| May 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Here's a novel idea. Since president of the United States is not only the most important job in this country, but also the most powerful on the planet, doesn't it make sense to require an IQ test before anybody can run for that office? Of course, it does....
| May 15, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Much of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign was a disaster. The candidate was often stilted and imperial, finding her voice only when there was no chance she would win.
Jill Abramson’s tenure as executive editor at the New...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Tim Geithner's valuable career as a civil servant culminated in four high-powered years as Treasury secretary. His recent book about those experiences captures the traumas and tensions of the financial crisis.
He rightly takes credit for what most...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Everything you need to know about what's wrong with the Republican Party in Connecticut can be summed up in the following true statement: They had their state nominating convention this weekend at the Mohegan Sun.
A casino is not a good place to get...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:20 AM
The recent revelations of continued problems at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — most associated with a backlog of disability claims — are a huge embarrassment for the Obama administration. The nation's veterans deserve better, and...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:00 AM
After endlessly trying to repeal and replace "Obamacare," the GOP has come up empty-handed. The health-care law appears to be gaining more public acceptance. So congressional Republicans are doing what they can to revive another old hobby horse —...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:19 PM
Under pressure to improve care, the Department of Veterans Affairs will allow more veterans to use private medical services to meet growing demands for healthcare, the department announced Saturday.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said in...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:04 PM
A third candidate has entered the race for a seat on the Newport Beach City Council representing District 4.
Local lawyer Kevin Muldoon announced his candidacy in a news release Friday. He will face Newport Beach Planning Commissioner Tim Brown and...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Political billionaires are in the news again. Yawn.
Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer has pledged to spend $50 million in seven states to help Democratic candidates in this November's midterms. His political action committee spent $8 million...
| May 22, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Prosecutors filed a criminal conspiracy charge against former Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler partner Stuart Rosenfeldt on Thursday — accusing him of committing bank fraud, making illegal political donations and running a prostitute out of town when...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Elon Musk, chief executive of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., went on Twitter to suggest that his competitors hired an Air Force official in return for a big contract.
The 42-year-old billionaire didn't offer backup for his accusations against...