| May 21, 2013
| 8:43 PM
The chief drawback of a law as complex as the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform measure passed in 2010, is that it provides self-interested opponents a multitude of places to stick a wedge in and hammer away.
But you'd be hard-pressed...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Jason Richwine is a type in American politics.
He holds a doctorate from Harvard. He writes studies, appears at conservative conferences in suit and tie, and expounds the same old nonsense about immigrants that we've been hearing since the Know Nothings...
| Dec 10, 2012
The sudden departure of South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint from the U.S. Senate has given new life to the idea that the tea party is in decline. DeMint took a job heading the conservative Heritage Foundation but Democrats and others were quick to...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:09 AM
The Laguna Art Museum dismissed a volunteer film curator last month after finding "financial irregularities" in her work, according to a museum official.
Sharon "Keiko" Beatie, who curated films that were showcased by the Laguna Beach Film Society,...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 3:03 PM
What say everyone go to the Boston Marathon next year, to cheer the runners on, support the city and simply make a statement about what kind of society we want to have?
That is a society that holds great outdoor celebrations that people can attend...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:07 AM
Win or lose for Barack Obama, this election is on track to weirdly settle several highly controversial political issues. Here are some rather bold and not-so-bold predictions about the future:
1. All-white parties are over. The Republicans have managed...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 12:50 PM
Middle-class families continued to suffer in the aftermath of the Great Recession, and the poverty rate fell slightly, according to U.S. Census Bureaudata released Wednesday.
Median household income fell to $50,054 in 2011, down 1.5 percent from a year...
| Sep 13, 2012
I'm a little hazy on the particulars, but as I understand things from the Democratic National Convention, a team of Navy SEALs landed in Detroit to save General Motors, and then autoworkers ran over Osama bin Laden repeatedly with a Chevy Volt.
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza is the darling of right wing think tanks. He worked at the Hoover Institution, the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute. His books and essays feature arguments tailor made for Bill O'Reilly and Fox...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:21 AM
HONG KONG -- Eight months ago, the international community stifled a snigger when North Korea's hyped rocket launch ended with a fizzle.
At the time, Pyongyang surprised just about everyone by actually admitting its failure, a departure from previous...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Jeff Harris, 56, of Newport Beach, brother, dearest friend, leader, ally, musician, uncle to many, cohort, wingman and inspiration left us suddenly, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. His smile, wit, loyalty, laugh, intelligence, instinct, talent, passion,...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Jim DeMint, the Tea Party kingmaker who announced his resignation from the U.S. Senate Thursday to head a Washington-based conservative think tank, left an indelible mark on the world of Pennsylvania politics.
It was DeMint, who during the infancy of...