| Jan 22, 2013
| 8:36 PM
Every time we learn something new about the molestation scandal in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, it becomes more obvious why Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and his minions have fought so tenaciously to keep things under wraps.
Not to protect the privacy...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:10 PM
It seemed at first like a welcome break from political overload. There's nothing like a juicy sex scandal to relieve election fatigue.
But this one, it turns out, brims with suggestions of military misconduct and questions of national security that have...
| Aug 23, 2007
Daniel Pearl's name you know. Chauncey Bailey's, you probably don't. Both men were murdered presumably because of what they did for a living.
Pearl was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. He was slaughtered on video in Pakistan in 2002. Bailey was...
| Aug 17, 2007
The conviction of Jose Padilla by a jury of his peers demonstrates that accused terrorists can be tried in civilian courts offering a panoply of protections for the defendant. But if Tuesday's verdict is a vindication of the rule of law -- and a rebuke to...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 12:00 PM
If you were to spend much time at the Airport Courthouse, a branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court located just south of LAX, you would begin to notice lots of yellow and blue. As in yellow shirts and blue pants, the outfits worn by Los Angeles...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:23 PM
There are two ways to think about how far we've come in protecting against a repeat of the financial meltdown five years ago that plunged the world into recession.
You can conclude that we've pretty much eradicated the risk of another such crisis. That'...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:31 PM
SACRAMENTO — If you get busted using methamphetamine, the D.A. can charge you with a misdemeanor or a felony. His choice. But if you're caught with cocaine or heroin, there's no option. It's a felony.
If there's logic in that, it escapes me. They'...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 8:32 PM
NEW ORLEANS — On a glittery stage in a giant football arena, a smiling Ray Lewis is speaking to dozens of journalists about playing this Super Bowl for a higher power.
"Rings fade, they tarnish, but the relationship I have with Him will never die,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Everybody wants to see the perpetrators of the financial crisis punished, but you have to feel a little sorry for Standard & Poor's, the credit rating firm being sued by the federal government for its role in the disaster.
S&P clearly has its back to...
| Oct 22, 2011
Yep, that was George Regas in that photo — the man in the purple ecclesiastical robe and handcuffs. The rector emeritus of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena chose to get busted this month outside the downtown federal building protesting the...
| Apr 16, 2013
If abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is found guilty of homicide, he will be unique among murderers-for-hire: He set his fees based on weight. "The bigger the baby, the more he charged," a grand jury explained. It recommended he be charged with eight...