| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:37 AM
The California Coastal Commission voted Friday to allow Mitt and Ann Romney to move forward with plans to raze their La Jolla beachfront home and replace it with an 11,000-square-foot mansion.
The Romneys, who were at home in La Jolla but did not appear...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:22 PM
A line comprised mostly of women wrapped around the aisles inside the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse last week as Ann Romney signed copies of her new cookbook.
PHOTOS: Ann Romney visits Flintridge Bookstore
The wife of 2012 Republican presidential...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Two presidential campaigns and 40 years of marriage and child-rearing behind her, Ann Romney finds herself in a surprising place: atop the bestseller lists with her own agenda in first position.
Romney's new cookbook, "The Romney Family Table,"...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Last week, just before the California Coastal Commission denied a challenge to Mitt and Ann Romney’s plans to replace their La Jolla beachfront home with a new, 11,000-square-foot mansion, their attorney Matthew A. Peterson had nothing good to say...
| Dec 29, 2012
The most recent war between stay-at-home moms and working moms proves yet again that we seem to be enamored with fighting needless battles and fueling false dichotomies.
Regardless of what Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney say or tweet and the...
| Dec 30, 2012
Ann Romney still does have a storybook life. It's too bad for the rest of us that she doesn't know it because maybe she would encourage her husband not to eliminate the social and health-care safety net.
Our unmet medical needs could...
| Oct 3, 2012
We imagine there are folks who watch the presidential debates to carefully consider the candidates' stands on free trade and job creation and health care reform.
We watch them to carefully consider how the candidates use language. If a John McCain-...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:26 AM
In "The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls," the much-buzzed-about debut novel by Anton DiSclafani, a teenage girl named Thea Atwell is sent from her home on an orange plantation in central Florida in the Great Depression to the camp of the title (once...
| Oct 22, 2012
In 2007, I was finishing a book about my husband's race for the U.S. Senate in Ohio when my editor called with some changes.
In the book, I had rattled off quite a list of all the wrongs, perceived and otherwise, visited on us during the campaign. Unfair...
| Sep 9, 2012
"Vagina: A New Biography" by Naomi Wolf (Ecco / 400 pages / $27.99 )
"The End of Men — and the Rise of Women" by Hanna Rosin (Riverhead / 320 pages / $27.95)
In June, Republican state representatives in Michigan silenced Democratic colleague...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 10:16 AM
The presidential campaign has placed a spotlight on the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “The Book of Mormon” musical is pushing the religion to the forefront of pop culture. And with Ann Romney’s recent appearance on...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The "Rachael Ray" cameras went along with Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, as she showed off her bulk-buying skills at Costco....