| Oct 12, 2011
I pitched a tent Monday night in a neighborhood of the angry, the disaffected and the disillusioned.
"Are you aware that the sprinklers come on at night?" a fellow camper asked as I drove my tent stakes into the ground.
I wasn't, but hey, a little...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:51 PM
The U.S. economy is improving, yet Congress seems still to be in the grip of the delirium that shrinking the deficit in the near term is still a matter of paramount urgency.
That's what's prevented lawmakers from dealing with their real task, which is...
| May 25, 2013
| 8:50 AM
You may not have discerned this through the fog and mist of recent weeks, but the Internal Revenue Service is pretty durn good at its job.
Some experts would go further. "I think they do an extraordinary job, considering that they're historically...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:28 PM
It's strange how "scandal" gets defined these days in Washington. At the moment, everyone is screaming about the "scandal" of the Internal Revenue Service scrutinizing conservative nonprofits before granting them tax-exempt status.
Here are the...
| 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
Last week, Proposition 30 sailed to victory, and $6-billion worth of nasty budget cuts were avoided.
Guess again, Goldilocks.
K-12 schools and community colleges, in particular, won a temporary reprieve, but they're still wobbly...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 6:38 PM
SACRAMENTO — "Living in parallel universes," is how Senate leader Darrell Steinberg describes it. Gun control and gun rights advocates "talking past each other."
Emanating from different cultures, incapable of agreeing on how to make us all...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 1:22 PM
A self-described tea party Republican lawmaker is testing the fundraising waters for a possible California gubernatorial bid. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) sent supporters an email Thursday asking them to contribute to his exploratory campaign...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown sat down with two Los Angeles Times reporters in his Capitol office for a wide-ranging interview....
| Aug 3, 2012
| 3:04 AM
The battle lines on the issue of gay marriage have been drawn after both backers and critics staged demonstrations this week at Chick-fil-A, whose chief executive publicly expressed opposition to same-sex unions. "Chick-fil-A executives have every right...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 11:43 AM
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Friday launched a TV ad campaign to help Republicans in heated California congressional races. Several of the targeted contests are in Southern California....