| Oct 13, 2009
| 4:34 AM
How Washington works: Anonymous White House adviser belittles the Democrats' leftwing, perhaps intentionally....
| Jan 18, 2009
Winding down his first news conference as president-elect, Barack Obama indulged a question about the puppy he'd promised his daughters, Sasha and Malia. He noted there were "two criteria that have to be reconciled." On the one hand, there was a need...
| Oct 7, 2008
Today's topic: How are the changed demographics of the electorate making this presidential race different from past ones? Has either Barack Obama or John McCain capitalized effectively on the new demographics? And have they shifted the race away from...
| Nov 7, 2008
Previously, Schnur and Cain discussed the GOP’s future, the political and historical implications of Barack Obama's victory, voter enthusiasm about the election and the factors that shifted the race in the Democrats' favor.
A vote on Iraq became...
| May 7, 2008
Taxes as a tool to fix economy
Re "Gov.'s staff exploring new taxes," May 2
The only proven solution to California's budget deficit is a sustained economic recovery. A sales tax on services would impede that recovery.
Increasing the price of services...
| May 11, 2008
The James Brown Reader
50 Years of Writing About the Godfather of Soul
Edited by Nelson George and Alan Leeds
Plume: 318 pp., $17 paper
WHAT would the late James Brown make of Barack Obama? Most definitely, Brown would say he was down with the message...
| May 29, 2008
| 7:05 PM
John McCain's image takes a drubbing in the world of Web video, particularly in comparison to his likely opponent for president, Barack Obama. Nearly 51,000 people subscribe to Obama's channel on YouTube, the most popular video sharing site, compared to...
| Mar 18, 2008
| 3:33 PM
These are the prepared remarks that the Illinois senator delivered today at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
"We the people, in order to form a more perfect union."
Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the...
| Mar 20, 2008
| 2:09 PM
A low-level political staffer for the John McCain presidential campaign has been suspended indefinitely for sending out an electronic link to a YouTube video connecting Sen. Barack Obama to the comments of his pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
| Mar 21, 2008
CAREER disasters (which usually involve some embarrassing bootlegged video or gossip magazine exposé) are commonplace in Tinseltown. If you're lucky, you can redeem yourself by being honest -- and then dazzling audiences with an unexpected Oscar-worthy...
| Aug 9, 2009
for America 2008
The Story of
an Extraordinary Election
Dan Balz and
Viking: 432 pp., $29.95
For the record, Hillary Clinton's chief strategist for the 2008 Democratic primaries, Mark Penn, remarked in a March 2007 memo...