| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:00 PM
House Speaker John Boehner announced last month that he would be bringing legal charges against the executive branch. "[T]he president has not faithfully executed the law," Boehner claims, addressing the overuse of the executive order.
That begs the...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Ken Burns' latest multi-part documentary "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" doesn't debut on PBS until Sept. 14, but the filmmaker is giving L.A. a special (abbreviated) preview on July 22.
Burns, who will be in town to attend PBS' Television Critics...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Monday, July 14:
President Barack Obama's political opponents doubtless won't take "yes" for an answer or acknowledge that his stewardship of the economy has been on track, but the June...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Bill Cohen served as an influential three-term U.S. senator, as well as secretary of defense, and is a respected global thinker. He believes his defining political moment was a summer four decades ago.
As a 33-year-old freshman Republican representative...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:20 PM
James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and political scientist who analyzed the nature of presidential leadership and wrote candid biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, died Tuesday at his home in Williamstown, Mass....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:08 AM
Every so often, we get a poignant reminder of what has been lost now that letter writing has been replaced by texting, emoticons or nothing at all, if you're a politician afraid to commit anything to paper for fear it will show up on page one or be read...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Fond memories come to mind when Don Miyada looks back on his days at Newport Harbor High School.
The now-retired, 89-year-old Westminster resident still remembers the classes he took and the camaraderie of his classmates. However, there's one photo...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Stymied by the partisan gridlock, President Obama's recent directives to bar federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and to cut carbon pollution are bold examples of how presidents have used their executive powers to address critical...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Rosemary Murphy, who appeared as the neighbor Maudie Atkinson in the classic 1962 film adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird," starring Gregory Peck, died Saturday in New York City. She was 87 and had recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer....
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Don Miyada remembers the classes he took, the carefree days with his high school classmates and the building excitement as graduation day approached.
But that moment never arrived.
A month before he was to put on his cap and gown and march with the...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Seventy years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill that transformed the economic and social structure of the United States and paved the way for the post-war boom. It was called the GI Bill of Rights.
One of its many unintended...