| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Thursday, July 10:
It wasn't supposed to happen like this. The cream of America's policy and education establishment came together with unprecedented swiftness to unify around the Common...
| Jul 1, 2014
Editor's note: On social media Monday, people from across the political spectrum weighed in on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, which said closely held businesses no longer have to cover contraceptions in their employee health-...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON Democrats and Republicans eagerly seized on Monday's Supreme Court birth control ruling as an important electoral momentum-builder, but it's doubtful the decision will have a big impact on November's congressional races.
People are far more...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"American politics has often been an arena for angry minds." So begins "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," a classic work that the historian Richard Hofstadter wrote in 1964, another time of deep division and mutual suspicion.
In that essay, he...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:51 PM
President Barack Obama's favorability ratings are low, Iraq is collapsing, there's a humanitarian crisis brewing on our border with Mexico and Hillary Clinton is making tone-deaf comments about her personal wealth.
It's an opportune time for the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:32 AM
New or used, the price on the window of that shiny car is seldom what you pay out the door. You should always plan on title and license fees, a destination price (if it's a new car), applicable sales tax......
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Despite frantic warnings from legal experts around the country and from his own attorney general, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday signed a bill killing a local coastal agency's lawsuit against the oil and gas industry.
What unnerves the experts is...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Every two weeks, a swath of Louisiana the size of this city's French Quarter vanishes into the Gulf of Mexico. Since the 1930s, the state has lost nearly 1,900 square miles, a quarter of its coastal land area.
For decades, oil and gas companies cut...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Second Amendment absolutists complain that gun-control advocates are an out-of-touch elite seeking to destroy the way of life of real men who pack heat, pass weapons on to their sons and are a rampart against government tyranny. It's dangerous out there....
| Apr 6, 2014
When Obamacare's first open-enrollment period ended last week, the tally was impressive: 7.1 million Americans signed up for insurance on federal and state exchanges by the March 31 deadline, several million more signed up for Medicaid and a whole lot...
| Feb 11, 2014
Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way....
The most interesting dynamic so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans — and vice versa.
Since 1940, with the arguable exception of Barry...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 2:42 PM
WASHINGTON – As President Obama hosted the nation's governors at the White House twice in 24 hours, he couldn't help but tease some of the more ambitious state leaders about their plans.
Toasting the governors at an annual formal dinner in the...