| Feb 19, 2014
Last week jurors rejected Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's argument that the three young out-of-state men arrested prior to the NATO summit in Chicago should be convicted of planning and perpetrating terrorism under an obscure Illinois statute...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:23 PM
WASHINGTON -- Rebutting President Obama's State of the Union address shortly after it was offered Tuesday evening, three prominent Republicans offered a very different appraisal of the current state of the nation’s economy and the changes that...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:28 AM
Has the State of the Union address run its course? Outlived its usefulness?
Or, as Politico's Todd Purdum puts it, using one of my favorite phrases, Has the State of the Union jumped the shark?
"Blame Woodrow Wilson, who broke a century-old...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Glendale native Paul Ignatius, retired Secretary of the Navy, will be honored at this year’s Glendale Educational Foundation event as a distinguished Hoover High alumnus.
Born in 1920, Ignatius grew up on Columbus Avenue in a Spanish-style house...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Written and directed by veteran documentarian Stanley Nelson ("The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords"), "Freedom Summer" expertly combines archival footage and photos with contemporary interviews to recall the pivotal 10-week period in 1964 when...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:53 PM
SACRAMENTO—News flash for Democratic state lawmakers: Not all Republican ideas are kooky.
Some make sense. A few GOP bills might even help struggling workers — the very people Democrats are supposed to be fighting for in the state Capitol....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Aside from reminding everyone that Christmas is the best (or worst) time to garner oodles of free publicity, the "Duck Dynasty" fracas -- with A&E suspending and reinstating "star" Phil Robertson, primarily over comments about gays -- illustrates just how...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Throughout the past year, the local community experienced its share of important, interesting and significant sports stories. Some of the stories enlightened us, some informed us and others just entertained us.
Although many of the stories deserve...
| Dec 29, 2013
This report on the State of Conservatism comes at the end of an annus mirabilis for conservatives. In 2013, they learned that they may have been wasting much time and effort.
Hitherto, they have thought that the most efficient way to evangelize the...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:52 AM
A red-hot rocking musical as well as a heart-felt one. Two ensemble dramas that looked at the way we live with humor and rue. A pair of outstanding shows from the state’s smaller theaters. A Shakespearean horror story and an over-the-top political...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In his State of the Union address on Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a "war on poverty." Today, with roughly the same number of people below the poverty level as in 1964 and with many addicted to government "benefits," robbing them of a...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., doesn't often appear on Sunday morning programs.
But he visited "Face the Nation" and made headlines in an interview with Bob Schieffer. Reid suggested that he might extend a ban on filibusters and simply go...