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  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 18, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Russia with a flying finish to the snowboard cross final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Pierre Vaultier of France took the gold medal....
  • Henry Waxman, the 'tougher than a boiled owl' congressman

    Henry Waxman, the 'tougher than a boiled owl' congressman
    Most members of the House of Representatives have a "wall of fame" in their office — meant-to-impress photographs of the often obscure incumbent with presidents, senators and hometown sports heroes. Henry Waxman's wall has bills, dozens of them...
  • Roderick Wright was wrong

    Roderick Wright was wrong
    I wasn't in the courtroom, but the verdict last week in the felony trial of state Sen. Roderick Wright makes sense to me. It took the jury less than three days to find Wright guilty of lying about where he lived during his run for state Senate in 2008,...
  • Democrats' blanket rejection of flextime is shortsighted

    Democrats' blanket rejection of flextime is shortsighted
    SACRAMENTO—News flash for Democratic state lawmakers: Not all Republican ideas are kooky. Some make sense. A few GOP bills might even help struggling workers — the very people Democrats are supposed to be fighting for in the state Capitol....
  • Another complaint about Capital One bafflegab

    Another complaint about Capital One bafflegab
    Maybe Capital One should take a course in remedial English. The credit card issuer seems to be having a tough time communicating relatively simple ideas. Betty Rome, for example, would be thousands of dollars wealthier now had Cap One expressed itself...
  • Photo essay | Afghan refugee children in Pakistan

     
    Photo essay | Afghan refugee children in Pakistan...
  • Red vs. blue: The battle lines of 2014

    Red vs. blue: The battle lines of 2014
    The conventional wisdom is that this fall's congressional election will be all about Obamacare. Republicans, it's argued, will try to expand their majority in the House and take the Senate with a campaign focused mostly on the failings of President Obama'...
  • Horror cinema: A valentine to genre favorites from two admirers

     
    At this time of year the cinematic conversation usually is centered on Oscar front-runners, or the best titles that screened […]...
  • Race to succeed Henry Waxman gains candidate, momentum

    Race to succeed Henry Waxman gains candidate, momentum
    The list of would-be successors to longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) continued to grow on Monday. Attorney Barbara Mulvaney, a fomer senior trial attorney for the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and on the staff of the State...
  • Unions need to give the public a break

    Unions need to give the public a break
    Even in deep blue California, where Democrats dominate, organized labor is losing public popularity. That's a general statement, based on nonpartisan polling. Specifically, public employee unions are tarnishing all labor, according to the pollster....
  • New Year's resolutions for Sacramento politicos

    New Year's resolutions for Sacramento politicos
    SACRAMENTO — From my skimpy research on New Year's resolutions, I've learned that 40% of us make them, and about 90% end in failure. A dismal record of weak will. Yet, New Year's resolutions should be encouraged because they're vital to self-...