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  • Sweet Charity ... Sweet 'Home' Reese ... Dueling 'Star Trek' reviews

    "Charity begins at home!" some wise philosopher once said. In this particular case, charity is home! I went to a fundraiser last week for The Neighborhood Coalition where they had a "live auction' and guests began offering up huge sums of money just to...
  • Robert B. Reich: Washington bullies

    As a child I was bullied by bigger boys who threatened to beat me up if I didn't give them what they wanted. But every time I gave in to their demands, their subsequent demands grew larger. First they wanted the change in my pocket. Next it was the...
  • 'Silk Road' owner tried to arrange witness murder, authorities in Maryland say

    'Silk Road' owner tried to arrange witness murder, authorities in Maryland say
    An undercover federal agent in Maryland played a key role in the shutdown Wednesday of what authorities describe as a massive online drug marketplace called the Silk Road, whose owner allegedly began scheming to kill perceived rivals. Authorities say...
  • Silk Road drug kingpin tried to kill witness, authorities in Maryland say

    Silk Road drug kingpin tried to kill witness, authorities in Maryland say
    An undercover federal agent in Maryland played a key role in the shutdown Wednesday of what authorities describe as a massive online drug marketplace, owned by a 29-year-old engineer who authorities say schemed to kill perceived rivals. Authorities...
  • Mexico again missing deadline on vetting police officers

    Mexico again missing deadline on vetting police officers
    MEXICO CITY – Five years and millions of U.S.-supplied dollars later, Mexican authorities are acknowledging they are still a long way from purging and improving local and federal police forces, among the most corrupt institutions in the country....
  • State GOP convention exposes intraparty rifts

    The contours of the 2014 race for governor sharpened Saturday as two Republicans vying to unseat incumbent Jerry Brown staked out positions that exposed rifts within the party as it tries to reverse two decades of decline in California. Assemblyman...
  • 2 years for ex-federal officer who smuggled cigarettes into jail

    2 years for ex-federal officer who smuggled cigarettes into jail
    Tony Henderson would park his older Mercedes-Benz in a public garage near the downtown federal jail where he worked and leave a back window cracked open a few inches. Federal authorities allege it was all part of a sophisticated bribery scheme devised...
  • Boehner confuses extortion with democracy

    House Speaker John Boehner insists all that's needed to reopen the U.S. government and raise the debt ceiling (to prevent default and disaster) is for the majority party to sit down and negotiate with him. Let's be clear: negotiation is a necessary...