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January 14, 2003 | Ann Conway, Times Staff Writer
Hailed for his expertise in domestic and foreign policy, former Secretary of State George P. Shultz received the Richard M. Nixon Library's Victory of Freedom Award during a black-tie gala on the 90th anniversary of the former president's birth. "Tonight we honor an extraordinary diplomat and policymaker who worked on both a national and global canvas," library executive director John H. Taylor told guests at the dinner, held Thursday in the Yorba Linda facility's flag-draped entrance hall.
January 15, 2012 | By Scott Martelle, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The Partnership Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb Philip Taubman Harper: 496 pp., $29.99 The op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal caught the nuclear world by surprise. Not for the argument it made but for who was making it. The piece ran five years ago this month, under the headline "A World Free of Nuclear Weapons," and was written by a remarkable bipartisan quartet of political figures: former secretaries of State Henry A. Kissinger(Nixon)
Gov. Pete Wilson on Tuesday named an all-star team of conservative intellectuals to his newly formed Council of Economic Advisers, including two Nobel Prize winners and four people who teach at Stanford University or are fellows at its free-market-oriented think tank, the Hoover Institution. The council, headed by former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, also includes the chairmen of two of California's biggest corporations--BankAmerica and Southern California Edison.
September 10, 2010 | By Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times
The fight over Proposition 23 , a November ballot initiative to suspend California's global warming law, turned ugly this week, with personal attacks and emotionally charged rhetoric on both sides. In a conference call with the news media Thursday, former Secretary of State George Shultz, co-chairman of the campaign against the initiative, warned of the danger to national security from dependence on oil imports, noting that part of "this money is undoubtedly slopping over into the hands of terrorists.
February 25, 2010 | By Seema Mehta
In a dispute that commingles foreign policy and a quest for political advantage, U.S.-Israel relations have taken an unexpectedly central role in the California race for Senate. Rivals in the race for the Republican nomination are questioning whether former Rep. Tom Campbell is sufficiently supportive of Israel. They base their criticisms on his voting record, statements about a Palestinian homeland and capital, and some of his past associates. Their allegations have raised enough concerns for Campbell that he plans to meet Monday with the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
December 30, 2006 | Andrew Cockburn, ANDREW COCKBURN is the author of "Rumsfeld, His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy," to be published by Simon & Schuster in February.
AMONG THE MANY ironies of Saddam Hussein's execution is that, although his death seems certain to boost sectarian bloodletting between Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq, he always posed as an Iraqi and Arab nationalist who could unite the rivalrous sects in his country -- an attribute that initially recommended him to Washington. Other qualities of the Iraqi dictator that appealed to U.S.
October 2, 2012 | Michael Hiltzik
Who's the most influential billionaire business figure in national politics? If you answered one of the Koch brothers (Charles or David) or George Soros, you're wearing your partisan blinders. The former are known for their devotion to conservative causes, the latter to liberal. In either case, you're wrong. The most influential billionaire in America is Peter G. Peterson. The son of Greek immigrants, Peterson, 86, served as Commerce secretary under President Nixon, then became chairman and chief executive of Lehman Bros.
July 17, 2005 | Dan Neil, Dan Neil is The Times' auto critic and writer of 800 Words, a weekly column for the magazine.
How far can we stretch a gallon of gasoline? OK, maybe it isn't a question for the ages. But with oil setting new records at more than $60 per barrel, it seems like a good time to ask. And considering that the U.S. economy is hooked on oil imported from political nightmares such as Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, and that our petrodollars support regimes that indulge Islamic radicalism, and that global warming threatens to turn Orlando into beachfront property . . .
February 15, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Chevron Corp. announced today that former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, 68, has been elected to the company's board of directors. "We're very fortunate to add a person of George Shultz's stature to our board," said Chevron Board Chairman Kenneth T. Derr. "He brings a unique breadth of knowledge and experience in business, academia and government service."
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