| Feb 20, 2012
| 9:30 PM
I am extremely disappointed in how you reported President Obama's visit to Corona del Mar last week ("Obama visit rattles CdM," Feb. 17). I opened up the Daily Pilot the following day to see only signs supporting him on a full-front cover picture. This is...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 10:16 AM
Welcome to March Madness, the Republican version. The GOP final four -- Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul -- face the busiest primary day of 2012 next week on Super Tuesday, when voters in 10 states head to the polls or caucus sites....
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:44 AM
Las Vegas is one of my favorite places, but there's a tinge of sadness on the Strip these days.
It's not a lack of crowds or dearth of attractions. The streets, shows, restaurants and casinos are packed as always. No, what's made the people of Las...
| Feb 17, 2011
When officials at Lubbock Christian School were pondering who should headline their annual benefit dinner for the 350-student institution in northwest Texas, someone suggested inviting Sarah Palin.
"We all laughed and said, 'That's impossible,' "...
| Mar 3, 2011
Newt Gingrich -- the twice-divorced former House speaker and recent convert to Roman Catholicism -- is courting evangelical Christians as he lays the groundwork for a possible presidential campaign, hoping to find favor among a group that will play a...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 3:44 PM
Michele Bachmann captured the famed Iowa Straw Poll in Ames Saturday, reaching a high-profile benchmark in her meteoric rise to a top-tier presidential candidate.
Bachmann made history, as well, becoming the first woman to win the event. She received 4,...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 7:01 PM
I saw a lot of Iowa straw poll coverage this weekend, and some of it was pretty awful. But nothing made me want to gag like this exchange between Mike Huckabee and Michele Bachmann Saturday night on Huckabee's weekly conflict-of-interest hour that Fox...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 6:46 PM
In a contest that matched early Mitt Romney backers against Rick Perry supporters, Illinois’ top Republicans tonight voted to keep the party's system of directly electing presidential nominating delegates in next March’s primary instead of...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 1:36 PM
La Cañada Flintridge is truly a great place. Deep down we all realize this, but we often take it for granted or maybe we’re embarrassed by our riches — great schools, beautiful mountains, seclusion within a big city, friendly neighbors. I&...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 2:23 PM
Wonder how many of you have ever heard of the California Dream Act, AB 131. It was passed on the Friday afternoon just before Labor Day weekend. That is the Sacramento way, to slip controversial bills by the public without being noticed.
| Nov 16, 2011
| 12:28 PM
Iowa's Republican governor sent a warning to Mitt Romney on Wednesday: Don't write off the Hawkeye State.
Terry Branstad, a former four-term governor who returned to office this year, said at a forum hosted by Politico that the GOP front-runner is...