| Dec 15, 2008
Call it the gospel of hard times. With all this bad economic news, we're starting to hear a chorus of voices preaching the cultural benefits of financial crises.
Surely it has reached your ears: A recession could force us to spend more time with our...
| Jan 20, 2008
Remember this? "There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper....
| Mar 3, 2009
Here we go again. Rush Limbaugh is public enemy No. 1.
Liberal bloggers and media chin-strokers are aghast at Limbaugh's statement that he hopes Barack Obama fails.
Well, given what Obama wants to do, I hope he fails too. Of course I want the...
| Apr 12, 2009
Last month, a flock of Californians streamed through Washington's halls of power seeking federal money for the state's slumping economy, gridlocked transportation system and troubled schools. To their delight, they found a Democratic administration with a...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:10 PM
It seemed at first like a welcome break from political overload. There's nothing like a juicy sex scandal to relieve election fatigue.
But this one, it turns out, brims with suggestions of military misconduct and questions of national security that have...
| 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 17, 2008
The chattering classes on the post-racial right say Barack Obama's win is one more nail in the coffin of affirmative action. It proves blacks are equal, they say, and therefore they don't need "special considerations" anymore. Abigail Thernstrom wrote...
| Aug 21, 2007
'The government and the corporate media," declares a prominent activist website, have created a "propaganda machine whose goal is to continue the expansion of a [fascist] state and to control every aspect of our lives and fortunes."
Sounds like any one...
| Dec 20, 2008
Despite common assumptions that President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet nominees are told of their selection via personal phone calls, The Times has learned that the famously tech-friendly Obama is actually notifying his picks by "friending" them on the...
| Aug 14, 2013
It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as...
| Nov 11, 2008
| 12:29 PM
The Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere was fired up at its conference in downtown Los Angeles last month.
"Reject the Hate in '08" was their rally cry at the UCLA Downtown Labor Center near MacArthur Park.
"White privilege," one speaker said, "is...