| May 24, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Egly fundraiser: The May 11 story "Election 2012: Mayor kicks off reelection campaign," incorrectly reported that Rev. Colin Powell attended the event. It should have read Rev. Colin Henderson.
Laguna GOP: The May 18 news brief "Laguna GOP's grand...
| May 27, 2012
Conservatives warned, often with glee, that President Barack Obama's support for same-sex marriage would spark an African-American backlash. But guess what? Polls show black voters dramatically swinging closer to Obama's view.
Black voters, for reasons...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- Predictable as rain, the race card has surfaced just in time to stir up electoral passions, justify outcomes and explain away inconvenient truths.
Just days from Election Day, the zeitgeist belched up one of its least attractive -- and...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:59 PM
After years of planning and months of campaigning, the most expensive presidential race in history comes down to a final five-day whirlwind of speeches and television ads in the eight states still up for grabs.
President Barack Obama and Republican...
| Nov 4, 2012
The obvious drawback to offering predictions about Tuesday's election is that you might be wrong about key races and thus dent whatever reputation you have for political insight.
"I don't know" is always a correct answer. "We'll see. Time will tell. It...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 2:18 PM
When she landed at the Atlanta airport 10 years ago, Layla Nash remembers how an immigration officer stamped her Russian passport and warmly said, "Welcome to the United States."
Now she feels like she has finally arrived.
After becoming a U.S....
| Jun 6, 2012
| 1:12 PM
Colin Powell is on a whirlwind book tour and of the half dozen or so interviews I’ve watched online, every reporter asks if the former Secretary of State is going to endorse Obama again this year. And, if so, when?
Powell always says that he&...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:14 PM
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday discussed his frustration that some people in the intelligence community didn't "speak up" and tell him before his 2003 U.N. speech that the chief 'source' for the U.S. belief that there were weapons...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 8:15 AM
I was wondering how long it would take singer Justin Bieber to get pulled over in his brand-new Fisker Karma. He got the $100,000 car in March, when he turned 18. Giving him a car like that is kind of like putting a loaded gun in his hands, isn't it? Last...
| Mar 23, 2013
Whenever somebody says something like, "Now, I know this isn't PC, but ... ," watch out. It probably means they're about to say something rude.
In the case of Dr. Ben Carson, the world-famous neurosurgeon and director of pediatric neurosurgery at...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 4:45 PM
In so many ways, one of the biggest civil rights issues of our day is the way we treat Muslims in our country.
Yes, 9/11 was an act of war against the United States, and yes, it was carried out by radical Muslims. But it is our obligation to realize...
| Feb 27, 2013
Here's guessing that when the state's top Democrats gather these days, they're superstitiously avoiding mention of the coup attempt brewing in the Illinois GOP.
Goodness knows they don't want to jinx it.
The Illinois Republican State Central Committee...