| Apr 15, 2011
| 9:49 AM
Old joke about the relationship between writers and editors:
A writer and an editor are lost in the desert. Just as they are about to wither from thirst, they stumble upon a cool, clear oasis.
The writer falls to his knees and fills his cupped hands...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 7:12 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- The Dodgers are looking make some money from their media rights a year ahead of schedule as they prepare to take on a new owner.
The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that lawyers for the beleaguered team sought permission...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 10:11 AM
From the Z on TV blog:
Last year at this time, President Obama and his top White House advisers were about to launch a disastrous campaign against Fox News.
I say disastrous because the acting communications director, Anita Dunn, who sounded the call to...
| Oct 10, 2010
The increasingly contentious Nevada Senate race between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his ultra-conservative Republican opponent, Sharron Angle, took an ugly turn last week when the candidates accused each other of going easy on child molesters ...
| Sep 22, 2010
The United States Supreme Court likes its mystery: Cases are argued in public, briefs are available for all to read, but its real work is carried out in conferences attended by the nine justices alone. So private are those deliberations that in the rare...
| Oct 6, 2010
Southern Californians with a taste for politics or public policy probably know Erwin Chemerinsky best as the reliably liberal voice in countless left-right radio and television debates about timely legal questions or as a key contributor to Los Angeles...
| Sep 12, 2010
Fall, it seems, starts earlier every year. Certainly, that's true of publishing: Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" — arguably the big book of the season — has been a topic of discussion since mid-August, while other anticipated titles (Tom...
| Jan 30, 2011
The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903
Walker & Co.: 242 pp., $26
In the years immediately following the Civil War, America appeared to possess the will and the means to end racial...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 1:31 PM
There's a debate swirling in the country right now about the War Powers Act in relation to the war/non-war/"squirmish" in Libya.
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to cut funding for the Libyan war unless President Barack Obama seeks...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 4:36 AM
Republican Goodlatte says Washington regulations inhibit growth of new jobs; Democrat Obama's remarks did not arrive....
| Jan 4, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The crosses at Camp Pendleton erected to memorialize fallen Marines are a sensitive issue. On the one hand, the religious symbols are a way to honor people who scarified their lives for our country. On the other, there's the constitutional......