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John F. Kennedy

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  • Carnett: Selfie is nothing new, but the self-absorption is

    I took my first — and I'm pretty sure last — "selfie" in the summer of 1964. Perhaps you're aware of this fresh utterance for a 21st century phenomenon. Oxford Dictionary recently tabbed "selfie" its 2013 word of the year. The term...
  • Check It Out: The Road to World War 1

    Otto Von Bismarck, the 19th century Prussian statesman, is reputed to have said that the next great European war would probably result from "some damn foolish thing in the Balkans." His off-hand remark was shown to be prescient during the summer of 1914....
  • City Lights: A list for why this recovering list addict is going list-less (from now on)

    City Lights: A list for why this recovering list addict is going list-less (from now on)
    Now that Christmas is over, I have a new seasonal tune stuck in my head. Maybe it wasn't intended as a holiday song, but it's one I often find myself humming around the end of December and start of January: "Nothing Was Delivered," an obscure Bob Dylan...
  • A Word, Please: Would JFK and Stalin have agreed on Oxford comma?

    There's a cartoon about commas going around on the Internet. The first panel reads: "With the Oxford comma: We invited the strippers, JFK, and Stalin." The illustration shows four people: two men, one bearing a resemblance to John F. Kennedy and the...
  • It's a Gray Area: Muslims are the latest targets of discrimination

    In so many ways, one of the biggest civil rights issues of our day is the way we treat Muslims in our country. Yes, 9/11 was an act of war against the United States, and yes, it was carried out by radical Muslims. But it is our obligation to realize...
  • Commentary: Recalling events, public personal, of 50 years ago

    Fifty years ago, Sept. 12, 1963, was a Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. Young people were listening to "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels. J.D. Salinger's "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour, An Introduction," had recently been published....
  • Carnett: We were changed by events of Nov. 22, 1963

    It was one of the most shocking and appalling historical events of my lifetime. In some regards it became the defining moment for my generation. I speak of the assassination of the president of the United States 50 years ago this week. A demented...
  • Remembering JFK 50 years later

    It was Nov. 22, 1963. Americans sat glued to their televisions and radios as broadcasters announced that President John F. Kennedy had been fatally shot in Dallas. Kennedy's murder sent shockwaves through the country, with some historians going so far...
  • Essay: 'Does My Generation Have a Role in America's Future'

    It is hot; obscenely hot. Suddenly, Bruce Springsteen’s voice blasts through the crackling heat, singing “Born in the USA.” It wakes the teenage boy. The first thing he sees when he opens his eyes is a picture of his little sister. For a...
  • Comments & Curiosities: Imagine the aging process

    Ronald Reagan is coming to Newport Beach. Well, his statue is anyway. The idea is the brainchild of Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry, a long-time Reagan admirer, and not just from afar. Curry was a member of the Reagan administration in the 1980s,...
  • Lobdell: Will it be a 'only in Newport' statue?

    Lobdell: Will it be a 'only in Newport' statue?
    Editor's note: This corrects the color in "Metalphor." Councilman Keith Curry seems a bit bewildered by the controversy generated by his efforts to get a privately funded bronze statue of President Ronald Reagan placed in Newport Beach's new Civic...
  • Newport developer Donald Koll dies

    Well-known Newport Beach resident, developer and philanthropist Donald Koll has died. Koll, a stroke survivor, suffered a heart attack over the weekend and died Tuesday, according to the Orange County Register. He was 78. Koll founded The Koll Co. in...