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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • If GOP is so right, why are red states so far behind? [Commentary]

    If GOP is so right, why are red states so far behind? [Commentary]
    I have a question for my Republican friends. Yes, that sounds like the setup for a smackdown, but though the question is pointed, it is also in earnest. I'd seriously like to know: If Republican fiscal policies really are the key to prosperity, if...
  • Political enemies target Wasserman Schultz

    Political enemies target Wasserman Schultz
    She's routinely re-elected by large margins. As the face of the Democratic Party, she's the top Florida guest on the Sunday TV political talk shows. And along the way, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has made enemies. The downside of her high profile...
  • Bryan Cranston to reprise role as LBJ in 'All the Way' for HBO

    Bryan Cranston to reprise role as LBJ in 'All the Way' for HBO
    It's back to the small screen for Bryan Cranston. The Tony-winning actor will reprise his role as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in an adaptation of the Broadway play "All the Way" for HBO, the network announced Wednesday.  Playwright Robert...
  • Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary

    Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, elevating the rising Democratic star to President Obama's Cabinet. The vote was 71-27, with 18 Republicans supporting the...
  • Rob Lowe Appears in a New 'Sex Tape'

    Rob Lowe finally has a sex tape he wants you to see. In Sony Pictures' July 18 release "Sex Tape," the 50-year-old actor, known for making his own infamous sex tape in the late 1980s, plays Hank, a buttoned-up CEO at the office with a penchant for...
  • Eight observations on the widely covered study in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control on how fist bumps are far more sanitary than handshakes

    Eight observations on the widely covered study in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control on how fist bumps are far more sanitary than handshakes
      1. The whole thing sounds like a middle-school science project. Using one rubber glove dipped into a "bacterial broth" (yum!), and a sterilized second glove, a biochemist and a doctoral candidate at Aberystwyth University, Wales, shook hands, high-...
  • If GOP is so right, why are red states so far behind?

    I have a question for my Republican friends. Yes, that sounds like the setup for a smackdown, but though the question is pointed, it is also in earnest. I'd seriously like to know: If Republican fiscal policies really are the key to prosperity, if the...
  • Rick Perry's comeback headed off at the pass

    Rick Perry's comeback headed off at the pass
    It was all going so well for Texas Gov. Rick Perry — until the indictment. His efforts to move past a disastrous 2012 presidential run that had become a reliable punch line for a senior moment seemed to be working. He's dropped a few pounds and...
  • Robert H. Mayer: 50 years ago, Fannie Lou Hamer spoke up for democracy

    This June, I visited Ruleville, Miss., and took in these words on a historical marker: "Sometimes it seems to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I'll fall five-feet four-inches forward in the fight for freedom."...
  • In this group, she's just Gloria Molina, quilter

    In this group, she's just Gloria Molina, quilter
    Women filed into a classroom at an East Los Angeles community center. Some came alone, some in groups of two and three. Most were Latina and edging past middle age. They hauled tote bags full of fabric and rolled suitcases holding sewing machines. One...
  • Standing in the shadows of Staples Center

    Standing in the shadows of Staples Center
    The steps that lead to the soul of Los Angeles' glittering sports palace were first taken in bowling shoes. Long before Lee Zeidman ran Staples Center, he worked at Simi Bowl, where he learned happiness didn't involve colorful balls or clattering pins,...