| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:43 PM
The days after the mass shooting in Washington last month, and again after shots were fired outside the Capitol last week, I encountered snarled traffic and a prominently placed police car while dropping my kids off at school. A good quarter of those...
| Oct 4, 2013
Michelle Obama wants you to drink more water, at least one more glass a day. Frankly, I think it's great. Sure, the science behind some of her claims is somewhere between iffy and debatable. If you're not dehydrated, drinking more water won't give you...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:55 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to leave Los Angeles for a quick weekend trip to New York City, where he will meet with mayors from around the country.
The occasion is a conference on urban innovations: “City Lab: Urban Solutions for Global Challenges.&...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Leave it to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to use the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards to plug his city as a film destination.
“The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have recognized some of the most talented people in the production...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:32 PM
NEW YORK — The afternoon had been so sweeping in Yankees pride and nostalgia, so grand in ceremony and testimony, so lavish in gifts, so brash in Metallica guitar riffs, it would have been easy in the giddy possibilities of the day to overlook the...
| Sep 20, 2013
How many more innocent people including children — like 3-year-old Deonta Howard — have to be gunned down before our legislators will finally stop listening to the National Rifle Association and instead take the matter of gun violence...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:08 PM
NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg stepped up his call for universal background checks for gun buyers Wednesday in the wake of the deadly Navy Yard rampage in Washington, D.C., releasing a study that he said showed thousands of felons had used federal...
| Sep 18, 2013
I am not a big fan of recall elections. This example of direct democracy is largely an artifact of the progressive era in American politics, when it was assumed that state legislatures were corrupt gaggles of bought-and-paid-for politicians. Allowing...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Maybe we should just give up. That’s what some gun control advocates have been saying. The Navy Yard massacre occurred on the heels of an election where two Colorado politicians were recalled for successfully pushing a gun control law through...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 12:25 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Life in lower Manhattan resembled any ordinary day on Wednesday as workers rushed to their jobs in the muggy heat, but time stood still at the World Trade Center site while families wept for loved ones who perished in the terror...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:42 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- There is a danger in drawing overly broad conclusions from any one election, especially an off-year election. That would apply even more to an election as singular as Colorado's unprecedented recall vote.
Exercising a 100-...