| Nov 11, 2012
Once upon a time in American politics, there were things called "wedge issues," and they generally terrified Democrats. They were mostly social and cultural issues: abortion, feminism, gay rights, illegal immigration and race. Conservatives wielded them...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Work-life balance: Couples and families declare work-free zones at home — no iPad at the breakfast table, no laptops during prime time in the living room, no BlackBerries in bed. The goal: Stop work from interfering with home life....
| Sep 22, 2012
| 11:43 AM
In a victory for birth control advocates, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Saturday that allows registered nurses to give out hormonal contraceptives to women under a standardized procedure....
| Jan 22, 2013
| 10:13 AM
On the 40th anniversary Tuesday of Roe vs. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion, anti-abortion activists in Orange County held a protest outside a Planned Parenthood office. Six people were scheduled to speak at the protest,...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:18 AM
WASHINGTON — For almost a generation, America's two major political parties have fought for supremacy in a fundamental debate over the size and scope of government. They have battled to a draw.
On such questions as whether Americans should pay...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:17 AM
President Obama overcame a disappointingly slow economic recovery and a massive advertising onslaught to win a second term Tuesday night, forging a coalition of women, minorities and young people that reflects the changing political face of America....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 11:45 AM
You can bet your Hillary Clinton buttons that one of the biggest chunks of the body politic that political pathologists will be putting under the lab microscope is the gender gap: women’s votes.
“Remember the ladies,” Abigail Adams...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 5:00 AM
After watching the verbal contortions Mitt Romney has put himself through in the last week when speaking about Paul Ryan’s budget plan, it has become impossible to take seriously anything he has to say.
The soon-to-be presidential nominee of the...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:01 PM
If the Pasadena Playhouse had decided to adopt a theme song when a dire economy and long-standing debts forced it to cease operations for most of 2010 while it tried to claw its way back to solvency, “Stand by Me,” the 1961 pop-soul classic...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Despite decades if not centuries of bitter experience, business leaders apparently haven't absorbed the lesson that it's best to let your products speak for themselves and keep your big mouth shut.
The latest executive to learn this the hard way is...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 8:27 PM
Congressional negotiators struck a last-minute deal to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, congressional leaders and the White House said late Friday, averting a threatened shutdown.
The House and Senate are expected to approve a seven-...