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  • Washington Navy Yard shootings: Base has long military history

    Washington Navy Yard shootings: Base has long military history
    WASHINGTON -- The Washington Navy Yard, where at least 12 people were killed in a shooting rampage Monday, is the Navy’s oldest land base. Just 3.5 miles from the White House, the Navy Yard is tucked away from the center of Washington along the...
  • Base pass could have allowed gunman access into Navy Yard

    Base pass could have allowed gunman access into Navy Yard
    How could a gunman bring a weapon onto a heavily guarded military base such as the Washington Navy Yard? If the shooter had a valid Navy base pass, bringing one or more guns into the Navy Yard would not be difficult, Navy officials said. At the Navy...
  • Federal debt still a problem, but so is poverty

    Federal debt still a problem, but so is poverty
    Two reports came out Tuesday that, just by happenstance, help illustrate why nothing gets done in Washington. One was the Congressional Budget Office's updated federal budget projections, which predicted that if Congress leaves current law in place --...
  • Giants' Sergio Romo pitches immigration reform, one pint at a time

    Giants' Sergio Romo pitches immigration reform, one pint at a time
    The San Francisco Giants' Sergio Romo is probably best known for throwing the final pitch that helped the Giants win the 2012 World Series. But the Giants' closer is also earning a reputation for his political activism. At the team’s victory...
  • Biden insults Republicans -- and Neanderthals

    Biden insults Republicans -- and Neanderthals
    The always quotable Vice President Joe Biden took a shot at House Republicans the other day, referring to them as “this Neanderthal crowd” for having resisted speedy reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. His crack certainly...
  • Economy -- and divorce -- on the rebound. It's Obama's fault.

    Economy -- and divorce -- on the rebound. It's Obama's fault.
    First came the movie “Silver Linings Playbook.” Now comes the sort-of sequel: “Silver Linings Divorce.” Just check out this headline from Wednesday’s L.A. Times website: “Divorces Increase as Improving Economy Makes...
  • 'Breaking Bad's' 'Ozymandias' beats 'Miss America' on Twitter

    'Breaking Bad's' 'Ozymandias' beats 'Miss America' on Twitter
    It seems nothing can break "Breaking Bad's" hold on Twitter -- not even a storm of racially charged social media activity over this year's Miss America pageant. Sunday night's episode on AMC, titled "Ozymandias," brought more death and sorrow and drew...
  • 'Stop censoring motherhood': What bodies look like after childbirth

    'Stop censoring motherhood': What bodies look like after childbirth
    Is there anything crueler or more repugnant than calling a pregnant woman fat? There are a number of unpleasant circumstances that come along with being pregnant, and I’m not just talking about morning sickness and “pregnancy brain.”...
  • Iran frees prominent dissidents: What the tea leaves say

    Iran frees prominent dissidents: What the tea leaves say
    There was big news out of Iran on Wednesday: It freed heroic human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer whose crime was defending dissidents. She had been serving a six-year sentence, down from 11 years. But almost everything Iran does is part of a...
  • Common Core: California can't afford to forgo test data [Blowback]

    Common Core: California can't afford to forgo test data  [Blowback]
    In the coming weeks, Gov. Jerry Brown will likely sign AB 484, a measure that would put the state at odds with the Obama administration and risk $1.5 billion in federal funding by effectively suspending data collection on K-12 student achievement for...
  • Ted Cruz ends his speech -- the first of his 2016 presidential bid

    Ted Cruz ends his speech -- the first of his 2016 presidential bid
    As a filibuster against Obamacare, it was a flop. But as the opening salvo in a presidential campaign, Sen. Ted Cruz’s 21-hour (more or less) talkathon Tuesday and Wednesday worked just fine. And that, after all, was the point of Cruz’s...