| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:38 PM
It was the biggest rout since Agincourt. If you insist, since the Carter-Reagan debate. With a remarkable display of confidence, knowledge and nerve, Mitt Romney won the first 2012 debate going away.
Romney didn't just demonstrate authoritative command...
| Dec 10, 2012
James D. Hodgson
Former secretary of Labor
James D. Hodgson, 96, who as secretary of Labor in the early 1970s helped shepherd the Occupational Safety and Health Act into law, died Nov. 28 at his Malibu home, his family announced. The cause was...
| May 29, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Chris Christie might be my kind of Republican. I don't know yet. I haven't looked closely at his record or stand on the issues, but he seems to be a pragmatic politician who's not afraid to build friendships in the other party, at least, with President...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:31 PM
Industrialist honored for
saving Jews during WWII
Berthold Beitz, 99, who was honored for saving hundreds of Jews in occupied Poland during World War II and became one of postwar West Germany's leading industrialists, died Tuesday....
| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:01 AM
George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90.
McGovern died Sunday morning while...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:25 PM
The election eve mood is tinged with sadness stemming from well-founded fear that America's new government is subverting America's old character. Barack Obama's agenda is a menu of temptations intended to change the nation's social norms by making...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 10:01 PM
When President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debate one another for the first time Wednesday night, they may feel as though they've already done so.
As with stage lighting and cameras, stand-ins are also commonly used in debate preparations, and the...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:55 PM
A federal judge Monday approved the release of videotaped testimony by President Ford, later used in the trial of Lynette Alice "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to assassinate him in Sacramento 37 years ago.
Portions of the 20 minutes of testimony taken in...
| Oct 3, 2012
There are two ways that Wednesday's debate between President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, could change the course of the presidential campaign.
One would be for Romney to find an effective way to frame his pitch to voters, one that...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:29 PM
"Our marriage is like the Electoral College," says the narrator in "Marooned," a Garrison Keillor short story. "It works OK if you don't think about it."
At noon Monday, I will be one of those thinking about the Electoral College, as I have the...
| Nov 25, 2012
Sure, you could go to the beach again. Or you could turn your back on the Pacific and head instead for a desert land of date shakes and camel races, jumbo windmills and creationist dinosaurs, native palms and gay parties, mountain views and midcentury...