| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — This has been absurd. There should be an easier way to yank a shamed, politically impotent sexual predator from a mayor's office.
There is, of course.
Bob Filner could have — should have — resigned as San Diego mayor...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:51 PM
As her fans wait for Hillary Clinton to decide whether she will run for president in 2016, the organization known as Ready for Hillary is expanding its team — adding two members from Southern California to help build a network of supporters that...
| Aug 20, 2013
When it comes to Egypt, the U.S. has little leverage and therefore no real options. That's according to the prevailing wisdom, at least.
Yet this analysis — endlessly reiterated in mainstream commentary — is misleading. The absence of...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Justin Bieber has gone from wee pop star to wee-wee punk, getting caught on video urinating into an unsuspecting janitor's mop bucket.
In the video (see it here, via TMZ) shot earlier this year in New York City, the Biebs and his pals are...
| Aug 26, 2013
Many pundits on the left, and even a growing number on the right, are ready to declare Hillary Rodham Clinton the next president of the United States.
Columnist Kathleen Parker recently spoke on a national cable program of Clinton "saving the world."...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The intense competition of a presidential campaign almost always generates innovation, from the first television ads for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 to Bill Clinton's rapid-response war room in 1992 to George W. Bush's get-out-the-vote drive in 2004....
| Jul 3, 2013
He cut his teeth in the Clinton White House and on California issues: the campaign to save Ahmanson Ranch, the fight for an oil extraction tax and funding for stem cell research. He raised money to elect Barack Obama. And then came Proposition 8. Chad...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Decked out in a blue blazer and stylish white hat, he bounded onto the ballroom stage at the Beverly Hilton as if he could barely contain himself, beaming at the audience of TV journalists from around the country.
After being almost off the showbiz grid...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Pro football is back, and Thursday night's kickoff game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens scored a big victory for NBC.
According to early numbers from Nielsen, the game drew a rating of 10 in prime time among advertiser-desired 18-...
| Jun 27, 2013
Marc Rich, the trader known as the "King of Commodities" whose controversial 2001 pardon by President Clinton just hours before he left office unleashed a political firestorm of criticism, died Wednesday. He was 78.
The billionaire trader in oil, metals...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:38 PM
SACRAMENTO — You don't need to be a Nobel economist to understand that dollars today aren't anything close to their worth four decades ago.
Gasoline, real estate, medical care—they've all skyrocketed in cost.
Everything's gone up, that is,...