| Aug 29, 2013
So the U.S. launches a military strike. Then what?
As the Obama administration and the U.S. military plot military action against Syria, they should be spending just as much time — and arguably more — considering what happens next. Once...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Southern California Edison wants you to feel (and help pay for) its pain in shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Judging by the letters we've received so far in reaction to Edison's full-page ad in Monday's Times saying as much,...
| Mar 17, 2013
Ten years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq, a decision that almost everyone now ranks as one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Why "almost"? Former President George W. Bush and his top aides still maintain that the invasion...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 3:03 PM
An executive with the company that manufactured faulty equipment that led to the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear plant defended decisions made in the design of the replacement steam generators. The company made choices in designing support structures...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Today is the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, one of the most shameful moments in American political and media history. It’s the 10th anniversary of the day the United States took its eye off the ball, allowing......
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After the cascade of disasters that befell Japan 27 months ago, then-Prime Minister Naoto Kan took the brunt of withering criticism for shoddy nuclear safety standards at the crippled Fukushima reactor complex and the government’s chaotic...
| May 5, 2013
| 10:05 AM
JERUSALEM – With three air strikes on targets in Syria since January, Israel is inserting itself into the Arab Spring’s most intractable conflict, heightening fears that the civil war could spiral into a regional conflagration.
But as some...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The election of Hassan Rowhani as president of Iran is good news for Americans, except for the neoconservative hawks who brought us the war in Iraq and have been especially eager for another military adventure in Iran.
In Iranian terms, Rowhani is a...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:18 AM
A letter sent by a Southern California Edison executive in 2004 shows the company was concerned about the possibility of design flaws in replacement steam generators manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries that could lead to the type of "disastrous"...
| May 30, 2013
| 1:00 PM
What draws viewers to a TV show? Sometimes it's the spark between the actors, or opening a window onto a new or rarely seen world. And sometimes seeing Bryan Cranston in his tighty whiteys is all it takes.
Meet the show runners, the people charged...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:52 AM
BOISE, Idaho — An Uzbekistan national living in Boise said little during his first court appearance Friday on federal charges that he gave support, cash and other resources to help a recognized terrorist group in his home country plan a terrorist...