| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:13 PM
A massacre this month at an Iranian exile camp in Iraq that killed 52 people under international protection was an act of premeditated slaughter and should be thoroughly investigated by the United Nations, two former foreign ministers told the world...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:44 PM
Two legal scholars battled over marriage equality during a debate at Orange Coast College on Thursday.
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, argued as a proponent of marriage equality. His opponent, John Eastman, former Chapman...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When a relentless pounding shook her family's apartment door in Algiers, Karima Bennoune recalls grabbing a paring knife from the kitchen and hiding. "My father looked at me and rolled his eyes," she writes in the introduction to "Your Fatwa Does Not...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:30 PM
When "CBS This Morning" did a segment on the Warner Bros.-Weinstein Co. title tug-of-war over "The Butler" on Tuesday, what most viewers probably came away with was here was an upcoming summer release that has Oprah Winfrey in the cast and has something...
| Jul 10, 2013
A new poll suggests that Americans, including black Americans, tend to think blacks are more racist than whites or Hispanics. I don't think we are. We only sound like it sometimes.
The poll by the conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports finds a larger...
| Jun 19, 2013
There are two great centers of unaccountable power in the American political-economic system today -- places where decisions that significantly affect large numbers of Americans are made in secret and are unchecked either by effective democratic oversight...
| May 1, 2013
The Boston Marathon bombing has brought out the xenophobes.
Often when America suffers some large, inexplicable tragedy, we want to blame "foreigners" and look for ways to fortify ourselves against them. It's more reassuring to believe that an evil lies...
| Jul 11, 2013
The headline on last Sunday's Chicago Tribune was stark and arresting: "A thousand shootings." That's what Chicago experienced in the first six months of 2013. It works out to more than five a day.
So what crime issue got Gov. Pat Quinn worked up last...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:31 AM
The books of the bestselling, award-winning "Ender's Game" science-fiction series, about child soldiers in space, are almost universally beloved. The same cannot be said for their author, Orson Scott Card.
Over the years, Card has spoken and written...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The Supreme Court's decisions to strike down the Defense Of Marriage Act and reject a lawsuit aimed at upholding California's Proposition 8 have caused jubilation among gay-rights supporters and anger among opponents of gay marriage.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:34 PM
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An 1,100-pound statue honoring hundreds of thousands of women taken as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army decades ago is traveling by boat from South Korea and is just days away from arriving in...