| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Political fights among politicians are not new. Today, the rivalries are ridiculed in political cartoons and on TV sitcoms. In the past, political differences were shown in Staffordshire figures, slogans and drawings. The rivalry in Britain in the last...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"All we've been hearing the last three years is if you like your policy you can keep it. ... I'm infuriated because I was lied to," one woman told the Los Angeles Times, as part of a story on how some middle-class Californians have been stunned to learn...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
In Geneva, Switzerland, The United States and other major powers appeared close to a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for lifting some economic sanctions against the terrorist-sponsoring state. Negotiations, however, fell apart at...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
They're two men from nations once at war, faraway realms with starkly foreign languages, cultures and such opposing weather as frozen wind and tropical heat.
But these days, Don Sammons and Nguyen Dinh Pham prefer to concentrate on what they have in...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Fourteen-year-old Andy Caraker was questioned just once about his age when he signed up to be a Marine in 1941.
"How old are you, boy?" a drill instructor barked at the whiskerless kid.
"I know damn well you're not!" the drill...
| Sep 15, 2013
Everyone elected president comes into office modeling himself on some predecessor: Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan. But those who win re-election eventually end up wondering whether they should have emulated James K. Polk instead. Why?...
| Oct 26, 2013
Re "Poof goes the middle class," Opinion, Oct. 23
Thanks to Doyle McManus for his timely review of Tyler Cowen's book, "Average Is Over." The trends crippling the middle class that Cowen writes about have been in the making since the 1970s. It took...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the public uproar over the government shutdown, Democratic hopes for recapturing control of the House of Representatives next year have risen sharply. The party need to pick up 17 seats, and the main question is whether the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:13 AM
After iconic TV curmudgeon Lou Grant, Ed Asner’s most familiar roles lately have come in portrayals of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Santa Claus. The “good will to men” spirit of each is under siege, Asner believes, and it...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:19 PM
This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details.
Maybe you’ve heard about the beloved local ice cream company that’s been forced to close its doors because of Obamacare?
Earlier this week, Newt Gingrich shared the dreadful...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:30 AM
A new Associated Press-GfK poll reveals some troubling statistics for members of both major political parties, if they can be troubled, given what looks to be their lack of concern for what they are doing to the country.
The poll finds fewer people...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Can you imagine JFK running for president in today's media-saturated world, with CNN, Politico and the Twitter-verse poking into his extramarital trysts?
So much for Camelot.
I thought of those halcyon days -- which, by the way, I'm too young to...