, beach services, etc., for years before Proposition 13 was born. Now, perhaps, it's my turn? HERB LIPSON Sun City
NEWS
August 23, 1988 | United Press International
Indiana Sen. Richard G. Lugar says he was bypassed as the Republican vice presidential candidate because of his age. The 56-year-old Lugar said Bush opted for a younger candidate when he tabbed Indiana's junior senator, Quayle, 41, to be his running mate. "In truth, in New Orleans, I visited with the vice president and he indicated to me, as he indicated to (Kansas Sen.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 1993 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"My Mom's Dad," an unusual South Coast Repertory Educational Touring Production that will be presented free at South Coast Plaza this weekend, bridges the generation gap between age and youth by using a Vietnamese folk tale to bring an American girl and her grandfather together. Maddie (Deanne Lorette) is angry when her parents bring her grandfather (Christopher Neiman) home to live.
NEWS
July 10, 1988 | WILLIAM ECHIKSON, Christian Science Monitor
Kati Fabian wouldn't listen. When the 22-year-old Budapest University student decided in May to join a new independent Hungarian students union, her parents warned her that it might jeopardize her career. Dinner time turned into shouting matches. "My parents plead with me, 'Don't go, don't go, it's dangerous,' " Fabian said. "I answer, 'Why? What do I have to lose?' " An explosive generation gap is destabilizing Eastern Europe.
NEWS
April 21, 1992 | CRAIG TOMASHOFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's dinner time circa 1972 at the Smith household. Dad lashes into Junior about the length of his hair. Junior accuses Dad of being part of the Establishment. Mom dishes up the mashed potatoes as a peace offering, but it's no use. Junior storms away from the table, heading off to an anti-war protest, while Dad angrily goes off to his Rotary Club meeting. Flash forward to 1992. Junior is visiting and agrees when Dad rails against higher taxes and bigger government.
NATIONAL
November 3, 2011 | By David Lauter, Washington Bureau
The U.S. heads into the 2012 presidential contest with a large generation gap in its politics - a rarity in American elections and one that, at least for now, has boosted prospects for a Republican victory, new survey data show. But Republicans also have a significant potential weakness, according to the data from the Pew Research Center: Older Americans, who give the GOP strong support overall, part company in a major way over Social Security. They rank that issue their second-highest concern after jobs and give Democrats the edge in handling it. Generation gaps seldom exist in U.S. politics, stereotypes of young liberals and aging conservatives notwithstanding.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2013 | By Chris Barton
It says something about the capacity for invention displayed by pianist Jason Moran that it was almost a disappointment to see him taking the stage Tuesday night joined "only" by his band the Bandwagon at a show presented by the Jazz Bakery. Granted, the New York City-based Moran is already appointment viewing for jazz fans given his mountains of acclaim and how rarely he ventures west (Moran performed solo at the Hammer Museum in 2011 but estimated it had been 10 years since his band last played L.A.)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2013 | By August Brown
Kurt Vile wasn't kidding when he titled his newest album “Wakin on a Pretty Daze.” The Philly-based singer-guitarist is absolutely committed to his vibe: wake-and-bake classic rock that Matthew McConaughey's character in “Dazed and Confused” could lose an afternoon to. The hard part is cutting through that daze to make a compelling live show. At the Echoplex on Tuesday night, Vile had a sold-out room of young fans eager to take a hit of whatever he's offering. But it turns out that you need more than just a pretty daze to demand their attention.
NEWS
November 15, 2012 | By Michael McGough
Washington is agog, as they say, about a testy confrontation Wednesday between Nancy Pelosi and NBC correspondent Luke Russert. "Some of your colleagues privately say that your decision to stay on [as House minority leader] prohibits the party from having a younger leadership and hurts the party in the long run," Russert said. "What's your response?" Pelosi's response was to accuse Russert of partisanship -- "Oh, you always ask that question, except to Mitch McConnell” -- and to point out that, unlike male colleagues who joined the House in their 30s, "I came to Congress when my youngest child, Alexandra, was a senior in high school, practically on her way to college.”  I'm not sure the latter response is really relevant to Russert's question.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
Have you ever tried to teach your parents anything techie -- anything at all? Then you know how well that went. Ultimately, the task doesn't get done, and then there's the aftermath: You have a raging headache and rising blood pressure from repeatedly screeching "Just do what I'm saying!" and your parents yell at you for yelling at them, while vowing never to touch technology again. I can attest that it is possible to have Mom or Grandma Google, Skype or navigate a smartphone -- without either of you needing therapy afterward.
NATIONAL
November 3, 2011 | By David Lauter, Washington Bureau
The U.S. heads into the 2012 presidential contest with a large generation gap in its politics - a rarity in American elections and one that, at least for now, has boosted prospects for a Republican victory, new survey data show. But Republicans also have a significant potential weakness, according to the data from the Pew Research Center: Older Americans, who give the GOP strong support overall, part company in a major way over Social Security. They rank that issue their second-highest concern after jobs and give Democrats the edge in handling it. Generation gaps seldom exist in U.S. politics, stereotypes of young liberals and aging conservatives notwithstanding.
NEWS
December 2, 2010 | By Glenn Whipp
Academy voters are often an inclusive bunch, sometimes managing to find room at the table for both the starched set and the ill-mannered revolutionaries. Any group that can nominate both "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Doctor Dolittle" in the same year wins points for ? um ? diversity, if nothing else. Most years, tradition ( yaaaaaawn! ) prevails, though there have been a few cases in which the Now Generation has made it to the podium. Here are, in spirit, the "oldest" and "youngest" movies to win the Oscar for best picture.
NEWS
December 2, 2010 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
One movie focuses on a king overcoming a crippling stammer so he can inspire wartime England. The other looks at an alienated Harvard undergrad inventing a social network so he can stick it to the elites. One stars Mr. Darcy. The other features the guy who tore off Janet Jackson's top during the Super Bowl halftime show. One has Churchill and Chamberlain, the other beer bongs and status updates. It's early yet, but this year's best picture race ? for both the Globes and the Oscars ?
OPINION
September 30, 2010 | Doyle McManus
I spent many hours talking with officials during a 10-day trip to China. But what has stuck with me most vividly is not what I learned in government briefings but what I learned from talking with Chinese people about their everyday concerns. People in China are surprisingly anxious about their newfound prosperity. They worry about the economy producing enough good jobs for millions of new college graduates. They fret about the rising price of housing for newly married couples ?
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