| Jan 19, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Rick Perry's withdrawal from the presidential race and his endorsement of Newt Gingrich give a boost to a campaign that has been gaining momentum in the days before the South Carolina primary. Much of the analysis of this latest turn of events focuses...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 5:00 AM
It has been two years since the Supreme Court issued its decision in the case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, and we are only now just beginning to see how its overturning of a century of campaign finance law is distorting the electoral...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Jay Hancock's column "Missing the point about Romney" (Jan. 22) should be required reading in every economics class, and of course for every voter.
The issue is not that Mitt Romney is rich or even that he paid low tax rates on his riches. The real issue...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:08 PM
What a difference a primary makes.
New polling data shows a remarkable erosion of support for Mitt Romney in just a matter of days, both among Republican voters he's appealing to now and the all-important independents he'd need in a general election....
| Jan 25, 2012
As Newt Gingrich lashes out at "liberal elites," Mitt Romney is casting the 2012 campaign as "free enterprise on trial" -- and Mr. Romney defines free enterprise as achieving success through "risk-taking." U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donahue,...
| Jan 27, 2012
Two major political events shared center stage this week -- the traditional presidential State of the Union address and what could be a showdown in Florida in the fight for the Republican presidential nomination. The contrast between the tones of the...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 2:38 PM
President Obama added nearly 100 fundraising heavy-hitters -- among them Hollywood stars and financial titans -- to his reelection effort in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a list released by his campaign today.
In all, the campaign...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Donald Trump plans to announce his support for GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney on Thursday, a source close to the Romney campaign confirms.
The real estate mogul and outsized media personality is set to make an official announcement of his endorsement...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Years ago, a friend told me a story from her days living in South America. The movie "Wayne's World" had come out, and she went to see it. She spoke English, but it was interesting to read the Spanish subtitles.
For instance, early in the film, Wayne...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 5:28 PM
Under the tutelage of her journalism teacher, Alice Engh spent two years laboring over the Crescenta Valley High School student newspaper, assigning stories and hitting deadlines.
“She taught me to be not just a good editor and a good writer,...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Paging Mr. Fezziwig.
One might get the notion that Charles Dickens' good-hearted fictional employer was back in business after the announcement this week by a private equity firm, Cerberus Capital Management, that it intends to sell Freedom Group Inc.,...