| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way ...
The most interesting dynamic about the presidential race so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans -- and vice versa.
Since 1940, with the...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:36 PM
John Oliver knows you're probably not that angry about net neutrality, and he'd like to change that.
On Sunday night, Oliver used the bully pulpit of his HBO series "Last Week Tonight" to rail against telecommunications giants like Verizon and...
| Jan 29, 2014
The month that a TV game show called "Wheel of Fortune" made its debut, a 29-year-old Californian named George Miller was taking his new seat in Congress. Both the show and the congressman are still around, but Miller has decided that he's taken his final...
| Feb 2, 2014
Most members of the House of Representatives have a "wall of fame" in their office — meant-to-impress photographs of the often obscure incumbent with presidents, senators and hometown sports heroes.
Henry Waxman's wall has bills, dozens of them...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"THINK PINK! Forget that Dior says black or rust.
"Think Pink. Who cares if The New Look has no bust.
"Now, I wouldn't presume to tell a woman what a woman oughtta think/But tell her if she's gottta think -- think pink!"
Every movie fan worth his...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:53 PM
In 2008, when Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson needed someone to run the controversial bailout of the nation's banks, he turned to a trusted and unflappable aide who had followed him from Goldman Sachs to Washington — Neel Kashkari.
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:11 AM
The best that can be said for the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action in college admissions is that it did not immediately and totally ban the practice. But the decision to send a University of Texas at Austin case back to the appeals court...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:33 PM
President Barack Obama began his second term Monday by calling for an end to the rigid ideologies of modern politics but laying out a broad policy agenda more likely to stoke partisan confrontation than avoid it.
Looking out over hundreds of thousands of...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Gov. Martin O’Malley urged the General Assembly on Wednesday to approve an unabashedly liberal agenda that includes repeal of the state’s death penalty, new curbs on guns and spending for construction projects that create jobs.
| Mar 26, 2013
| 6:26 AM
The eyes of the world (or at least much of the nation) will be on the U.S. Supreme Court the next two days as it hears oral arguments on gay marriage equality, but don't bother looking for any video of the proceedings.
The U.S. Supreme Court still...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Dana Rohrabacher has been around way too long. It troubles me that he keeps getting re-elected to my congressional district. He is a Republican representative who distinguishes himself more by demagoguery than accomplishment.
But you be the judge....