| Dec 19, 2012
If you're thinking that last week's tragedy in Newtown, Conn., makes it likely that Congress will soon pass stricter federal gun laws, remember this: People thought the same thing in 2011, after a gunman shot into a Tucson crowd, killing six and...
| Feb 17, 2013
We got a good long look at the second-term edition of Barack Obama last week, and he's sounding more like Bill Clinton every day.
It's not all that surprising. Over the last two years, Obama has turned repeatedly to Clinton for counsel. And Obama was...
| Mar 6, 2013
Here's what is most maddening about the "Perils of Pauline" fiscal crises that President Obama and Congress have led us into during the last year: Both sides have known from the beginning what the final deals would look like, but neither side has been...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Contrary to what it claimed Thursday, the libertarian advocacy group Generation Opportunity hasn't killed a Senate-passed bill to compel most online retailers to collect sales taxes. But the group seems to have done its best to mislead and confuse the...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:03 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is breathing a sigh of relief this week now that Congress has reached a deal on the federal budget. President Obama signed legislation on Wednesday that will prevent most tax increases and delay or cancel spending......
| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:13 PM
California politicians were quick to speak out on Thursday morning's shooting at Taft Union High School that sent two students to area hospitals, one with a gunshot wound....
| Feb 26, 2013
| 11:32 AM
As part of Black History Month, L.A. County honored a group of U.S. Marines who broke down racial barriers....
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:14 AM
President Obama took time out of his schedule Wednesday to help unveil a new statue of civil rights activist Rosa Parks at the Capitol building in Washington. Parks, who died in 2005, is the first black woman to be honored with a life-size likeness in the...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:10 PM
It is no wonder Florida Sen. Marco Rubio needed to grab a bottle of water in the middle of delivering the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address. The speech he was given to recite was like a hunk of stale, dry...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Republicans have become a devious party that believes if you cannot win by following fair rules, there is nothing wrong with rigging the game. To their constitutionally endorsed advantage in the Senate, they have added a manipulated advantage in the House...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The complaints of congressional Republicans that President Obama’s inaugural address sent them no bouquets and love letters show a lot of gall, given the history of the last four years. Obama’s inauguration speech in 2009 was crammed with...