| Dec 4, 2014
| 3:58 PM
The New York grand jury that decided not to charge a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man heard testimony from 50 witnesses and considered 60 exhibits including four videos, a state judge said on Thursday.
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:02 AM
The young man and woman waiting in the dark outside the St. Louis county jail were bundled up in scarves and hats to ward off a light freezing rain, but still they were shivering. Every time someone emerged from the jail they would scurry with the...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Johnetta Elzie saw that she was outnumbered. When she tried to answer students’ questions about the protests that followed the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, the men with her interrupted and answered instead. When she tried to tell her...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:00 PM
'Rose Gold' By Walter Mosley. Doubleday, 320 pages, $25.95
Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins novels have always been a perceptive time machine, giving a view of racism in post-WWII Los Angeles and showing how the same issues are part of the fabric of the...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden.
Where are the Occupy Wall Street rabble-rousers and enemies of elitist privilege when you need them? Straining...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 6:30 PM
By Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny
2.5 out of 4 stars
Be warned, this book is not for the politically faint of heart.
"#Newsfail" is the manifesto of Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny, the fiercely and unapologetically liberal...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Beijing is willing to pay a high price to limit democracy in Hong Kong.
In August, Beijing announced that, after years of delay, voters in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China may finally, for the first time,...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Remember this moment? Eric Garcetti (when he was L.A. City Council president) walked out to the lawn in front of City Hall and proclaimed to a sea of tent dwellers: “Stay as long as you need, we’re here to support you.”
It was three...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:51 PM
In television ads and talking points, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his supporters have sought to portray Republican rival Tom Foley as a heartless businessman incapable of relating to the concerns of working people.
Malloy has accused Foley, who made a...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Police moved in early Sunday to surround the remnants of a pro-democracy demonstration as it morphed from a student-led protest into one spearheaded by the Occupy Central movement, which took its name and inspiration from the Occupy movement in the United...