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The Swampby Mark Jacob Perhaps President Barack Obama's sense of humor needs a bailout. During the campaign, he made a quip about "lipstick on a pig," and John McCain's campaign accused him of insulting Sarah Palin. After his election, he was......
Tags: Richard Nixon, Politics, Janet Reno, Oprah Winfrey, Furniture
The Swampby Mark Silva The president and first lady, treading a delicate line between political and home life, go to great lengths to remind people that, after all, they're just people, too. But, with a first lady attempting to play the......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama addressed squarely, and with a measure of humor, tonight the very words that a public university had used this year in refusing to confer an honorary degree upon a president, a graduate of Harvard......
Years ago when I was a student at Northwestern University, a handful of executives at America Online came to my class and explained that you, I and everyone we know would soon find ourselves pleasantly stranded on "information islands." We nodded,...
EVERY TIME YOU'RE handed a dollar bill, that sound you hear is our government saying, "You're not smart enough." It's also saying, "I can't believe you're going to touch that and not wash your hands afterward." Seriously, think about who gets tipped...
At the dedication Thursday of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, President Barack Obama appeared with all four living ex-presidents — George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter. That raised a question: What is the record...
Early after the first of this year, I wrote a column concerning interesting facts about our presidents, and I promised to write more. That column and this one — and possibly some future ones — are based on a book by Cormac O’Brien titled...
Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither. 1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys 2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...
Halloween decorations today include jack-o-lanterns, black cats, spiders, bats, ghosts, vampires, witches and other spooky, scary things. But in past years, many of these creatures were not threatening. In the early days of Rookwood Pottery, an art...
Any day now, Richard Nixon and Herbert Hoover will arrive at David Peterson's doorstep. At his Burbank home they'll join the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Thomas Jefferson — most of the presidents, really, in a collection of figurines...
"Teddy Roosevelt: Mountain King." Don't believe our 26th president could command a legion of dwarfs? Google his photos from his Harvard days. Luke Broadwater, reporter, The Baltimore Sun I would so Netflix "Gettin' Freaky with Bill Clinton and His...
Tags: Bill Clinton, Netflix Inc., Google Inc., Malia Obama
ROB LONG is a contributing editor to Opinion and his weekly commentary, "Martini Shot," airs on KCRW-FM.I LEARNED THREE things after reading the account of the 15-year-old boy who tagged a bus while Los Angeles' mayor was on board. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, along with a busload of other officials, were at the Santee Education Complex in South L.A. to...
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