| 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 6, 2014
| 11:56 AM
The ragin' Cajun is back.
A year after his abrupt departure from CNN, Democratic strategist and cable-news fixture James Carville has landed a new gig as a contributor at Fox News, the network announed Thursday.
“James’ successful and...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:01 PM
For Girl Scouts leaders, responding to criticism during the annual cookie sale ritual seems to have become as routine as helping the youngsters sell the sweets.
The latest charge comes from an old foe of the Girl Scouts, Pro-Life Waco, a Texas...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:53 AM
For decades, the big mystery of the California tax system has been the state's failure to exploit fully its greatest natural resource, oil. Of the 22 major oil-producing states, California is the only one that doesn't charge a "severance" tax — that...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:37 PM
The culture wars are back, and this time, the battle alarms sound like duck calls.
The most recent episode of A&E’s blockbuster show, “Duck Dynasty,” is a Christmas-themed show called “O Little Town of West Monroe.” ...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Sarah Palin, you have got to be joking.
Showing pure contempt for the ideals that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. embraced, and on the day we have chosen as a nation to celebrate his life, the former Alaska governor chose to make a spectacle of...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:51 PM
NBC has been saving its midseason shows until after the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, but Olympics viewers will get sneak peeks of two of the new shows during the Olympics.
"About a Boy," based on the Nick Hornby novel, will air its first episode on...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Being a pirate is filthy business.
That's what Starz wants viewers to take away from its new pirate series, "Black Sails." Set during the Golden Age of piracy in a remote Bahamas outpost, the show is told as a vicious prequel to the classic Robert Louis...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A&E's "Duck Dynasty" is not just the most popular reality show on cable TV. It's a rallying point for middle America, proof that down-home folks from the backcountry can make good and become mega-stars.
And now it's become the latest battleground in...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 7:08 AM
I got the gist of the "Duck Dynasty" thing after my first and only viewing: bunch of rural jackasses who somehow struck it rich get brought into our living rooms to be laughed at by the rest of us aristocrats.
Well, all right. When the archetype...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 1:58 PM
In his recent article advocating for an oil severance tax, The Times' Michael Hiltzik makes a bold statement, calling Californians dumb for not imposing a severance tax on California oil companies.
He sides with hedge fund billionaire and...