| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Last week: A vote in Congress on military intervention in Syria got delayed because of a possible diplomatic resolution proposed by Russia. I have spent much of the week focused on the crisis in Syria. I had nearly 7,500 constituents on a listening...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 12:42 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey – The political standoff between antigovernment protesters and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan eased Friday, but the last two weeks of unrest revealed national fissures and a belief by many that their leader will get his...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Just as they say that the poor are always with is, so it is with Richard Nixon, arguably the most tormented American president, who comes back to us in the new book "Ike and Dick" (appropriately subtitled "Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage").
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:02 PM
SAN DIEGO -- In a "Dear Bob" letter, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Friday called on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign amid accusations that he sexually harassed women.
While numerous politicians have called on Filner to step down, few have...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:34 AM
CAIRO -- Egyptian Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, resigned Wednesday in protest over a crackdown by security forces that killed scores of supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and tipped the nation into...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:03 PM
The state of California and the Bank of America have a lot in common, says BofA Chief Executive Brian Moynihan.
Both were all but written off by critics as the economy tanked. Both endured painful budget cuts and remain hampered by unemployment and...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Watching the debut this week of Al Jazeera America, I couldn't help but remember reviewing the first week of Erin Burnett's show on CNN in October 2011.
I say this not to rip Burnett again, but because her attitude toward the Occupy Wall Street...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 7:11 PM
At least 100 protesters marched through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to voice their opposition to the Obama administration's consideration of targeted airstrikes in Syria.
"Hands off Syria!" shouted the protesters as they moved from Pershing...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:07 PM
He knocked on doors in Ohio for President Barack Obama's campaign last year and is active in Maryland's Democratic Party, but Dave Kunes nevertheless opposes the president on what has become the central issue of his second term: whether to launch a...
| Sep 5, 2013
Hey kids, what are you going to wear to school today?
A miniskirt? How short? "Sagging" pants: Is that kosher? What about a do-rag? Fishnet tights? Or hoodies, tattoos, sweat pants, frayed jeans, an Afro puff or, if you're a boy, long locks? How about a...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:15 AM
The fall music season will begin with dissent. Petitions have been circulated calling for companies that employ Russian artists, such as the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera, to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin's human rights policies,...