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  • Why Democrats are playing the race card

    Why Democrats are playing the race card
    After years of mostly hedging any suggestion that racism has anything to do with President Barack Obama's ferocious opposition, there's a new racial etiquette in town. Top Democrats are slipping off the kid gloves. "To a significant extent, the...
  • Loaded language: The gun metaphors that pervade our everyday slang

    Loaded language: The gun metaphors that pervade our everyday slang
    Sometimes it's the offhand remark that's the most telling. Indeed, the way we Americans casually, often unthinkingly, incorporate gun metaphors into our everyday slang says a lot about how deeply embedded guns are in our culture and our politics, and...
  • Perfect day to celebrate America's spirit

     Perfect day to celebrate America's spirit
    Today, finally, comes the time to celebrate. In particular, we'll celebrate the American spirit. Over the past week, there have been countless tributes to those who died or were injured in the tragic Boston Marathon bombing of a year ago. There have...
  • Minimum wage at the forefront, with eye on elections

    WASHINGTON A wave of efforts to raise the minimum wage at the state and local level will run through November, when voters in eight states could consider ballot measures to raise hourly rates higher than the current $7.25 federal rate. This is the second...
  • Edward Snowden, Pulitzer Prizes: Sunday topics

    Edward Snowden, Pulitzer Prizes: Sunday topics
    UPDATED: Edward Snowden and the Pulitzer Prizes will be topics Sunday on the morning programs. Glenn Greenwald is giving his first interview since winning the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for The Guardian's coverage of Snowden's National Security...
  • Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Ten Commandments'

    Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Ten Commandments'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 20 - 26, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany stars as Sarah...
  • Lying on LinkedIn could cost you a job

    Lying on LinkedIn could cost you a job
    I'd like to add an acronym to the Urban Dictionary. And at 51, I hope not being a teenage girl will not disqualify me from inventing a new abbreviation. The acronym is LIL (in caps, so as not to be confused with "lil," a salutation for a rapper). LIL...
  • Obama, Biden tout job training in Pennsylvania

    OAKDALE, Pa. President Barack Obama joined Vice President Joe Biden in highlighting a refocused federal job-training initiative during a visit this afternoon to North Fayette Township. "We're here because CCAC is an outstanding model of the kind of job-...
  • Obama, Biden visit Pennsylvania to promote job-training plan

    OAKDALE, Pa. — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took a trip to a Pennsylvania community college on Wednesday to promote a plan to train workers for skills they need for hard-to-fill jobs. For security reasons, Obama and Biden...
  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor: My best days are the ones normal people take for granted

    It is a weekend for working around the house. My fiancee, Erin, and I have the baby's room to paint and some IKEA furniture to assemble. I roll out of bed early — 10:30 — and get into my wheelchair. Erin is already making coffee in the...
  • If Walgreen Co. moves its HQ to Europe, blame Washington's tax failure

    If Walgreen Co. moves its HQ to Europe, blame Washington's tax failure
    The Walgreen Co. drugstore chain got its start nearly a century ago in downstate Dixon, Ill., before moving its corporate headquarters to Chicago and eventually to north suburban Deerfield. Next stop? Could be Bern, Switzerland. A group of...
  • Stephanie Hnatiw: A plan to make equal pay for women a reality

    As the month of March has concluded and we say yet another goodbye to Women's History Month, we welcome Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day is Tuesday. This date symbolizes how far into 2013 women had to work to earn what men earned in 2012. Equal Pay Day always...