| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert M. Solow has leveled a blast at a recent attempt by Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw to explain rising income inequality and the primacy of the 1% in the U.S. as the result of "just deserts" going to the talented...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Wait, the House isn’t going to fix the nation’s broken immigration system this year after all? Darn, and I had that square in my political Super Bowl betting sheet. Oh well, pass the chips and salsa, I guess.
In what will probably come as...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:28 PM
This might be the very definition of a long shot: Democrat and former "American Idol" contestant Clay Aiken, whose biggest political action to date has been a fight for gay marriage, jumps into the race against a Republican congresswoman in a strongly...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Jay Leno steps down from his role as host of "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, a position he has held almost continuously since 1992. He has more than 4,600 shows under his belt -- that's a lot of monologue jokes. Bill Clinton was one of the biggest...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Henry A. Waxman’s surprise announcement that he’s leaving Congress means that four longtime California lawmakers are retiring from the House of Representatives. Two are Democrats, two Republicans. Combined, they served more than 100 years in...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Mitt Romney, once the presidential nominee Republicans hoped would unseat President Obama, is now nothing more than a Netflix Original, the star of the recent political redemption documentary “Mitt.”
Following Romney from his first family...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:30 AM
More than two centuries ago, our Founding Fathers declared that all humans are born with the same inherent potential. Ever since, having the phrase "created equal" in our Declaration of Independence has been one the coolest things about being an American....
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Like almost all of the State of the Union speeches before it, Tuesday’s was visually dominated by men: The television screen filled most of the time with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in dark suits and medium-blue ties; next to Biden,...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Greg Whiteley's random access memories documentary, "Mitt," available on Netflix and being shown at a Pasadena theater, is a viewing experience both familiar and strange.
As a private glimpse inside the swirl that began with the former Massachusetts...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:58 AM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Trey Radel plans to resign, two months after the Florida Republican pleaded guilty to drug possession, prompting a congressional investigation and primary challenges in his district.
Radel, 37, planned to inform House Speaker...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:32 PM
In election cycles past, losing presidential candidates have been content to fade into the background, avoiding interviews and sidestepping questions about pressing political matters.
But that has not been the case with 2012 Republican nominee Mitt...