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British novelist and screenwriter William Boyd doesn't buy the conventional wisdom that a writer should never adapt his own books. His long list of industry credits includes scripts based on his own work (the miniseries "Any Human Heart"), novels by the...
Thomas Pinson, of Petoskey, and his wife, Shirley can still clearly remember Dec. 7, 1941. The day changed their lives, changed America and changed the entire course of world history. Many young people today may not be aware that on that day in 1941,...
Tags: U.S. Navy, Radio, Germany, Europe, Unrest, Conflicts and War
Los Angeles Times Film CriticWhen Ronald Reagan was asked, as he periodically was, whether his experience as an actor had helped him to be an effective president, he'd genially respond that he didn't know how anybody could do the job without having been an actor. He was, Reagan...
In just over seven minutes, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave voice to a nation’s outrage, branding Dec. 7 as a “date which will live in infamy” for Japan’s attack on the Pearl Harbor Naval Base. Within an hour, Congress had...
Matt Patterson's thoughtful op-ed piece in The Baltimore Sun, "America the Dictatorship" (Nov. 27), constitutes a bad case of sour grapes. These questions arise from his column. Is it freedom to fail and never ask for help? Is it freedom to watch a...
Well, that pretty much settles it. My fellow Americans, I have heard and understood the loud and unequivocal message you sent with this year's election: Liberty is for losers. True, we have not been a free people in some time. It's been a long and...
Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory is a good place to start for some perspective on the recent presidential election. Within its gray stone walls, the tumultuous 1912 Democratic National Convention played a major scene in the political drama that...
Tags: Spiro Agnew, Ronald Reagan, Politics, Elections, Feminism
In "Hyde Park on Hudson," the retelling of the visit of the king and queen of England to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in upstate New York in 1939, there's a particularly remarkable scene: Roosevelt's mother — who owned the house where everyone...
Tags: Argo (movie), Tony Kushner, Wes Anderson, Roosevelt, David Chase
The presidency is the world's most demanding job. Consequently, most presidents relied on "retreats" to get away from the capital city. Ronald Reagan, for instance, had his ranch in California, "W" his ranch in Crawford, TX., and Teddy Roosevelt sought...
What a perverse country we live in. We spend $2 billion on an election where people in this country actually think we are better off with a huge percentage of our population not having health care. Mental health issues are swept under the rug and...
Once it was all about "hope and change." Now it's "we hope he changes." Barack Obama was marketed in 2008 as some kind of messianic political god, leaving the enraptured throngs unshaken in their faith that every word from his mouth was pure gold....
FrameworkGov. Franklin D. Roosevelt waves during a campaign speech to a large crowd at the Hollywood Bowl....
Dec 1, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 7, 2012 |Story| Petoskey News
Dec 7, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 6, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 3, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Nov 26, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Nov 19, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Nov 29, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 2, 2012 |Column| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Dec 21, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Sep 7, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Oct 24, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
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