| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:40 AM
Looks like San Diego’s about to wake up from its six-week civic nightmare.
After two weeks of therapy and three days of legal mediation, Mayor Bob Filner has struck an agreement with city officials and his former press secretary, who sued him...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:09 AM
With public disapproval of the House of Representatives hovering somewhere around 77%, John Oliver joked on Wednesday's “Daily Show” that "Congress" is about to become “the English language’s most offensive C-word.”
| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:46 AM
In that innocent age before smartphones and laptops, perhaps the nastiest public revenge that a spurned beau could take was writing “for a good time call …” with his ex’s phone number on a men’s room wall (in the interest of...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:22 PM
I can’t claim to understand the workings of New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s mind. There’s a line in the classic Christmas song, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” that suggests, “Your brain is...
| Aug 1, 2013
Talking about your shrink isn't just for Woody Allen characters anymore. Once the kiss of death for a political career, announcing that you're in or about to enter therapy has actually become go-to damage-control strategy for public servants.
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
New York City's most controversial candidate for mayor, Anthony Weiner, has fallen behind in the Democratic field, and there's a new leader in the race, according to a Quinnipiac poll.
Bill de Blasio, an unabashed liberal and the city's current public...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:43 PM
NEW YORK -- Five Democrats fighting to become the city's next mayor sparred over housing costs, police tactics and term limits at their first debate Tuesday evening, but they agreed on one thing: They don’t want to talk about Anthony Weiner’...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Despite Chicago's recent crisis of gang-related street murders, the Roseland Community Hospital in a tough south-side neighborhood is on the verge of closing because of finances, and community groups have been energetically campaigning to keep it open....
| Jul 14, 2013
| 4:52 AM
The legislature was on a major task force kick during the 2013 session.
The Courant's Daniela Altimari reported last week that it created no less than 70 task forces.
What, you are probably wondering, do task forces do?
Well, they …
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Maybe I took those high school civics classes too seriously, but isn't there something wrong when the running for and holding of political office is indistinguishable from the kind of reality shows that you hate-watch?
To wit: the tabloid heaven that...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:34 PM
What a remarkable news day.
In London, Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, came out of a hospital with their newborn baby in tow, walked over to reporters to chat, tease each other and tell the world’s media that they were still...