| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When my father, "Fiddler on the Roof" playwright Joseph Stein, died in October 2010 at 98, my eulogy began with an anecdote from a few years earlier, when he'd fallen ill en route to from New York to Connecticut.
"How do you feel?" asked an EMS guy....
| Jul 29, 2014
Please pay very close attention to this column, because the Obama administration will probably attempt to distract you as you're reading.
That distraction could come in the form of lawless government overreach or an outbreak of international violence....
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Two Democratic attorneys battling for an open state Senate seat in coastal Los Angeles County have been successful at tapping cash from supporters, they reported Thursday.
Ben Allen has a fund-raising lead over Sandra Fluke as the two compete in the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:58 PM
In June, Hillary Clinton released a new book that served as the unofficial kickoff to a presidential campaign set to hit the homestretch in the summer of 2016. But for the moment she’s enduring what Politico called "the summer of the anti-Clinton...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:31 AM
A great paradox of Obama’s America is that racism has been so thoroughly condemned that it only rarely receives public attention. To some extent, the election of a black president relaxed what remained of our national focus on race matters, it...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The Florida Medical Association’s opposition to the medical marijuana amendment on November’s ballot came as a surprise. You’d think doctors would be in favor of a relatively harmless method of alleviating pain and stimulating appetite...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:20 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif. As the summer wears on and the polls still show him far behind California Gov. Jerry Brown, Neel Kashkari is running the most energetic and high-profile campaign for governor that money can't buy.
In 2010, billionaire Republican...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Here we go again. Same stuff, different day. Deja vu all over again.
A monthly New York newspaper, The WestView News, uses an objectionable headline ("The N----r In The White House") on a piece in its July edition, which argues that much of the shrill...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:00 AM
It's not our business to tell voters they got it wrong. But the Republican voters in County Council District 5 - or at least almost one-third of the GOP voters who bothered to go to the polls on primary Election Day - have definitely gotten their party...
| Jun 19, 2014
When I learned that U.S. military commandos had apprehended one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attack on our diplomatic compound in Benghazi, my first thought was: What are you up to, Obama?
Clearly I wasn't alone in that thinking. News...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:25 PM
When the usual EOPO (Enemies Of President Obama) moan, groan and gnash their teeth, I just roll my eyes and dismiss them. But when current and former members of the military speak out about whether, or not, Bowe Bergdahl is a deserter, it’s time...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Democrats Ben Allen and Sandra Fluke will face off in the November general election as the top two-vote getters among eight candidates in Tuesday’s primary election for the 26th District state Senate seat in Los Angeles County.
The seat is open...