December 4, 1997 |
People here still haven't forgotten the day in August 1996, when 8th-grader Janice Ulibarri stood before a school assembly and shouted, "Que viva la Raza! Que viva Chicano!" That was the cry that ripped this town apart, Nadine Cordova remembers. The ringing Chicano civil rights slogan started a train of events that led to Cordova and her sister, Patsy, being fired from their jobs as teachers at Vaughn High School amid charges they were teaching racism.
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December 3, 1992 |
"Uncle Sam's hands are dripping with blood, dripping with the blood of the black man in this country. . . . Expand the civil rights struggle to the level of human rights, take it to the United Nations, where our African brothers can throw their weight on our side.... Let the world see how bloody his hands are."
October 17, 1992 |
As a five-term congresswoman, Barbara Boxer likes to say she is running for the U.S. Senate on her record. Oddly enough, her opponent makes the same claim, even though he has never held elective office and often derides the very institution he hopes to join. Meet Bruce Herschensohn, conservative Republican, onetime propaganda filmmaker, former adviser to President Richard M. Nixon, popular public speaker, prolific writer and for 13 years scowling television and radio commentator.
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July 16, 1991
Would Mayor Bradley consider resigning if a few of his aides or appointees erred? What leader in charge of 8,000-plus people (like Chief Gates) would quit office because a few people under him did wrong in an isolated case? This crescendo of condemnation of Gates for actions he did not condone or commit, points to partisan political philosophy of the most biased kind! Can we now expect to see a new black police chief? (Perhaps a kinder, gentler one?) Dream on, utopians!
December 3, 1989 |
I mentioned to one of West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's advisers in Bonn recently that I had been unable to obtain interviews with either Kohl or Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher in connection with my book on the future of Europe. He looked at the list of prominent Germans who had agreed to interviews and spotted the name of Alfred Herrhausen, the chief executive of Deutsche Bank. "Ah, Herrhausen!" he mused with reverence. "One Herrhausen is worth at least one Kohl plus one Genscher.
March 19, 1988 |
Even before Vice President George Bush ventured in to accept the accolades for last week's rout in frigid Illinois, signs sprouted at his victory party like defiant spring crocuses: "Bush-Thompson '88." Another state, another vice presidential candidate. In Illinois it was James R. Thompson, the hulking governor. In South Carolina 10 days earlier, it was Carroll A. Campbell Jr., the blow-dried chief executive. In California this June, expect Gov. George Deukmejian to get some nods.
January 9, 1988
Since you spelled my name correctly in awarding me one of your "Thanksgiving Turkey Awards" ("To Some, Thanks a Lot; to Others, Thanks for Nothing," Nov. 26, by Randy Lewis), I really shouldn't complain, but I must. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to respond, but being a good newspaperman (former writer and publisher), it took me a while to check the facts upon which you based your award. I'm reluctant to tell you but I cannot, in good conscience, accept the honor you have bestowed upon me. I can't because I am honestly not deserving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1987
Forty-five years ago I enlisted in the Marine Corps to fight fascism. I left some good buddies in the lagoon at Tarawa and in the jungles of Saipan. Ten thousand miles away it was a different war, but against the same fascism. The dictionary defines fascism as "a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation above the individual and stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition."