| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out how to come back as a house cat in my next life.
The Skinny: I now am one of those people who no longer has a home phone. It feels a little weird even though I never used it and didn't even know the number. Will...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:25 PM
WASHINGTON — When screenwriter Mark Boal went seeking Pentagon and CIA help on last year's hit movie "Zero Dark Thirty," he wooed glamour-starved official Washington with the classic Hollywood pitch: Let's do lunch.
Boal promised "a real L.A....
| May 31, 2013
| 8:57 PM
What do Leon Panetta, Marc Morial and Corinthian Colleges have in common? Good question.
Panetta and Morial are among our most distinguished public servants. Panetta earlier this year concluded a stint as secretary of Defense, one of a string of high-...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:52 AM
On the 10th anniversary of the start of U.S.-led operations in Iraq, a bipartisan group of legislators in Washington submitted a resolution calling for the Medal of Honor to be awarded to Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta of San Diego, killed......
| Mar 6, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) is renewing his efforts to have the Medal of Honor awarded to a Marine from San Diego killed in combat in Iraq. In 2008, then-Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates ruled the actions of Sgt. Rafael Peralta......
| Feb 20, 2013
Last August, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and then-CIA Director David H. Petraeus proposed that the United States change its policy and send weapons and other aid to the rebels fighting the Syrian government. Defense Secretary Leon E....
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is lifting the ban on women serving in ground combat units, a landmark decision that will open up some 230,000 military jobs to women. But this is hardly new territory for the ladies of the big screen, where females...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's announcement that the Pentagon was ending the ban on women serving in combat met with praise in some quarters. Retired Navy Rear Adm. Veronica “Ronne” Froman said she was overjoyed and pleasantly surprised...
| Jan 13, 2013
Here's a prediction I don't think I'll have to apologize for at the end of the year: Some time in the coming months, probably this spring, there will be another crisis over Iran's nuclear program.
It's become an annual event on the diplomatic calendar:...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Daytime at the Roxy nightclub on Sunset Boulevard is like being on a Disneyland ride when the lights go on and the carefully constructed illusion is exposed. It's the slightly surreal setting for James Gandolfini to talk about his recent collaboration...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 10:23 AM
In rejecting a recommendation that Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the evidence in the case falls short of the standards for the nation's highest medal for combat bravery.......