| Nov 3, 2013
Re "Ethnic studies falter in new era," Oct. 31
It was interesting to note that several campuses in the California State University system are cutting back their ethnic studies departments due to budget and enrollment problems. Asian studies, African...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:50 PM
It could be many years before history will judge the decisions former President George W. Bush made in the White House, the 43rd president told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday night. For now, though, he’ll paint.
In a rare TV appearance,...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:28 AM
No matter what President Obama does to work around Congress' refusal to raise the federal debt limit -- a real possibility given the brain freeze afflicting the House of Representatives these days -- the result will be a legal mess.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Sara Fritz, an award-winning journalist who covered politics on Capitol Hill for more than three decades, including 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, died Wednesday in Washington, D.C. She was 68.
Fritz developed a lung infection after successful hip...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Now that Congress is set to lift the current limit on how much the government can borrow, here are four facts about the national debt that, polls indicate, many people don’t know.
1. The U.S. debt burden is starting to decline. That’s...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:21 AM
If Nancy Reagan ever dropped in on Texas, she would make a foursome: four past and present Republican First Ladies, all married to anti-abortion politicians, and yet who themselves, to varying degrees, support a right to abortion.
Anita Perry, wife of...
| Sep 25, 2013
So, will Hillary Rodham Clinton run for president?
In an interview with New York Magazine published this week, the former secretary of State acknowledged that she's wrestling with the idea but still needs time "to weigh what the factors are" before...
| Sep 15, 2013
However the Syrian crisis turns out, it holds a lesson for American leaders. They have often been ready to confront those who violate international norms, such as Syrian President Bashar Assad, but reluctant to join worldwide agreements that express those...
| Jul 4, 2013
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, about 7 billion hot dogs will be consumed in the United States. On the Fourth of July alone, 150 million will be gobbled by Americans celebrating the birth of the nation. Not that the Founding Fathers polished off...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Somewhere over the rainbow, the Emerald City is emerging as an up-and-coming gay wedding destination. In December, Washington state legalized gay marriage by popular vote, and Seattleites celebrated with a series of group wedding ceremonies, a large-scale...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Broncos quarterback in first AFL season
Frank Tripucka, 85, who quarterbacked the Denver Broncos in their inaugural AFL season and later allowed his No. 18 to be unretired so Peyton Manning could wear it, died Thursday in Woodland Park,...