| May 16, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Silly me. I thought American colleges were bastions of free speech, where faculty and students believe in "the marketplace of ideas."
Not at Haverford College, Smith College or Rutgers University.
Each of these institutions of higher learning...
| May 18, 2014
Members of the Class of 2014, I salute you. My warmest wishes on the occasion of your graduation from this fine institution.
And, before I go any further, I would like to express my personal thanks to all of you for not rescinding my invitation. I know...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Google has acquired New Mexico-based drone maker Titan Aerospace, the company said on Monday.
The Mountain View tech giant did not say how much it paid for the start-up, which specializes in building drones capable of staying in sky for years on end....
| May 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Model of inefficiency
If SunRail continues to be as horribly inefficient as it was Tuesday, then let's rename it SunFail now and get it over with.
The train was 90 minutes late Tuesday afternoon when it finally arrived going northbound at the Church...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, recorded a message supporting Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari that was “robo”-dialed Monday to hundreds of thousands of Republicans who had not yet voted on the eve of the...
| Apr 13, 2014
Connie Lindsey learned at an early age that a small gesture of generosity can be life-changing.
"My Girl Scout troop was inside my Lutheran church," says Lindsey, 56, who grew up in the inner city of Milwaukee. "My mother couldn't afford to buy my...
| May 27, 2014
I have never forgotten who gave the commencement address at my graduation; I wonder if, 50 years from now, the kids who ran their prospective speakers out of town on a rail will be able to recall who replaced them? ("College grads: With speakers as in...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Sometimes it's the offhand remark that's the most telling. Indeed, the way we Americans casually, often unthinkingly, incorporate gun metaphors into our everyday slang says a lot about how deeply embedded guns are in our culture and our politics, and...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Shifting into general-election mode, GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Sunday visited an African American church in South Los Angeles, where he emphasized educational inequality as he sought to sway a traditionally Democratic audience....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 11:09 AM
The president of the OpenSSL Foundation said the organization needs more support from companies and governments that use its software so that it can be better equipped to spot and fix flawed pieces of code such as the Heartbleed bug.
| May 6, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand apparently will speak at the school's commencement. Citing a 'miscommunication,' Rutgers President Robert Barchi said the university had always intended for LeGrand to speak, but he wouldn't be the only speaker....
| Jun 1, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term, but the race among GOP candidates seeking to take him on in November has become a dead heat just days before Tuesday's election, according to a new USC...