| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Back at the dawn of time, one of my jobs was as a feature writer for the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Oklahoma City was a back-bench state capital whose citizens were nonetheless proud of their town. When the wind blew from one direction, you smelled the...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:16 PM
A former civilian employee at Ft. Carson near Colorado Springs, Colo., is headed to trial over allegations that he threatened to turn the Army base into "Ft. Columbine" and "Ft. Hood Part 2" in a massacre.
Douglas Kunz, who has pleaded not guilty and...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Eric H. Holder Jr.'s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:01 PM
The Baby Boom, that largest of American generations, is a bundle of contradictions. Its signal characteristics are self-absorption and short attention spans, but also tolerance, nonviolence, a tendency toward political engagement (for better or worse)...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Those looking for a classic instance of the little guy being screwed by big government need look no further than "Dinosaur 13." Todd Douglas Miller's engrossing documentary moves from the triumphant discovery of what remains the world's largest, most...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Oh, my Lord, where to begin?
You already know what this column is about. You know even though we are barely three sentences in. You knew before you saw the headline.
There are days in the opinion business when one story makes itself inevitable and...
| Mar 30, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin is accused of harassing foreign business executives by using speeding tickets as an excuse to kick them out of the country. Half a world away, Chicago's new speed cameras are churning out tickets. And Deerfield police...
| Feb 18, 2014
Re "Campaign seeks faster route to death chamber," Feb. 13
On a number of issues California has been a forward-thinking leader. That is why it is most disturbing that three governors who are clearly out of touch with the direction this state is...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:28 PM
The details out of Las Vegas are chilling: Two extremists declaring a revolution gun down two police officers in cold blood, kill a third person at a nearby Wal-Mart, then kill themselves in an apparent suicide pact during a gun battle with other police...
| May 21, 2014
| 1:50 PM
For more than 50 executions, Missouri relied on Dr. Alan Doerhoff to assist. Doerhoff, 70, said he became involved in the 1970s when the warden at the prison that handled executions retained him because they had been childhood friends.
| Feb 2, 2014
It was a horrendous attack. Two bombs left in backpacks near the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon exploded on April 15, killing three people and injuring an astounding 264 others — many of whom, including children, lost limbs and suffered...