| Jun 19, 2014
When I learned that U.S. military commandos had apprehended one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attack on our diplomatic compound in Benghazi, my first thought was: What are you up to, Obama?
Clearly I wasn't alone in that thinking. News...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:40 PM
The final tally of Los Angeles County ballots from the June 3 California primary has been completed, apparently resulting in no race outcomes being changed, election officials said Wednesday.
The tally showed that just 17% of eligible voters...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column "A barrage of wedgies" (April 20) requires a bit of comment. I have known Bob Ehrlich. He is good man. His effectiveness as governor was hampered predominantly, in my opinion, by bad advisers. Be that as it may,...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:25 PM
When the usual EOPO (Enemies Of President Obama) moan, groan and gnash their teeth, I just roll my eyes and dismiss them. But when current and former members of the military speak out about whether, or not, Bowe Bergdahl is a deserter, it’s time...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Democrats Ben Allen and Sandra Fluke will face off in the November general election as the top two-vote getters among eight candidates in Tuesday’s primary election for the 26th District state Senate seat in Los Angeles County.
The seat is open...
| May 25, 2014
| 6:26 PM
It is rare for state legislative candidates to get national media attention, but there was West Hollywood attorney Sandra Fluke on MSNBC the other day, talking about the challenges of being a woman running for the California Senate.
It was one of...
| May 28, 2014
"Have you heard of Irish amnesia?" a jolly Irish-American friend once joked. "It's when you forget everything but the grudges."
Indeed, I responded, a lot of us black folks can identify with that: We forget everything but our "40 acres and a mule."...
| May 15, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio commentator who is a kind of a boogeyman to liberals, was honored Wednesday night with a children’s book award.
Limbaugh won the Author of the Year prize in the Children’s Choice Book Awards for his book...
| May 18, 2014
| 2:30 AM
A hypothetical scenario:
Your little boy lies in a hospital bed, stricken by a mysterious, potentially fatal disease. You are frightened and in despair.
But your community rallies around you. Soon, the whole town is talking about your ordeal....
| May 6, 2014
| 5:34 PM
I got turned on to politics when I was 8. It was the 1968 election. The rise and fall of Bobby Kennedy. Then Richard Nixon vs. Hubert Humphrey. I had a puzzle of the United States and each piece was a state. As Walter Cronkite announced the returns, I...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:34 PM
It's like a scene out of a rap video. From driving an exotic car to reportedly spending big bucks at a strip club, pop star Justin Bieber has been living it up after arriving in South Florida on Monday. We combed through social media to get a sense of his...