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John F. Kennedy

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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mesa Musings: A nation's loss, and a lousy holiday

    We were dazed. We could not wrap our heads around the situation. It seemed there was nothing to be thankful for. Thanksgiving at our Costa Mesa home 47 years ago seemed an afterthought. Six days earlier, our brilliant young president, John F. Kennedy,...
  • 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...
  • Donating with loans

    Donating with loans
    NEWPORT BEACH — What if buying a new home meant that you were doing something good for more than just your family? A new home loan program called Loans4Love, a division of the American Financial Network, announced last week that it will donate 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,...