| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Adina Jones has spent years immersed in logistics such as financial tracking, transportation organization, nutritional direction and healthcare supervision.
In other words, Jones is a mom.
And until shortly before her 14-year marriage ended last year,...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:06 PM
Critics of safety-net programs such as Social Security and Medicare are fond of saying that the private sector would do a much better job of protecting people thanks to the magic of the marketplace.
Mike and Judy Holtzman of Laguna Woods are now...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Strong consumer interest in Obamacare coverage ahead of Monday's enrollment deadline was leading to long waits and website trouble for some Californians.
The Covered California exchange said sign-ups have been building throughout the week with about 80,...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Let's acknowledge at the top that Abby Huntsman, one of the four anchors of MSNBC's youth-oriented news show "The Cycle," has taken on an ambitious task for herself: She's been trying to discuss U.S. fiscal policy, which is chock full of complicated...
| Mar 27, 2014
Maybe it was too good to be true. A rare bipartisan healthcare reform proposal backed by leaders of three major House and Senate committees is foundering because Republicans and Democrats can't agree on how to pay for it. The irony is that the measure,...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Most candidates talk about what they would do if elected and many of those seeking a coveted office need to ask for campaign money.
Matt Miller, a Democrat and one of 21 candidates vying to replace Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), has killed two...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:13 AM
So Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins professional football team, visited 26 Native American reservations over four months and discovered a reality that just about everyone else in the country already knew. Native Americans on reservations are...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:34 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Proponents of a measure to raise the cap on some medical malpractice damages submitted signatures Monday afternoon to qualify for the November ballot, paving the way for a costly initiative fight.
The measure would change a 1975 California...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Via Jonathan Cohn and Kevin Drum, it transpires that the House GOP majority is crafting a new healthcare "reform" program to substitute for the Affordable Care Act. It should surprise no one that the new plan incorporates two provisions that have been...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:11 PM
"Tort reform"--read that as "shutting the courthouse door to malpractice victims"--again is rearing its ugly head as a means to reduce healthcare costs, most recently as a plank in the recent GOP healthcare proposals.
So it's refreshing to see the...
| Mar 15, 2014
Here's a response to Rick Perry for his latest attempt to woo California businesses to Texas that the Lone Star State governor might understand: Bring it on.
Perry, whose state just poached L.A.-based Occidental Petroleum Corp., plans another swing...