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  • George and Mitt Romney: Like father, unlike son

    George and Mitt Romney: Like father, unlike son
    In an effort to drum up interest in his presidential bid for the 1968 elections, Michigan's governor, George Romney — Mitt Romney's father — went into the belly of the beast. During the summer of 1967, the elder Romney gave a stump speech in...
  • Book review: 'The Real Romney' adds fuller picture of candidate

    Book review: 'The Real Romney' adds fuller picture of candidate
    Let's face it, Mitt Romney seems more than a little opaque. On the one hand he's über-rich, incredibly smart and nakedly ambitious; on the other he seems somehow robotic, shut-down and so happy to embrace the pragmatic option that the core of his...
  • McManus: Obama's common touch

     McManus: Obama's common touch
    The State of the Union address is a political exercise in the best of times. But when a president is running for reelection and Congress is dominated by his most bitter opponents, there's even less pretense than usual. The State of the Union address that...
  • Two Michigan Romneys: One beloved, one struggling for acceptance

    Two Michigan Romneys: One beloved, one struggling for acceptance
    As Michigan-born Mitt Romney looks to his native state to put his presidential campaign back on track in today's Republican primary, he is relying in part on the fond memories of the folks there for his father, former Gov. George Romney, thrice elected in...
  • Rick Perry rides 'Ponzi' bull

    As I expected, Republican presidential frontrunner Rick Perry couldn’t bring himself in his first  national debate to concede an inch from his tough stance that Social Security is a “Ponzi scheme” and “a monstrous lie.” And...
  • Letters to the editor and op-eds: Los Angeles Times

    Letters to the editor and op-eds: Los Angeles Times
    Below is a sampling of recent letters to the editor and op-eds printed by the Los Angeles Times about local issues or local authors. To have your views printed in the Pasadena Sun, please send an email to Editor Dan Evans at dan.evans@latimes.com or...
  • Fred Karger: A man with a mission

    Fred Karger: A man with a mission
    For decades, a fear of discrimination kept Fred Karger from seeking office and coming out as openly gay. When the Laguna Beach resident, a Republican and partner in a top political consulting firm, publicly came out in 2006 after campaigning against...
  • Jules Witcover: Romney courts confusion

    Jules Witcover: Romney courts confusion
    Poor Mitt Romney. Even when he is handed the football with a clear path to the goal line, he seems almost unable not to fumble it along the way. In his majority opinion ruling the Affordable Care Act consitututional, Supreme Court Justice John G. Roberts...
  • Romney's woes: Blame the candidate, not the campaign

    Romney's woes: Blame the candidate, not the campaign
    After a few shaky weeks, the Romney kibitzers are calling for a big staff shakeup, apparently on the assumption that his footsoldiers have been responsible for the bumps in his campaign trail. Fingered particularly is his longtime Boston aide and...
  • Why Romney's returns are relevant

    Why Romney's returns are relevant
    Mitt Romney, release those tax returns. In crisis management, most experienced campaign consultants will tell you, the best thing to do when the proverbial manure hits the rotating blades, is to come clean: Tell the public everything you know, sit down...
  • Founding Fathers versus 'birthers' -- smackdown!

     
    Now that all this "birther" foolishness is finally settled -- excepting the same pitiable core percentage that also may suspect magic tricks are the work of Satan (see my colleague Mark Barabak’s story about conspiracy thinking) -- I thought I&#...