| Feb 22, 2012
| 6:38 PM
The Red White and Blue Fund, a "super PAC" backing the presidential bid of Republican Rick Santorum, paid more than half a million dollars last month to a newly formed direct mail firm.
The owner of that company?
None other than Nick Ryan, a former...
| Dec 9, 2012
Just as the devil's finest trick is persuading you that he doesn't exist (according to the poet Baudelaire), the best trick of big-money political donors may be persuading Americans that Citizens United doesn't matter.
Citizens United, of course, is the...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 7:53 AM
The last typewriter to be made in the U.K. has rolled off the production line -- and straight into London's Science Museum.
Brother has been making typewriters in the U.K. since 1985, the BBC reports, producing 5.9 million typewriters at its Wrexham...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Never has so much money been spent in an American political campaign with so little effect. Billionaires, both anonymous and named, threw hundreds of millions of dollars into the presidential race and several Senate contests, but failed to elect a...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:04 PM
It turns out this presidential election wasn't so much about race after all, but about something bigger, more fundamental and harder to ignore. And there's a lesson here for shellshocked Republicans, still wondering how things went so wrong:
It's time to...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:00 AM
After what the Obama campaign accomplished with a backroom filled with 20-something math geeks, American presidential politics will never be the same.
For decades, candidates have put their faith in political consultants whose gut instincts, ability to...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 5:24 PM
Karl Rove: Fox News commentator, conservative who caused consternation on election night, major Republican strategist. And fan of metafictional writer Jorge Luis Borges. Yes, really.
The news comes from Rove's own website (via Twitter). Since 2010, Rove...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 31 - Nov. 6 in PDF format Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here This week's TV Movies Early Show Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS......
| Jul 30, 2010
| 4:36 PM
If there were a Great Quotations Hall of Fame, Kinky Friedman would be a shoo-in, with a batting average that has to top .700. Friedman, who I've profiled in a story in Friday's Calendar, comes through the Southland for a......
| Nov 11, 2010
| 4:33 PM
While Conan O'Brien's first two monologues felt a bit stilted -- bogged down with jokes about network politics -- his interviews have been as smooth and funny as ever. The man is comfortable behind a desk, no matter who owns......
| Oct 20, 2010
| 4:34 AM
Full debate transcript courtesy of ABC News....