| May 12, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Americans haven't had much good news about their privacy since Edward Snowden launched his soap opera of NSA revelations last June. True, the president, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Patriot Act co-author Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner are finally distancing...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Glenn Greenwald's "No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State" comes with a built-in challenge: creating a sense of drama when we all know the basics of the tale. In December 2012, the Rio de Janeiro-based journalist,...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:29 AM
"LOOK, I'm 95. I'm not dead!"
That's what Chris Evans, aka Captain America, quips at one point during the fabulous "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." And I'm not the only one who thinks this movie is the greatest. It's been number one at the box...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Republican politicians are at war over the world.
Rep. Peter King of New York says that Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky encourages "paranoia." Paul says his critics are distorting his views. Walter Jones, a North Carolina representative seeking his 11th term,...
| May 15, 2014
| 3:19 PM
A coalition of mainstream news media intervened in the death penalty debate Thursday, filing a lawsuit in Missouri to contend that the public has a constitutional right to know where executioners get lethal injection drugs.
If successful, the lawsuit...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The Sunday dramas will have most viewers talking this weekend. The rundown, starting with the two most-discussed dramas going these days:
On “Game of Thrones,” Jon gains volunteers at 9 p.m. on HBO. Bran, Jojen, Meera and Hodor find shelter....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:22 AM
From afar, the recent dramatics involving "House of Cards" and the size of the film tax credit it receives from Maryland have offered intrigue worthy of a Hollywood-produced political thriller like, oh, "House of Cards." The producers threatened to leave,...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The recent Nevada ranchers standoff with the federal government has caused considerable discussion in the media ("After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next?" April 17). On the one side are the supporters of Cliven Bundy and his...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Interesting. I tried to scan a $5 bill into my computer to draw today’s cartoon and I got this message:
“This application does not support the editing of banknote images. For more information, select the information button below for Internet-...
| May 1, 2014
Re "Banned for life," April 30
To any regular reader of The Times, none of the Donald Sterling mess should come as a surprise.
After seeing hundreds of his kitschy self-aggrandizing ads for his charity work, it should be clear that Sterling does not...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The guest list this weekend on Sunday morning programs:
Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, author Lynne Cheney, give a joint interview to "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Other guests are Scott Reed of the U.S. Chamber of...