| 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...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 9:20 PM
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sat for lengthy interviews with the editor of The New Yorker, David Remnick, who wrote a nearly 17,000-word profile of the president in this week's edition. Remnick interviewed Obama for hours in the Oval Office...
| Jan 18, 2014
Dr. King would be angry and ashamed.
Fifty years after then-President Lyndon B. Johnson used his State of the Union speech to urge an "all-out war on human poverty and unemployment," embarassing poverty rates still persist.
Our nation's leaders...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Fifty years ago, when Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty, the poor were different -- "other," as in Michael Harrington's seminal book of 1962, "The Other America."
That's no longer the case.
After the War on Poverty ended, Republicans told working-...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Three days after Lee Harvey Oswald's bullet inconsolably blackened the mood of America, Leonard Bernstein tried to lift the nation's spirits by focusing on a special legacy — one that is getting too little attention in the commentary around Friday's...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:37 PM
WASHINGTON -- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called Wednesday for a “fundamental change” in how the government combats poverty by shifting responsibility for many existing federal assistance programs to states.
In a much-anticipated speech, Rubio,...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:50 PM
In 2014, the state must turn its attention to poverty. In both human and economic terms, it's gotten too expensive.
Nearly 50 years ago, on Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the bold initiative that would become known as the War on...
| Dec 29, 2013
The epic life of Lyndon Baines Johnson can be measured in many ways, but to me, the relevant unit is pages — 3,500 and counting.
This year, a half-century after the wily Texan ascended to the White House in the wake of John F. Kennedy's...
| 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...