Robin Abcarian: Perspective

Not classy: 'Anchorman' Ron Burgundy takes over local newscast

Will Ferrell, as "Anchorman's" Ron Burgundy, reads local news on Bismarck, N.D., TV station. Robin Abcarian is not amused.

Are Sikhs turban-wearing TSA targets? App tracks claims of profiling

There is an update to a free app, FlyRights, that allows travelers to file discrimination complaints directly to the TSA.

Government shutdown spurs name-calling; a turn-off or a turn-on?

Democrats and Republicans are paying little political price for invective.

Bob Filner may turn out to be Republicans' best friend

Long starved of power, many San Diego liberals were willing to overlook Filner's reputation. Now it looks like a big mistake.

Did Ted Cruz, the Canadian, get the kind of healthcare he now scorns?

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was born in Canada, which has the kind of national healthcare he now scorns.

Tennessee judge oversteps in ordering name change for Baby Messiah

A Baby Messiah? The parents, not a judge, should determine his name.

Gloria Allred is easy to criticize, but just wait 'til you need her

Gloria Allred is back in the news and -- not that she gives a flying fig ¿ but the haters are out in force.

Detainment of Glenn Greenwald's partner an abuse of U.K. Terrorism Act

The detention of Glenn Greenwald¿s partner, David Miranda, as he traveled through England to Brazil should come as no surprise.

If Zimmerman 'got away with murder,' how 'stand your ground' law helped

If Zimmerman 'got away with murder,' how 'stand your ground' law helped

Anthony Weiner's wife wants to reassure us. Don't trust her.

Anthony Weiner's wife takes his side after another sexting scandal. But her assurances mean nothing.