| May 23, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A federal judge ordered that Michigan Rep. John Conyers Jr.'s name be placed on the state's primary election ballot, likely sparing the veteran Democrat the need to mount a write-in campaign.
Just hours earlier, Michigan's secretary of state agreed with...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:20 PM
In "The Case for Reparations," the cover story in the latest issue of the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates lays out a devastating chronicle of the policy choices that have systematically denied African Americans protections of the law and opportunities to...
| May 28, 2014
"Have you heard of Irish amnesia?" a jolly Irish-American friend once joked. "It's when you forget everything but the grudges."
Indeed, I responded, a lot of us black folks can identify with that: We forget everything but our "40 acres and a mule."...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A raft of artists across the musical spectrum including the Beatles, members of the Beach Boys and the estates of Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding are rallying behind a new campaign called Project 72, which aims to require digital radio services to pay...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:45 PM
For most of the past 41 years, Herman Wallace was allowed to leave his 6-by-9-foot Louisiana prison cell for only an hour a day a few times a week. He foresaw no end to the hours and days of his solitary confinement.
Convicted in the fatal 1972 stabbing...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Thank you, 2005 Huntington Beach City Council, for the recreational vehicle parking compromise.
Isn't it encouraging to know that if you simply want to add some square footage to your existing living space all you have to do is roll in a 40-foot home...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Nearly three decades after Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American civil rights leader, was killed when a pipe bomb ripped apart his Santa Ana offices, the slaying remains unsolved.
At the time, the White House condemned the killing as an act of terrorism....
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Twenty-eight years ago, more than 1,000 people gathered at a Catholic church in Orange to mourn Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American civil rights leader who was killed when a pipe bomb ripped apart his Santa Ana offices.
Odeh, who was 41 and the father...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:59 PM
An unusually bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives turned back a proposal Wednesday to stop the federal government from systematically gathering telecommunications metadata -- that is, a record for each phone line of the numbers dialed,...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
WASHINGTON – After furious lobbying by the Obama administration and Republican leaders, the House of Representatives on Wednesday narrowly defeated an amendment that would have curtailed the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S....
| Sep 27, 2010
| 4:35 PM
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer confirmed Sunday that Democrats can be just as cranky as Republicans when being made fun of on their own turf. According to the New York Daily News: Even some Democrats thought Stephen Colbert's Capital Hill routine was...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The quality of television news could deteriorate further under a Comcast-controlled NBC Universal, the Writers Guild of America East warned Wednesday in letters to key Washington officials overseeing the government's review of the proposed merger. "True...