| Nov 26, 2013
Re "The post-nuclear Senate," Editorial, Nov. 24
You gloss over the hypocrisy of the president and the Democrats in the Senate who imposed the nuclear option.
These are the same people who, when the Republicans threatened to impose the nuclear...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:52 AM
The Xbox One hits stores on Friday, and the reviews are pouring in. Game critics are weighing the pros and […]...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Step forward, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)! You've won the prize for cynical attacks on Obamacare. In fact, keep the trophy -- you've retired it!
We're talking, of course, about your proposal to repeal the provisions of the Affordable Care Act providing...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:53 PM
WASHINGTON --– Even if his campaign staff may have considered replacing Joe Biden with Hillary Rodham Clinton on the ticket in 2012, President Obama would have “laughed [the idea] out of the room,” a White House spokesman said Friday....
| Nov 3, 2013
Many powerful Californians have left their mark on the state. But I'd argue that the most lasting legacy, for better and for worse, belongs to a controversial man of the cloth born 300 years ago this year: Father Junipero Serra.
The trail of missions he...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:50 AM
There is much to praise in President Obama's nomination of Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair. She's a superbly qualified economist with an excellent eye for emerging trends.
Yellen wasn't alone among Fed governors in predicting the coming...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 5:57 PM
SAN DIEGO — At a busy corner in the Skyline neighborhood, City Councilman and mayoral candidate David Alvarez is looking with annoyance at a gravel-strewn lot surrounded by a wire fence.
Inside the fence is an abandoned gas station and tall weeds....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Going into Sunday's Emmy telecast, all eyes are on "Breaking Bad." It's picked up a slew of acting awards during its five-season run and is this year's odds-on favorite for drama series; as the show moves toward its Sept. 29 finale, its ratings have...
| Dec 4, 2013
Come New Year's Day, in Washington state and Colorado, marijuana will be legit, courtesy of two ballot initiatives. How do you create a legal business out of an illegal one? After 13 years of Prohibition, the country at least had an earlier legal liquor...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Saturn's strange hexagon is coming into better focus.
A six-sided weather pattern is churning over Saturn's north pole, and thanks to new data collected by NASA's Cassini mission, scientists -- and the rest of us -- can now see it with more clarity than...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:03 AM
December can seem the driest month for music. Holiday music gradually, and more often than not artificially, worms its way into just about everything. And soon even that cheap entertainment will be gone. Come the last two weeks of the year and this...