| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:49 PM
Leave it to Alabama senior quarterback AJ McCarron to put everything in perspective.
"Football is just a game," he said after Saturday's last-play loss to Auburn. "It's not life."
Leave it to senior Auburn administrator Jay Jacobs to boil the...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 11:00 PM
As balmy late afternoon quickly turned to chilly darkness, the coronation of USC's new football coach devolved from a crisp exclamation to a harsh declaration.
"Coach O!" had become "Coach Whoa."
In the biggest game of his interim tenure Saturday...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The opportunity to be reborn is a rare gift indeed, granted to few beyond the mythical phoenix and some adherents of the Baptist faith. Them — and the Affordable Care Act, which this week will undergo what its supporters hope will be a second launch...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Florida with the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Launch Complex in Cape Canaveral. This is SpaceX's first commercial launch from its central Florida launch pad and the first commercial flight from...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:10 PM
SACRAMENTO — Judging from the emails, many readers think that eliminating special elections to fill vacant legislative seats and simply allowing the governor to choose replacements would be dangerously un-American.
"Oh, sure," has been the...
| Nov 27, 2013
If economic sanctions were key to forcing Iran to accept limits on its nuclear program, wouldn't more sanctions have an even greater effect?
Critics of last week's interim nuclear deal with Tehran certainly think so.
It didn't take long for them to...
| Nov 26, 2013
"I'm not a particularly ideological person," President Obama told an audience of donors in Seattle over the weekend. He added (in Reuters' words) that "pragmatism was necessary to advance the values that were important to him."
This is an old refrain of...
| Nov 24, 2013
Remember Edward Snowden? For a while, the National Security Agency's renegade contractor seemed like the most influential man in American intelligence, even though he's been hiding out in Moscow. Snowden's disclosures touched off a wave of enthusiasm in...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:02 AM
So now we know what happened to the Governor. “The Walking Dead” continued its season four focus on character-driven episodes […]...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:11 PM
He might have become a doctor like his father, but a grad school (Harvard) summer job researching health policy changed all that. Now as the head of the Kaiser Family Foundation, Drew Altman deals not with lab numbers for a few patients but with...
| Nov 20, 2013
When it comes to his healthcare law, President Obama faces a political version of what insurance folks call "adverse selection": All the bad news is sticking to him and most of the good news is sticking to someone else.
Adverse selection, as we've...