| Apr 28, 2014
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. assured his followers. But was he right?
The arc of American history, at least, has a different shape. During the 19th century, a high point for...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:43 PM
BURBANK — When the CIF Southern Section Division II playoff pairings were released Monday morning, the Burroughs High baseball players and coaches cringed at having to travel to Santa Maria to take on Righetti in a wild-card game.
| May 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: What can you tell me about these plates that I found at a thrift shop? Are they worth anything?
A: Indeed they are, and I'm going to invite readers to think this through with me.
Clue I: Seen in images, the reader has several plates with a relief...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:14 PM
The Ultimate Fighting Championship could have chosen a more traditional location for Saturday's pay-per-view fight, UFC 172. The event features a title defense for Jon Jones, its top pound-for-pound fighter and light-heavyweight champion.
But just six...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Throughout the month of March, we celebrate the history of American women whose contributions blazed trails for women's empowerment and equality. We look to the past to commemorate their stalwart determination to break down barriers in the face of...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
President Obama was doing his favorite thing this week: talking to crowds of adoring young people who already agree with him while acting like he persuaded them about something.
They also seemed to give Obama the impression that he's a really funny guy....
| Jan 24, 2014
On Sept. 1, 1914, Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, died in her cage at the Cincinnati Zoo. Her passing marked the end of a species that once was so ubiquitous that enormous flocks, one estimated at more than 3 billion birds, were said to have...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Sometimes political careers are born of chance.
John Nicolay and John Hay were two young men working in Springfield, Ill., when they became involved with the political life of Abraham Lincoln before his 1860 U.S. presidential campaign. Tireless and...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:00 AM
President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:09 PM
It’s a red-letter day about a blue dress, the day the House of Representatives voted 15 years ago to impeach President Bill Clinton.
“Impeach” means only to charge with or accuse of — in Clinton’s case, perjury and...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 1:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- A new post-mortem account of the 2012 presidential campaign holds that President Obama's strategists toyed with, but rejected, the notion of dropping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket and replacing him with then Secretary...