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earl-merkel's picture
Mar.27.2014
(sigh) I suppose it's a sign of the polarized times in which we live... ...that there's already a firestorm of commentary that notes the Washington Post took 16 paragraphs to identify the political affiliation of the California state senator arrested, along with a "reformed" Tong-gang leader...
tim-fleming's picture
Dec.23.2013
Fifty years ago yesterday, President Harry Truman, the man responsible for creating the CIA, had second thoughts about the agency's usefulness and runaway power. He wrote a letter to the Washington Post (reprinted below), exactly one month after the assassination of JFK, when Washington and the...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Sep.03.2013
            A basement restaurant, its walls, floors, and low benches covered with multi-colored carpets, tapestried cushions scattered across the benches, a small band playing Arabic music, several men dancing in a group, families gathered...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Aug.05.2013
Amazon gazillionaire Jeff Bezos picked up the Washington Post for a mere $250 million, quite small change in tech-land. Tech giants buy little start-ups for more than that. How the mighty have fallen. As a Post alum, I hate to see the institution so terribly devalued.     ...
collin-kelley's picture
Jan.24.2013
Poetry has been declared dead – or on life support – for years. I did a search of my blog and found a dozen entries back to 2005 where I've written about some pundit burying poetry before its time. Alexandra Petri is the latest undertaker in a Washington Post op-ed in the wake of Richard...
bernice-l-mcfadden's picture
Dec.02.2012
Generally, the end of the year is a nail-biting time for authors. During November and December, magazines, literary publications and major newspapers begin to roll out lists of best/notable books of the year. Of course, as a writer, you pray and hope that your book will be on at least one of those...
james-buchanan's picture
Nov.15.2012
As I was doing my morning coffee and baked good--a thoroughly enjoyable if not totally healthy routine--I also spent the usual amount of time reading through the four or five websites I go to every morning. But then I thought: Do I really need to read all of this crap? I go to the Washington Post (...
manny-pacheco's picture
Jun.25.2012
My wife Laurie and I had an amazing evening at the 54th Annual Los Angeles Press Club Journalism Awards gala at the Biltmore Hotel in the heart of Downtown. Here are some of the photo highlights, including a very special opportunity to meet the legendary Carl Bernstein.   ...
manny-pacheco's picture
May.08.2012
The Los Angeles Press Club is sponsoring a series of special events honoring the work of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. The former Washington Post journalists investigated the cover-up of the Watergate break-in that led to the downfall of the presidency of Richard Nixon, four decades...
lee-konstantinou's picture
Aug.05.2010
My satirical political novel "Pop Apocalypse" presents a future world in which the U.S. goes on an invasion spree around the world. Among other places, I had my fictional U.S. invade Iceland. It seemed like a great gag: Why would the U.S. want to invade a tiny country of 250,000 people...