| Dec 29, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Larry the Cable Guy isn’t raucously funny. He doesn’t make you laugh until your sides hurt or tears stream down your face. Really, he’s like that slightly off-kilter uncle everyone has, whose observations of real life are half...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Much is being made of former President Bill Clinton's swearing-in of New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at their side at City Hall. The cameo apparently sought to declare...
| Jan 8, 2014
In one of the many news reports about Liz Cheney's decision to end her bid for the U.S. Senate, Gov. Matt Mead was quoted as saying, "Name recognition and dynasties — that just doesn't fly in Wyoming."
He was trying to explain why the 47-year-...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Does Hillary Clinton -- or any Democratic candidate -- really face an uphill battle in the presidential election of 2016?
In my Wednesday column, I noted that in the six most recent presidential elections with no incumbent in the race, if one party...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Today marks the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. It was a landmark event, one that changed the course of history and left a nation forever shaken. The assassination was one of those events where you’ll never forget where you were,...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:00 AM
If you read a recent Forbes article on Hampton Creek Foods, makers of the purely plant-based egg mayonnaise sold at Whole Foods, you may have noticed a single sentence referencing former Vice President Al Gore. According to Forbes, Gore is "circling"...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:30 PM
News Corp, the newspaper company that is part of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, has named Jim Kennedy as its chief communications officer, the company said Wednesday.
Kennedy has overseen media relations for Sony Corporation of America at Sony's New York...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Before I reveal the champion in this year's local version of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, I need to indulge in some whining.
One of the problems with enlisting the judging aid of other tasteless people in the newsroom is that they almost never...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Thirteen years ago today, after 36 days of nasty skirmishing over Florida’s contested presidential vote, George W. Bush formally won the 2000 election. The day before, the U.S. Supreme Court had cleared the way for him to become the 43rd president...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Every Christmas Eve, I dress up as Santa Claus and deliver gifts to Los Angeles-area kids, most of them underprivileged, through a program organized by the Pasadena Junior Chamber of Commerce. Every year we number at least 75 Santas strong, each with...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Given the way Mitt Romney gushed when he introduced Paul Ryan as his VP pick, you'd think he'd not just found his running mate, but his soul mate as well. And what exactly did Romney see in Ryan that made him realize he was The One?
Romney liked Ryan for...