| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Dr. Donald C. Chambers, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who delivered thousands of babies and was a national educational examiner in his field, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Nov. 26 at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 78 and...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Chinese government's influence over American universities is broad and deep, ranging from such subtle pressures as the denial of visas for vocal American scholars to more overt efforts, including opening Chinese cultural institutes on U.S. college...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
I ran into an old acquaintance recently outside a coffee shop with his two adorable young children. Both he and his wife work part-time, freelance schedules, leaving the whole family of four free to wander downtown Manhattan on a beautiful Friday. Their...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Human Rights Watch: "Pakistan's government has chosen to indulge in vengeful bloodlust."
— A commando led me through the Pakistan school auditorium where terrorists recently had interrupted students' lessons with an indiscriminate barrage of...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Most men aspire to be egalitarian. They really do.
It's just that life — by which I mean employers, social pressures and tax policy — gets in the way.
Harvard Business School recently released some heavily dissected survey data on the...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Rick Sittig is the founder and creative director of Secret Weapon Marketing, a Santa Monica advertising firm. He's best known as the brains behind Jack, the wisecracking, round-headed fictional leader of Jack in the Box restaurants.
| Dec 7, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Penn State opened the season on a rugby field in Dublin and will close it on a baseball field in the Bronx.
"How cool is this?" coach James Franklin said Sunday night. "Our guys get to spend a week in Ireland and a week in New York City in the same year....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 9:43 PM
Nathaniel Branden, writer Ayn Rand's former devotee, lover and intellectual heir, who, after a bitter schism, moved to Los Angeles and became a bestselling author on self-esteem, has died. He was 84.
Branden, a psychotherapist, died Wednesday at his...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:57 PM
In 1971, two years after leaving the White House, Lyndon Johnson dedicated his sleek, windowless eight-story presidential library at the University of Texas. But in the pages of The Washington Post, editorial cartoonist Herblock depicted Johnson as an...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Before President Obama does anything else in the lame-duck Congress or the new one in January, he needs forthrightly to seek an update or new authorization for the new war he's fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Although he has said...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
To be "a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit." That's not something we normally associate with the business world, but that's the purpose of a group called The B Team, a nonprofit founded in 2012 by Richard Branson and Jochen...