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February 5, 2014
Re "The future of Keystone XL," Editorial, Feb. 4 The Times writes: "If developed nations had started earlier … oil pipelines and Arctic drilling rigs would hold little attraction. " Given no credit, Jimmy Carter did start early. He is responsible for federal standards to increase fuel efficiency, and he invested in green energy, putting solar panels on the White House. (Ronald Reagan promptly removed them.) Now, about that pipeline. Severe water shortages are inevitable in the next decade, as reservoirs and aquifers are quickly depleted.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Former President Carter met his adoring, book-buying public in Portland, Ore., on  Sunday, the Oregonian reports . The 89-year-old statesman signed 1,600 books in about two hours at Powell's Bookstore. Carter's new book is "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power," but fans were allowed to buy or bring up to six of his books to sign. Carter has published 28 books in all, 26 since leaving the White House in 1981. "A Call to Action" grew out of a meeting at the Carter Center in 2013 that included religious leaders and human rights activists.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2010
White House Diary Jimmy Carter Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 570 pp., $30
OPINION
February 5, 2014
Re "The future of Keystone XL," Editorial, Feb. 4 The Times writes: "If developed nations had started earlier … oil pipelines and Arctic drilling rigs would hold little attraction. " Given no credit, Jimmy Carter did start early. He is responsible for federal standards to increase fuel efficiency, and he invested in green energy, putting solar panels on the White House. (Ronald Reagan promptly removed them.) Now, about that pipeline. Severe water shortages are inevitable in the next decade, as reservoirs and aquifers are quickly depleted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1995
Jimmy Carter is the only person to use the U.S. presidency as a stepping stone to bigger and better things. RON WHITTAKER Simi Valley
WORLD
October 15, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Former President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter arrived in Jamaica to monitor national elections and said he believed the Caribbean nation could hold a safe vote despite recent campaign violence. Carter, who leads a delegation of about 60 foreign observers for the elections Wednesday, said he believed Jamaica's political leaders understood that their nation's ability to hold safe elections would play a big role in its economic prosperity. Jamaica, with a population of 2.
OPINION
November 16, 2005
Re "This isn't the real America," Opinion, Nov. 14 Does anyone actually listen to what Jimmy Carter has to say? The 39th president rambles on and on and fails to use one supporting piece of evidence in his attack on President Bush and his administration. Carter yearns for the old days? Here's my suggestion: Let's go back to the times when former presidents actually retired from politics and kept their personal feelings to themselves. KEITH G. MILLER Sherman Oaks Like Carter, I too am ashamed, alarmed and even frightened by what has happened in the last five years in this country.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Former President Carter met his adoring, book-buying public in Portland, Ore., on  Sunday, the Oregonian reports . The 89-year-old statesman signed 1,600 books in about two hours at Powell's Bookstore. Carter's new book is "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power," but fans were allowed to buy or bring up to six of his books to sign. Carter has published 28 books in all, 26 since leaving the White House in 1981. "A Call to Action" grew out of a meeting at the Carter Center in 2013 that included religious leaders and human rights activists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
Kash Delano Register sat in a park Sunday afternoon, taking it all in. He felt the sun on his face and the breeze coming in from the ocean. He heard the sound of birds and children playing. "This is really beautiful," he said. He was smiling, but there were tears in his eyes. Register spent more than three decades in prison for the 1979 murder of an elderly man in West Los Angeles. He always maintained his innocence, and Friday he was released from jail after a judge overturned the conviction.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
If the $53-million price tag doesn't stand in his way, President Obama need look no further than Hacienda de la Paz on the Palos Verdes Peninsula as a place to settle down after life in the White House. Set in gated Rolling Hills, behind gates of its own, the ranch estate includes 8 acres of edible landscaping and five bunker-worthy subterranean levels beneath its ground-floor living space. There are back-up generators, a system to turn the indoor pool water into oxygen, a state-of-the-art security system, thermal generated power and enough wine cellar space to lay in a supply for years to come -- everything a head of state needs to weather a national or worldwide emergency.
NEWS
April 25, 2013
Jimmy Carter gets revenge on Barack Obama with the help of James Earl Jones in a Chicago Blackhawks locker room.
OPINION
October 28, 2012 | By Jimmy Carter
The process for administering the death penalty in the United States is broken beyond repair, and it is time to choose a more effective and moral alternative. California voters will have the opportunity to do this on election day. Although our government has a fundamental responsibility to protect its citizens, there is little evidence that the death penalty acts as a strong deterrent to murder and other violent crimes. One recent study found that 88% of the nation's leading criminologists believe that swift and certain punishment is the best deterrent.
NEWS
October 1, 2012 | By Mitchell Landsberg
If Mitt Romney wins the Nov. 6 election, would he become our most religious president? It's an odd question, but one that has come up in recent days after writer Nicholas Lemann said as much in a profile of Romney that ran in the New Yorker magazine. “If elected,” Lemann wrote, “Romney, scion of an old, distinguished Mormon family (his ancestors had a direct connection to Joseph Smith and Brigham Young), would arguably be the most actively religious president in American history.” There are a couple of key qualifiers there -- the use of the words “arguably” and “actively.” Still, the claim begs a question -- in fact, more than one. What president would Romney displace from the title of most religious?
NEWS
September 4, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan
WESTLAKE, Ohio - With Mitt Romney lying low on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan pounded President Obama's economic record Tuesday and tried to blunt a new round of expected attacks on Romney's investment history. The Wisconsin congressman drew comparisons between Obama and former President Jimmy Carter at a lunchtime rally in a gymnasium in this Cleveland suburb. By a number of measures - unemployment, bankruptcies, delinquent mortgages - conditions are worse now, Ryan said, than they were when the last Democratic president lost a campaign for reelection in 1980.
NATIONAL
August 28, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
TAMPA, Fla. - Nearly 32 years have passed since a Republican ousted a Democratic president. Now Mitt Romney is trying to pull it off in much the same way that Ronald Reagan did. The newly anointed Republican nominee, echoing Reagan, says his presidency would bring not just a revival of America's moribund economy, but also a repair of its self-image, "the feeling we'll have that our country's back," as one Romney TV ad puts it. Romney also on...
OPINION
May 4, 2012
There's plenty to criticize in this week's back and forth between President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's killing. Obama stretched credibility in suggesting that Romney would not have pursued Bin Laden; Romney laughably minimized the significance of Obama's success in authorizing the operation that ended the terrorist's life. But one claim stands out for its impropriety. Commenting on Obama's decision to green light the raid on Bin Laden's compound, Romney said that "even Jimmy Carter" would have made that call.
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