| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- The unclarified mystery about the struggle in Syria is what it is all about. Did it begin in repercussion to the Arab uprisings elsewhere? Or is there a sinister external explanation?
Who began it? The story commonly offered is that children...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 12:56 PM
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...
| Jan 17, 2012
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...
| Jan 25, 2012
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...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 11:42 AM
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney easily defeated Rick Perry and the rest of the field to win the National Journal Hotline/National Association of Home Builders Straw Poll of GOP activists attending a weekend conference in Michigan.
| Oct 16, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Something interesting is happening in the Republican Party, and it's not the unexpected rise of Herman Cain and his 9-9-9 plan. The really significant development is the resilience Mitt Romney is showing as a top-tier candidate.
Ironically, Romney, the...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 12:52 PM
If the recent CNN/Western Republican Presidential Debate in Las Vegas was any indication, the coming months on the campaign trail are likely to be nasty between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.
After a shouting match between the two at the debate, Romney --...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 12:19 PM
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...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 1:22 PM
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 email@example.com or...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 6:20 PM
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...