| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:10 PM
World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Thursday, praising the long-ailing 95-year-old as an inspiration to the abused and downtrodden worldwide.
"We've lost our...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Well, whaddaya know: “NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show.”
That’s the headline; here’s the meat of the tale: “The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Mickey Kaus, the neoliberal (whatever that is) blogger from L.A.'s Westside, writes in the Daily Caller that he has just discovered he had no taxed income last year.
"I am the 47%," he declares, referring to Mitt Romney's celebrated rant about non-tax-...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:28 AM
There are so many to choose from, but these four take the cake. In no particular order:
1. The Vitter amendment. Concocted by David Vitter (R-La.), this majestically cynical measure is based on the common misconception that members of Congress and their...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:59 PM
You know a bill is in trouble in Congress when its opponents come up with increasingly infantile reasons for killing it. That's the coming fate of immigration reform in Washington. To hear House Republicans talk, it's worth killing because (a) passing...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Earlier this year, as House Republicans began considering changes to the nation's immigration laws after their party's defeat in the presidential election, they were given a list of do's and don'ts that updated GOP thinking on the...
| Dec 1, 2013
Don't look now, but auditions for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are already underway in Washington. And the flavor of the moment is — governors.
First came Chris Christie, the pugnacious governor of New Jersey, who won reelection...
| 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...
| Oct 15, 2013
Two different narratives have been at play in Washington lately to explain what caused the government shutdown. In the first, House Republicans are to blame for trying to hold Democrats and the president hostage over a law that was duly passed by...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Sony Corp. will address the state of its embattled movie and television studio in a five-hour meeting for investors Thursday morning at the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot in Culver City. The company is expected to discuss planned budget cuts at the...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:49 AM
WASHINGTON — Voters have seen in the last few years that divided government leads to gridlock, and Republicans should make the case in 2014 and 2016 “to give this party a chance” to run both the White House and Congress, Wisconsin Gov....