| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:05 AM
We've never met the man, so we're willing to stipulate that Sen. Tom Coburn (R- Okla.), a physician who recently announced his early retirement from the Senate, is a sweetheart to have at a dinner party.
That's the bottom line on Coburn offered by...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Is it possible for a major news organization to produce a story about the Social Security disability program without interviewing a single disabled person or disability advocate?
That's the experiment "60 Minutes" conducted Sunday. The result was...
| Jan 9, 2014
A year before California launched an upgrade to a computer system that pays disability claims to injured workers, state employee Michael O'Brien warned his bosses of big trouble ahead.
An application architect, he was in charge of making sure that the...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:53 AM
It would take the pen of Jonathan Swift* to fully describe Congress' willingness to beat up on the least fortunate members of society to protect the richest. The latest example is a plan to pay for a one-year extension of unemployment insurance by cutting...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When the Dodgers open the playoffs in Atlanta on Thursday, center fielder Matt Kemp will be on crutches. If they reach the World Series, he'll be limited to waving a towel in the dugout.
Kemp's injury-plagued season came to an abrupt end Sunday when a...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:17 PM
Question: It has been very tough finding a new apartment in today's rental market. I finally found an apartment that I love, but the property manager said she doesn't think it's a good fit.
When I asked her why, she said she noticed that I use a cane...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:19 PM
All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is close to a contract that could keep him with the Boston Red Sox for his entire career.
A person with knowledge of the talks said Tuesday that Pedroia is in the process of agreeing to a deal adding $100 million...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Hard-nosed Montana fisherman Andy Hill, who recently founded a nonprofit organization to teach disabled people how to make lures and cast lines, suddenly finds himself in a wheelchair -- at least for the time being.
For 21 years, Hill, a social worker,...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Derek Jeter hit a home run on the first pitch he saw to give the New York Yankees a jolt in his return from the disabled list and Alfonso Soriano hit a game-ending single that lifted the club over the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-5, Sunday to avoid a three-game...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:30 PM
When "The Celluloid Closet" debuted in 1996, it became an instant landmark in the fight for gay equality. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's documentary presented a mostly dispiriting history of homosexuals on the big screen and concluded that, given...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 9:33 PM
TORONTO — Matt Kemp soon could be back on the disabled list.
Over the next day or two, the Dodgers' medical staff will determine whether a sprained left ankle will require that Kemp be put on the disabled list for the third time this season. Kemp'...