| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:31 PM
There is an evil force at work in our country, and it is threatening our democracy. It is evident in PACs that allow billionaires, such as the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson, to anonymously spend hundreds of millions per year to try to influence...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 3:48 PM
This week's award for America's most overblown story comes to us out of Seminole County, where parents say a school worker tried to stop their 5-year-old from praying before she ate lunch.
In response, the parents did what all good parents would do...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:23 AM
GLASTONBURY — The same fevered imagination brought the world a blue gingham inflatable ice-holding tray for outdoor picnics, obnoxious magnetic bumper stickers and an oversized ceramic mug shaped like a toilet.
"Our toilet mug, I think, it defines...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Finally, someone has come up with a way to settle the debate over climate change: Put the people on the wrong side of the argument in cages.
A writer for the website Gawker recently penned a self-described "rant" on the pressing need to arrest, charge...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 10:34 PM
The highway weaves through the western reaches of Palm Beach County. Its path cutting through suburban sprawl, fading farms, the Everglades' edge and wind-swept sugar cane fields.
It's U.S. 441, the longest road in Palm Beach County. Stretching from...
| Mar 23, 2014
Re "Pulling a story out of thin air," Opinion, March 20
Meghan Daum's column on media coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 raised one point, and somewhat surprisingly so: At the beginning of her column, she noted Rush Limbaugh's complaint about...
| Mar 21, 2014
Rush Limbaugh is right on this one. The reporting on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared March 8, has turned into a spectacle — not the good kind.
It's all "such a show," Limbaugh told his listeners Monday. "We've got anchors and...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:31 PM
Geoff Edwards, a Los Angeles radio personality and TV game show host who for years flew weekly to Sacramento to emcee the California Lottery's "Big Spin," died Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica.
He was 83.
His death was caused by...
| Mar 9, 2014
Laszlo Bock, the head of human resources at Google, made quite a splash with his announcement last year that the technology firm has changed the way it hires people. Gone are the brainteaser-style interview questions that so many candidates abhorred....
| Mar 5, 2014
It's not difficult to persuade hard-core conservatives to turn against their own ideas, as soon as President Barack Obama agrees with them.
You can see and hear that in the chilly shrug that some folks on the political right are giving to the president'...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, in a political pinch back home after admitting to crack cocaine use, paid an unexpected visit to Los Angeles City Hall on Monday, wandering the marble hallways in search of Mayor Eric Garcetti or anyone willing to sit down with ...