| Nov 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I was apprehensive about asking Harry Pregerson the specifics of his war injury, but apparently I didn't need to be.
Pregerson, the longest-serving justice in the history of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, leveled his gaze at me in a room with...
| Oct 18, 2011
Weirdest Friday news dump ever.
Very late in the day on Oct. 14, the Obama administration released a lot of politically problematic information, including the news that the deficit for 2011 hit $1.3 trillion (the second biggest ever, after 2009) and that...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:15 PM
Manny Pacquiao resides at the intersection of life, death, misery and showtime.
He is a professional boxer. His country, the Philippines, is a mess.
He is also a high-ranking government official, one of 289 members of the country's 16th Congress. He...
| Nov 19, 2013
In Britain to promote her film "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey gave an interview to the BBC last week. Not surprisingly, she promoted her movie about race relations in the White House with comments about race relations and the White House.
The BBC's Will...
| Mar 10, 2013
President Obama owes Karl Rove a thank-you note.
During last year's election campaign, Rove and other Republicans showed how federal tax law could be stretched to turn a political committee into a "social welfare" organization. These nonprofit...
| Mar 17, 2013
Ten years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq, a decision that almost everyone now ranks as one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Why "almost"? Former President George W. Bush and his top aides still maintain that the invasion...
| Feb 6, 2013
Al Gore hails from Tennessee, but when he comes to California next week, he'll be coming back to his spiritual home. In 2000, Californians gave him a double-digit lead — 1.3 million votes — over George W. Bush for president. His documentary,...
| Feb 3, 2013
Amid partisan questioning from both sides in former Sen. Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing last week, a major opportunity was lost.
Hagel's fellow Republicans grilled the Defense secretary nominee on past statements about Israel and his opposition to...
| Apr 21, 2013
The chairmen of Congress' primary tax committees, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), have launched a bipartisan effort to reform our messy, inefficient federal tax law. They've agreed to look for ways to lower tax rates on both...
| May 1, 2013
Barack Obama really, really does not want to get tangled up in Syria.
For almost a year, Obama's secretaries of State — first Hillary Rodham Clinton, now John Kerry — have pressed the president for more aid to the insurgents who are fighting...
| Sep 18, 2012
The Obama administration's omnibus answer to why the Middle East (and now the much of the Muslim world) is in near open rebellion against the United States: The video did it.
The follow-up question no one seems to be asking is "What if the...