October 5, 2009
Re "Nixon's legacy haunts his library," Oct. 1 Statues of world leaders in the Nixon library do not glorify them. They are simply a small part of U.S. history during the Nixon administration. Why now, after 20 years and thousands of visitors, because of one person's complaint, will the library be "haunted"? What about the rest of us who enjoy history? The issue is being blown way out of proportion. Nis Helmer Brea Denying the impact that President Nixon had on U.S.-Chinese diplomatic relations is denying history.
August 28, 2009 |
In an extraordinary outpouring of public emotion, thousands of people solemnly lined state highways and city streets Thursday to pay their last respects to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the legendary scion of America's most storied political dynasty. They came from Argentina and Ireland, from New York and New Hampshire. But mostly they came from across Massachusetts -- the state Kennedy dominated for nearly five decades -- many to weep or pray as his flag-draped casket was transported in a poignant procession from the family compound in Hyannis Port to his fallen brother's presidential library in Boston.
March 22, 2009 |
For most non-Arkansans, Little Rock conjures two images: Central High School, a landmark in the history of desegregation, and Bill and Hillary Clinton, who . . . well, are making their own marks on the world. But the city has boomed in the last decade, quietly becoming a cultural destination -- which is a bit of a surprise to former residents like me. I got my jolt last summer when I returned for my high school reunion.
January 25, 2009 |
One of four original copies of the Magna Carta is the centerpiece of a new exhibition at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley. The exhibition ends June 20 and will include scenes from life in England in 1215, the year the Magna Carta was recorded. The document, considered important because it guaranteed basic freedoms and rights, is owned by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincolnshire, England.
December 23, 2008 |
His approval ratings are among the lowest for any president in modern U.S. history. He's presiding over the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. He acknowledges that many Americans have repudiated his Republican Party. And he's been utterly eclipsed by a charismatic successor. Things haven't worked out so well for President Bush. He's banking on a kinder and gentler future. With the days counting down on Bush's White House lease, plans for the George W.
July 18, 2008 |
A Methodist leadership group endorsed building George W. Bush's presidential library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, essentially ending nearly two years of opposition. The largely symbolic votes dashed the hopes of opponents, many of whom contend that the Bush administration's views conflict with church teachings. The Bush library, museum and public policy institute is expected to open in 2012 or 2013.
February 23, 2008 |
Southern Methodist University will be home to George W. Bush's presidential library, officials formally announced in Dallas, ending more than a year of negotiations marked by resistance from some faculty and ministers who questioned the deal. First Lady Laura Bush is an SMU graduate, and the Bushes are expected to live in Dallas when his term ends.
January 6, 2008 |
There's a Maytag repairman quality to Timothy Walch, a thoughtful and interesting scholar who has been waiting almost 20 years for a presidential candidate to stop by the well-tended brick building on Parkside Drive (just past Quizno's sandwich shop, then take a hard left) to say hello and maybe talk a little politics. They never come. None of the 16 candidates in this year's presidential race, nor any of their predecessors from at least five earlier Iowa caucuses. Oh, they might stop at the McDonald's restaurant on the other side of Interstate 80, or maybe walk the streets of West Branch and shake hands with a few of the 2,200 residents.
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November 9, 2007 |
A lavish gala was to kick off a display of Nancy Reagan's ball gowns Thursday night, but visitors to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley were buzzing more about the landmark's record-keeping problems -- lapses so severe that National Archives officials are unable to say whether gifts to the Reagans have been stolen or are lost inside the massive museum complex.