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February 13, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
An irked Lee A. Iacocca said today that he was shocked at his ouster as chairman of a government advisory commission on the Statue of Liberty restoration, saying the government will have trouble finding another "idiot patriot" to contribute time and effort toward worthy projects. "In the end, a beautiful project gets hurt; I don't get hurt," the Chrysler Corp. chairman said. At a news conference, Iacocca first joked about his dismissal, then said the decision by Interior Secretary Donald P.
June 28, 2012 | By Ian Duncan and Jamie Goldberg, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON - Conservative icon Rep. Michele Bachmann called the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the healthcare law the end of economic and religious liberty in America as she rallied disheartened activists. “We lost religious liberty - that is a fundamental right under the constitution,” she said to a crowd outside the Supreme Court building Thursday. “We lost economic liberty - that is a fundamental right under the constitution. We lost our individual liberty to set our course in this country.” “This court has forced us now to pay for their utopian dreams,” she added.
September 6, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON - Leaders of San Antonio, the second-largest city in Texas, approved a non-discrimination ordinance for gay and transgender residents this week over the objections of conservatives, who have vowed to keep up the fight. Other Texas cities have already passed anti-bias ordinances, including Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth and Houston. But this time, the measure was backed by Democratic Mayor Julian Castro , a rising star in the party and on the radar of Republicans keying up for statewide primaries in March.
June 5, 2012 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
Do you remember home ec? I don't. My high school may have offered it as an elective, but I certainly didn't know about it. A decade and a half after graduating from high school and I'm still somewhat hopeless in the domestic areas of life. I like to joke that my kitchen doubles as a closet; though it's more likely that the joke's on me. Torie Bosch, editor of Slate's " Future Tense ," a "citizen's guide to the future," argues that schools ought to bring back home ec as a matter of public health.
July 4, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
The holiday we observe today is a flag-waving celebration of the uniquely American values that have endured since Colonial times. First and foremost of these is liberty, which for the founders meant being liberated not only from the tyranny of King George III but from the oppressive hand of any ruler. It was one of the inalienable rights they asserted in the Declaration of Independence, and it remains a beacon that draws people from other nations to these shores. Yet the founders also recognized that some problems were too big to be solved by individuals on their own terms.
November 15, 2012 | By Morgan Little
Libertarian icon and three-time presidential hopeful Ron Paul delivered his final address on the House floor Wednesday, admitting that while he sees little progress in favor of his defined cause of freedom, he sees a chance the tide can turn as he steps away from Congress. Paul, a Republican who leans heavily toward libertarianism and has served Texas' 22nd District intermittently since 1976, admitted that “according to conventional wisdom,” his tenure on Capitol Hill has “accomplished very little.” “No named legislation, no named federal buildings or highways - thank goodness.
May 12, 1986 | CHRIS COBBS, Times Staff Writer
The night before had been unseasonably cold for late April, with a low near 20, but now the campus was basking in sunshine. Shirtless joggers bounded past pale co-eds stretched out on blankets, and leafless trees seemed to sprout green buds in a matter of hours, as in time-lapse photography. In a dark and cramped basement room in venerable Sorin Hall, a restless freshman football player slipped on a pair of shorts and boat shoes.
The call came on the eve of his Los Angeles concert, just as he was leaving his home in Mexico. We have your son. Follow our instructions. Don't make trouble. It was a year ago, and Vicente Fernandez was about to headline four sold-out shows at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, his annual Memorial Day pilgrimage to the Eastside suburbs of L.A. Now this voice, saying his 33-year-old son, his namesake, was being held for a ransom of millions.
Like most people, I've long regarded the Abstract Expressionist painting done in San Francisco in the decade after World War II to have been a quick, sometimes deft response to extraordinary artistic developments principally being generated in New York.
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