| Oct 11, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Tom Steyer wants to save the planet, but first he wants to know about the U.S. Senate race in Iowa.
Seated in a hotel coffee shop, with a packet of data in his lap, he bursts with questions for the political strategists arrayed around the table: How...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing and particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- An early indication of the paucity of prospective Republican presidential candidates for 2016 is the recent boomlet for Mitt Romney, the loser in 2012. His reputation for defending big business while being tone-deaf to the needs of the...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Powerful political advisor David Garth, who spearheaded the creation of the modern political TV commercial and helped elect governors, senators and mayors, has died in New York. He was 84.
Garth died Monday at his home in Manhattan after a long illness,...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:30 AM
How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at age 82. He was a model of progressivism and a gifted rhetorician.
In most media accounts, references were made to...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:45 PM
As the proud parent of a student-athlete at Providence Catholic High School, I would like to congratulate the football team for winning the 7A state championship. These young men have worked extremely hard to succeed not only on the field but in the...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:04 PM
In July, President Obama stood on an outdoor stage before a crowd of 2,000 people at Los Angeles Trade Technical College.
The president had just begun a new campaign-style speech when a man in the crowd, standing less than 50 feet away, interrupted with...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:49 PM
Joan Quigley was a well-known astrologer, with books published and several appearances on national television, when she was asked in 1981 to take on the leader of the free world as a client. In secret.
In Nancy Reagan's memoir, "My Turn," the former...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:49 AM
The punching bags are punching back.
How else to interpret exit polls showing 64 percent of white men who participated in last week's midterm elections voted for Republicans?
That's almost two out of three — more than enough to offset big...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Normally, no one would care that in a recent Atlantic essay -- "Why I hope to die at 75"-- 57-year-old Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel argued that living to be 75 years old was long enough for anyone. After 75, Emanuel suggests, "We are no longer remembered as...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:15 PM
The visit had all the trappings of a full-fledged presidential campaign: a speech at the state Democratic convention, a pep talk to door-knocking volunteers, breakfast with labor leaders, appearances alongside the party's candidate for governor.