| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:12 PM
When the sky became the limit for most political spending after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, the skywatchers like Ann Ravel had to readjust their telescopes. As head of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, she policed the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:11 PM
WASHINGTON – Hopes for a sweeping immigration overhaul suffered another serious setback Friday, when two key Republican lawmakers ended their collaboration with a bipartisan House working group.
Reps. John Carter (R-Texas) and Sam Johnson (R-...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:22 PM
WASHINGTON — Outside the capital the prospect might seem unthinkable, but inside it seems increasingly likely, and to some inevitable: In less than two weeks, the federal government, from the Agriculture Department to the Weather Service, may shut...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Despite numerous marriage equality-related cases currently making their way through the judicial system, it's somehow the hot-button area of antitrust law where an important LGBT rights issue is taking place.
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:40 AM
The commentariat has been in overdrive lately dissecting President Obama's approach to Syria: It is dizzying, incompetent, deceptive, confused or, as columnist Jonah Goldberg put it Tuesday in The Times, a case of "bait-and-switch."
Goldberg has a...
| Sep 15, 2013
President Obama and his aides were surprised this month by the strength of public opposition to their call for military action against Syria. They shouldn't have been.
Americans have almost always been reluctant to go to war. In 1939, polls showed...
| Oct 27, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz is Florida Republicans' Frankenstein monster, the son of Rick Scott.
Everyone is pinning the debacle of the shutdown of the federal government and the threat of default on the nation's debt on Cruz alone. But the truth is the Florida GOP...
| Oct 27, 2013
At the end of the movie, "Patton," the American general tells of Roman conquerers returning from foreign lands to a hero's welcome while, at the same time, "A slave stood behind the conqueror, holding a golden crown, and whispering in his ear a warning:...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Coincidence or not, Ted Cruz’s appearances in Iowa this weekend come as Texas’ tea party senator and his wife appeared to be trying to humanize the potential 2016 presidential candidate, who is both loved and hated, even among Republicans, for...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Meghan McCain, the outspoken daughter of Sen. John McCain, stars in "Raising McCain," billed as a new "docu-talk" series on Participant Media's new TV network, Pivot. Cameras follow the 28-year-old pundit on interviews exploring a variety of issues of...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Those of you who read my first book ("Turn This Car Around") will recall my indictment of the many contributors to our historic mortgage industry meltdown and worldwide recession, AKA "The greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression," per...