| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, recorded a message supporting Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari that was “robo”-dialed Monday to hundreds of thousands of Republicans who had not yet voted on the eve of the...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
High-profile college commencement speakers are under siege this year. One faced a protest for being an alleged imperialist exploiter of Third World nations. Another was accused of sanctioning torture. A third was criticized for his role in breaking up...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand apparently will speak at the school's commencement. Citing a 'miscommunication,' Rutgers President Robert Barchi said the university had always intended for LeGrand to speak, but he wouldn't be the only speaker....
| May 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Model of inefficiency
If SunRail continues to be as horribly inefficient as it was Tuesday, then let's rename it SunFail now and get it over with.
The train was 90 minutes late Tuesday afternoon when it finally arrived going northbound at the Church...
| May 27, 2014
I have never forgotten who gave the commencement address at my graduation; I wonder if, 50 years from now, the kids who ran their prospective speakers out of town on a rail will be able to recall who replaced them? ("College grads: With speakers as in...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In 1920, a bond salesman walked into Joseph Yenowsky's Waterbury, Conn., clothing store. Yenowsky was a tough sell. During their lengthy conversation, Yenowsky told the salesman he thought Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Bolshevik leader, was "the brainiest...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Ah, commencement season, time for pomp, circumstance and controversy.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has become the latest public figure embroiled in a commencement spat, announcing Saturday that she would not give the graduation address...
| May 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"…You should see that obedient flock who at the mere sign from me will hasten to heap the hot cinders upon the stakes in which we shall burn you for coming to meddle with us."
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, "The Grand Inquisitor" parable within "The...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:05 PM
A 27-year-old doctoral student plans to run as a write-in candidate in the crowded field to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills).
Theo Milonopoulos planned to announce his candidacy at the Museum of Tolerance at 2 p.m. Tuesday....
| Jun 1, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term, but the race among GOP candidates seeking to take him on in November has become a dead heat just days before Tuesday's election, according to a new USC...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who many California Republicans hoped would run for governor, on Wednesday endorsed GOP candidate Neel Kashkari.
“Our party must champion policies and principles that make opportunity and the...