CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1988
President Reagan cannot begin to heal the deep divisions of the Vietnam War until he recognizes and states that the real lesson is this: Young Americans must never again be sent to fight and die unless the American people are convinced that the war is necessary to save a truly democratic nation from the military imposition of a foreign tyranny. Americans in two world wars showed themselves capable of great and supreme sacrifices when this lesson was heeded. This lesson would end the blame implied that some Americans helped "lose" the Vietnam War; this lesson would unite us again, and, most deeply, it would be true to the Jeffersonian principles at the foundation of our great republic.
July 26, 1992
Mead's claim that President Jefferson would have blessed "the Siberian Purchase" is only half-right. Of course, he bought the Louisiana Territory on the cheap, yet remained skeptical that the Trans-Mississippi West could or should permanently be governed from Washington. Given current discontents with inside-the-Beltway government, Jefferson may still be proved right. Perhaps the solution is for California to secede and join with Alaska and Hawaii in buying Siberia. By "squaring the Pacific Rim," we could create the greatest trans-oceanic republic since . . . Atlantis.
April 28, 1991
In the article, "Soviet Republic Strives to Break Economic Ranks With Moscow" (April 23), you included a map of Azerbaijan and the countries that border it. While all the other countries and republics in the region are clearly named--whether or not they share a border with Azerbaijan, Armenia was represented as an unlabeled, blank stretch of land. I find this discrepancy extremely offensive, especially on the eve of April 24, the day of commemoration for the victims of the Armenian genocide.
April 30, 1997 |
He is not even a native Texan, this headstrong militiaman waging war over his beloved Lone Star State. No, Richard L. McLaren, the self-styled "ambassador" of the so-called Republic of Texas, is actually from St. Louis. He wrote a book report in the third grade about the Alamo. A confused sense of history and a keen sense of mythology later brought him here to meet his fate.
August 19, 2013 |
The writer Albert Murray, a maverick intellectual who challenged widespread assumptions about U.S. and African American culture, has died in New York City at age 97. Murray, a novelist as well as essayist and literary and music critic, wrote more than a dozen books, beginning in 1970s with the seminal “The Omni-Americans: Black Experience and American Culture,” which posed a searing critique of both black separatism and white establishment ideas...
November 10, 2013 |
A recent ruling by the Constitutional Court in the Dominican Republic to strip away the citizenship of several generations of Dominicans leaves no doubt that the nation has not left its history of abuse and racism behind. According to the decision, Dominicans born after 1929 to parents who are not of Dominican ancestry are to have their citizenship revoked. The ruling affects an estimated 250,000 Dominican people of Haitian descent, including many who have had no personal connection with Haiti for several generations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1985
Veteran character actor Rafael Campos, who got his start in the role of a juvenile delinquent in "Blackboard Jungle," has died at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital, a spokeswoman for the Woodland Hills facility confirmed Wednesday. He was 49. Campos, who died Tuesday, had been at the hospital since last December, when stomach cancer was diagnosed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1995 |
When Quoc Huy Ha explains the karate style he developed, he could be describing his life. " Quyen dao is like a river," the grand master said, using the Vietnamese name for the martial art, rather than the Japanese karate more familiar to Americans. "The river is always running, always moving, even if there is an obstacle," he said through an interpreter.
February 6, 1992 |
Before Tom Lasorda was roasted by the Friars Club the other night at the Beverly Hilton, he was questioned by reporters about a report that this might be his last year as Dodger manager. . . . "Nothing has changed," Lasorda said. "I feel great now. If I feel the same way next year and Peter O'Malley wants me back, I'll be back. If he thinks someone else can do a better job, fine. The decision will be his.". . . .