| Nov 13, 2012
In the final minutes of practice Monday, the Lakers were playing a pickup game. The rich and gifted athletes were running up and down the gym floor like chaotic children on a playground, gunning and fouling and arguing.
They were playing like a team...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:44 PM
SACRAMENTO — It just can't be, what they're saying about state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon — that he took $60,000 in bribes during an FBI sting operation. Nobody these days could be that stupid.
Pocketing the money from essentially a...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:50 PM
No. 4 Ohio State (8-0) at Purdue (1-6)
9 a.m., BTN
Ohio State needs a quality win against a quality opponent to prove it belongs in the same sentence as Alabama, Oregon and Florida State. So what a lousy time for Purdue to show up on the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Republican lawmakers are determined to protect the American people from what they call "socialized medicine" and what the rest of the world calls affordable and accessible healthcare.
What seldom comes up in this discussion, though, is what exactly we'...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Oklahoma and Notre Dame tried their best, but it was remarkable, really, how much Saturday sunlight splashed on the Southeastern Conference.
It followed a week when the SEC unveiled "Book of Manning" with all its drippy-syrup Southern comfort and teary-...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:48 PM
So here's the final score: Time Warner Cable got some but not all of what it wanted. CBS got pretty much everything that it wanted.
And after a month of being denied access to CBS, Showtime and other popular channels, Time Warner subscribers got the...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:25 PM
It's nice that retired NFL players will finally get some compensation for years of head-banging in games and debilitating health in the years after.
Something is always better than nothing, and $765 million is certainly better than nothing.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:43 PM
A lot of people are sick of the money-grubbing spat between Time Warner Cable and CBS, which has resulted in CBS, Showtime and other channels being unavailable to the cable company's subscribers since Aug. 2.
For Alan Ehrlich, this was the last straw....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:55 PM
Suppose, for the purpose of argument, that by the time you read this Time Warner Cable and CBS have settled their schoolyard dispute over transmission fees, and your CBS and Showtime shows are available again on your Time Warner cable box.
| May 3, 2012
We're far enough away from it now that we can probably all agree: It was a mistake for George W. Bushto land on that aircraft carrier in a flight suit to proclaim "Mission Accomplished." And not just because the war in Iraq was far from over at that...
| Jul 19, 2012
I recently attended a lecture by a distinguished man of letters. A poet, novelist, playwright and literary critic, this man also edits journals, directs literary festivals, collaborates on documentary projects, teaches full time at a university and is...