| Sep 27, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva Mark this as the week in which one of the potential players for 2012 set out to brand herself: Sarah Palin, the "common-sense conservative.'' Three years from now -- think about that phrase a moment -- we'll......
| Oct 8, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva and updated again at 2:30 pm EDT Jeb Bush knows how to fill a house. "Our goal is to arm you with ideas,'' Bush told his audience at the opening of a two-day conference packing the main......
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:39 PM
This is just an assumption here, but I'm guessing that even those Republican members of Congress who forced the government to shut down believe in the importance of exporting American goods overseas. No congressional district is completely cut off from...
| May 30, 2013
We're No. 6! That's according to new data from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development , which on Tuesday released results of a survey measuring quality of life in 36 industrialized nations.
For the last three years, the Paris-based...
| May 29, 2013
In 2004, with President George W. Bush dead set against stem cell research, California just went ahead and did it. Voters made stem cell research a state constitutional right, and endorsed $3 billion in bond sales for 10 years to cement the deal. CIRM,...
| Oct 23, 2012
I'm writing this before Monday night's presidential debate, on the assumption that neither candidate changed the dynamic of the race too dramatically.
But what if one did? What if Barack Obama announced in a fit of pique that "America doesn't deserve a...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:20 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — While Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys and Laura Robson offered tantalizing glimpses into tennis' future, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams reinforced their current dominance.
Top-ranked Djokovic and Williams glided into the...
| Jun 16, 2010
"Shame about syrah, really," I was thinking the other day while washing down a cheeseburger with a glass of 2003 Ojai Thompson Vineyard Syrah from California's Santa Barbara County. The wine was big, meaty even. Yet, it was balanced, in proportion,...
| Jul 21, 2010
Since its launch in 2001, the Yellow Tail line of wines has hopped smartly to the front of the affordable wine pack. The brand's colorful wallaby-festooned label has spawned so many animal-themed wannabe's that a name for a whole new wine genre was...
| Apr 10, 2012
— I traveled to Greece to see the land of my fathers, to see its beauty and its economic crisis firsthand.
But as I arrived, others were leaving.
Especially Greece's young people, suffering from unemployment that hovers around 50 percent.
| Aug 3, 2011
| 12:42 AM
When son Steve saw me reading “The Book of Totally Useless Information,” he told me not to bother. “There’s already way too much useless information out there,” he said. Nevertheless, I am going to share some explanations for...