| Mar 10, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Retired New Jersey chemistry professor Julian Heicklen scheduled an activity-filled trip to Florida this week: First, he handed out jury information pamphlets in Fort Lauderdale and then gave a speech to South Florida Libertarians.
| Oct 3, 2011
Indiana's attorney general said he will not be the one to pick a fight over the rights of a Chicago woman whose same-sex partner was killed in the collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. But legal experts say lawsuits filed in the case are...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 8:47 AM
"Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America"
By Jack Rakove
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 496 pp., $30
Reviewed By Kirk Davis Swinehart for the Chicago Tribune
Since the end of the American Revolution, in 1783, historians of varying...
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2011
Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.)
No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 9:52 AM
He was tough and kind. Crusty and caring. Witty, honest, professional and so smart. I would have never been where I am today if not for Fred.
I'll never forget his compassion and advice when I was at a crossroads. Most of us would like to be half the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 19, 2011
Answering questions about the debt-ceiling talks and what could happen if both sides fail to reach an agreement:
What is the federal debt ceiling?
In 1917, as the U.S. entered World War I, Congress authorized the Treasury to issue long-term bonds to...
| Dec 4, 2010
| 8:30 PM
John H. Liechty Middle School opened in 2007 in Los Angeles' impoverished Westlake neighborhood with a seasoned principal, dozens of energetic young teachers and a mission to "reinvent education" in the nation's second-largest school district.