| Aug 5, 2014
Some 40 years after President Richard Nixon resigned to avoid his likely impeachment by the House of Representatives, Washington is again talking impeachment. Members of Congress are denouncing President Barack Obama's contempt for constitutional law,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Forty years after the Watergate scandal forced President Richard Nixon to resign or face certain impeachment and conviction, Washington's increasing partisanship too often leads to politicians threatening to go there.
The consensus in 1974 was that the...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Look who’s talking. House Speaker John Boehner called talk of President Obama’s impeachment “a scam started by Democrats at the White House.” And here I thought it was a scam started by Sarah Palin.
Sure, Boehner is right that...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Bill Cohen served as an influential three-term U.S. senator, as well as secretary of defense, and is a respected global thinker. He believes his defining political moment was a summer four decades ago.
As a 33-year-old freshman Republican representative...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:11 PM
The Chicago Blackhawks declined to comment about the Washington Redskins’ loss of trademark protection Wednesday, but an expert said there’s little reason to believe the hockey team’s name and Indian head logo could face similar...
| Apr 28, 2014
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. assured his followers. But was he right?
The arc of American history, at least, has a different shape. During the 19th century, a high point for...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:43 PM
BURBANK — When the CIF Southern Section Division II playoff pairings were released Monday morning, the Burroughs High baseball players and coaches cringed at having to travel to Santa Maria to take on Righetti in a wild-card game.
| May 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: What can you tell me about these plates that I found at a thrift shop? Are they worth anything?
A: Indeed they are, and I'm going to invite readers to think this through with me.
Clue I: Seen in images, the reader has several plates with a relief...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:00 AM
President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert.
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
President Obama was doing his favorite thing this week: talking to crowds of adoring young people who already agree with him while acting like he persuaded them about something.
They also seemed to give Obama the impression that he's a really funny guy....
| Jan 24, 2014
On Sept. 1, 1914, Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, died in her cage at the Cincinnati Zoo. Her passing marked the end of a species that once was so ubiquitous that enormous flocks, one estimated at more than 3 billion birds, were said to have...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Sometimes political careers are born of chance.
John Nicolay and John Hay were two young men working in Springfield, Ill., when they became involved with the political life of Abraham Lincoln before his 1860 U.S. presidential campaign. Tireless and...