| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:07 PM
A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senateon Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from an expected veto of legislation that several fellow Democrats supported.
The measure fell just short of the 60 votes needed for...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:13 AM
On Sunday, four days into my monthlong vegan diet, I went to dinner with dear friends – 10 people who’d planned for many weeks to share a Chinese seafood feast.
Could I make an exception (a.k.a. cheat)? my son asked. I cannot say that wasn&...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 10:05 AM
Based on the reactions of Alaska Republicans, one might think that President Barack Obama had decided to unilaterally ban guns and snowmobiles from the 49th state instead of merely proposing to upgrade the protected status for certain federally-owned land...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Democrats act like spoiled, entitled children, forcing Republicans to act like their parents, the original "party of no."
Our incompetent Florida Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott should be ashamed of not accepting $51 billion in federal funds and...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:00 PM
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Can’t fix stupid
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:03 PM
Since leaving the Huntington Beach City Council after his election to the state Assembly in November, Matthew Harper has been asking his constituents what state laws they would like him to try to create, modify or remove.
Harper (R-Huntington Beach),...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 2:59 PM
Dump all the arguments against Palm Beach County making extra money off its new trash plant.
The County Commission, acting as the Solid Waste Authority, again has delayed a decision on its own, sensible idea: to import garbage — almost all of it...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:54 AM
Many people still don't buy into global warming, despite mounting scientific evidence that it's for real.
Among the loudest skeptics is Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot, who proclaims the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is “...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recently stated that he "couldn't be angrier" about EPA regulations designed to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants. So why not enact a better policy? When the Republican Party takes control...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 10:45 PM
Congressional Democrats objected on Wednesday to controversial financial and political campaign provisions tucked into a $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill, keeping the risk of a government shutdown alive.
The complaints from House of Representatives...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 7:21 AM
Record high ocean temperatures will make 2014 the hottest year on record, or at least among the very warmest, in evidence of a long-term trend of global warming, the U.N.'s weather agency said on Wednesday.
Including this year, 14 of the 15 most...