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Bobby Kennedy

Reading Bobby, Arlene and Jane

Sara Davidson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home
Sara Davidson

I found the video on YouTube: Bobby Kennedy speaking to a rally of black people in Indianapolis in 1968, on the night Martin Luther King was shot. Bo...

Friday Talking Points -- Don't Panic!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Can we all just take a deep breath? I'm speaking to many Democratic voters as well as the bulk of the mainstream media here, just to clarify. Because far too many seem to currently be going off the deep end. But from where I sit, this is an overreaction to a very short-term situation.

Obama's Saudi Problem Overshadows His Gulf Arab and Western European Summits (and the Next Administration)

William Bradley | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

Indeed, the Saudis, long touted by some would-be realists as just the sort of implacable autocrats the Middle East needs for long-term stability, have themselves been furiously stirring the pot in recent months and years.

The End Of Hillary Clinton's 2008 Campaign

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary Clinton worked for party unity, but only after a very hard-fought and contentious primary season. I offer these reminders up, because now she finds herself in the opposite role. And it seems like everyone's memory has gone fuzzy when recalling the final two months of the 2008 race.

The Media Are Wringing Their Hands Over Donald Trump: Here's Why They Shouldn't

Dan Kennedy | Posted 12.03.2016 | Entertainment
Dan Kennedy

Trump's rise has been real -- more real than I and most other political observers had expected. But let me offer some perspective. What we are seeing is the acceleration of a trend in the Republican nominating process that began in 2008, when John McCain, was nearly hounded out of the campaign for insufficient wing-nuttery before coming back to win the nomination.

Behold the Beauty of Bhutan

Emily O'Dell | Posted 11.22.2016 | Travel
Emily O'Dell

Two weeks ago, I headed to the Himalayas for the adventure of a lifetime in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Since I was invited to speak at the Royal Palace o...

Great Conversations: Christian Slater

Alex Simon | Posted 07.15.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Christian Slater sat down recently to discuss his career past, present and future.

L.A.'s Human Face of Big Data

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.25.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Whereas. That's how my work day began. With a festive farewell breakfast and City of Los Angeles proclamation in the Mayor's Press Room for outgoing D...

Denver Post Closes Western Slope Bureau

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.19.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Another in a string of highly regarded journalists to leave The Denver Post in the last few years, Nancy Lofholm walked away from the newspaper Feb. 6, after The Post closed its Western Slope bureau, which Lofholm directed.

States' Rights: The Truth

Richard Brodsky | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Intellectually, there's a case to be made for the rights of state government in the face of federal power. States pre-existed the federal government. States organized and fought a revolution to break free of a strong central government. Washington is, after all, the creation of a contract among sovereign states.

An Exhibit of Latino Illustrations

J. Michael Welton | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Jennifer Dasal is on a mission. The associate curator of contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art is dedicated to bringing Latino graphic art and illustrations out into the mainstream. "There's a lack of diversity and so few Latino illustrators and art in books," she says. "It's still a homogenous field -- but still, Latino people are creating characters as works of art."

Cesar Chavez Shines the Spotlight on a Man Virtually Ignored by History

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.28.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Cesar Chavez is a film that spotlights the role of farm worker protectionist and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. He was a man who joined the fight...

William Devane Respects the Text

Alex Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Few actors ruled the big and small screen with such vigor during the 1970s as William Devane. Using his classically handsome Irish features to embody parts best described as "Ivy League menace," Devane hasn't stopped working since making his film debut in 1967.

Dow Hits Record High: It's Time for Slow Money, Experts Say

Woody Tasch | Posted 05.19.2013 | Small Business
Woody Tasch

There is an economic truth -- or, as E.F. Schumacher used to say, a "meta-economic" truth -- that is bigger and deeper and, oh, so much more durable than any truth that will ever be discerned from the most expert reading of the Dow Jones tea leaves.

George McGovern 1922-2012

Alex Simon | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Alex Simon

In 2005, I had the good fortune to interview former Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern for Venice Magazine. McGovern was thoughtful, direct, and kind-hearted; a gentleman and a gentle man.

Deja Vu All Over Again*

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Getting -- and counting -- every single legitimate vote cast that day is the surest path to rekindling the spirit not only of '68. It's also true to the Spirit of '76. That would be 1776: principles and lessons of the past helping US to guide and create our future.

Missing in Charlotte: Occupy Wall Street Ignored

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

OWS gave voice and form to the human consequences of thirty years of anti-government, pro-corporate policies that concentrated wealth and power in a very small number of Americans. If Obama wins, it will be on the shoulders of OWS.

The Return of the Blues Wanderer: A Conversation With Dion, Plus Anthony Green's Beautiful Things Album Streamer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.11.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


The Day America Died

Jerry Nelson | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Jerry Nelson

Standing on that hillside beside Kennedy's grave and having a remarkable view of Washington D.C. something struck me. I had lived to see the degradation of the American presidency and with it the decline of America.

Not Everyone in the 1% Deserves 'Occupy's' Scorn

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

There's nothing inherently wrong with being rich in America. What's wrong is when you use this wealth to disenfranchise and subjugate those who aren't.

What It's Like to Live Next to Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The Last Mountain shows that people living near these mines pay a high price for America's addiction to fossil fuels.

For Many the Government Is Already Shut Down

Billy Shore | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Billy Shore

Amidst all of the relief that a government shutdown was averted, it was almost forgotten that for millions of Americans, the government has been effectively shut down for so long it is not even news.

Is This A Good Choice To Play Bobby Kennedy?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jeffrey Donovan has big shoes to fill. The "Burn Notice" star has joined the cast of Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," a biopic of longtime FBI director...

Message to Republicans: We're Not Afraid

Edward Headington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

There seems to be an anthem for every political season. Reagan, much to the chagrin of Bruce Springsteen, had "Born in the USA" in '84. Clinton had ...

Sins of Commission: The 40th Anniversary of the Illustrated Presidential Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography

Robert Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Brenner

I used to housesit for this hippie couple when I was a teenager. While they were away, I searched their home for porn. This was the early 1970s; you c...