| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Three world leaders -- a white conservative, a black liberal and an unpretentious woman governing the happiest country on Earth -- mirthfully huddled together for a photo capturing a momentous event.
Nelson Mandela would have been pleased.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:23 PM
The willingness of potential Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley to publicly impugn Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Dan Esty's character and integrity, based on unsubstantiated gossip, is deeply offensive.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:35 PM
Top 40 station KIIS-FM (102.7), which has been the dominant radio station in Los Angeles and Orange County for most of the previous three years, reclaimed sole possession of first place last month for the first time since April, according to figures...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:06 AM
I've been away on assignment this week, but am truly appalled at the ongoing partial government shutdown.
The Tea Party Republicans that have engineered this should be ashamed of themselves.
Imagine if Democrats pulled the same stunt after winning...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:06 PM
I was happy to discover this week that under the federal Affordable Care Act, I qualify for dependable medical coverage under Medicaid. What I hadn't bargained for when I signed up Tuesday was my becoming the center of a national conservative media...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Re. "Commentary: Blog toes the official line (Sept. 26)": Local blogger Geoff West recently referred to a Daily Pilot article about local blogs with copious self-congratulation. (He uses the word "I" 16 or 17 times before the page jump.)
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:10 PM
In 1865, American slavery ended with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.
Since that time, these things have happened:
•In 1871, fire destroyed the city of Chicago.
•In 1896, the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I am amazed that some people are so myopic that they can't bring themselves to listen to the financial experts on matters such as the prospect of a U.S. default on its debts ("A deal, three weeks too late," Oct. 17).
It is no secret that a default would...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Reading “Green Eggs and Ham” to the children at bedtime is perfectly acceptable way to end the day in most American households.
Choosing to do it from the floor of the U.S. Senate, then using the story as a metaphor for why you oppose...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It was appalling to see columnist Dan Rodricks criticize Dr. Ben Carson for flirting with Republican politics ("Ben Carson's biblically based conservatism," March 31).
I wish Mr. Rodricks wouldn't always look at the world through the prism of liberalism...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:54 AM
Can you be for female empowerment in the workplace, believe there is an unjust double standard for women in every aspect of life from assertiveness to sexuality, observe Equal Pay Day and generally be just feminist as f*** while still thinking Sheryl...