| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Four of the best years of my life were spent working for California's Jerry Brown, during his first turn as governor. Among my most vivid memories of those days were private sessions, usually late at night, where a few of us staffers would engage with the...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:11 PM
To the editor: I, for one, have been thrilled to have a president who has exercised restraint in going to war and not seeking military solutions to everything. It has made me feel a lot safer. ("Obama still in office, but ex-aides' books and claws are...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 12:00 PM
As a 93-year-old retired educator who also had spent eight years as a U.S. Naval Officer on active duty (five during World War II in the Pacific and more than two aboard the USS Enterprise) and later was recalled for three more years during the Korean...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Less than a month away from the midterm congressional elections that may determine Barack Obama's chances to rebuild public confidence in himself and his presidency, there seems to be little rallying around him, even within his own...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:32 PM
Former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates was first to land a punch. Then former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton weighed in with a memoir that distanced herself from her president's foreign policy.
And Tuesday, former CIA chief and Defense...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Everyone would have been better off if we had just left Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein alone.
We would have saved the more than 4,000 American lives and $1 trillion wasted in the Iraq War.
Saddam was such a force for stability that we wouldn't be worried...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
After nearly a decade of being derided as dangerous to fly and an example of wasteful military spending, the radar-evading F-22 fighter jet flew in combat for the first time in this week’s U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria.
The Pentagon said it used...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:40 AM
A production of the musical "Into the Woods" from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a concert with Branford Marsalis and an evening with former CIA director Leon Panetta will be among the highlights of the new season at the Wallis Annenberg Center for...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Americans today are not very keen on learning foreign languages. We say we are, but let's face it; we let those pricey Rosetta Stone CDs gather dust on the bookshelf.
Young adults who fail to sign up for language courses are missing out on a critical...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:04 PM
WASHINGTON — A long-simmering dispute between the CIA and its Senate overseers erupted into public view Tuesday when the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the agency of possible crimes and of attempting to intimidate committee...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON -- Democrats in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are demanding that Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) end his “partisan” investigation of the September 2012 Benghazi attacks, which cost the lives of four Americans,...