| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:37 AM
The Quinnipiac poll getting buzz this week may be worthless, but the general topic of evaluating Barack Obama is another opportunity to make an important point: almost everything about Obama's presidency can be explained by saying he’s a...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Former state representative and political consultant Jonathan Pelto has been a burr under the saddle of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ever since the first Democratic governor in 20 years took office in 2011.
The governor's loudest, most relentless critic on the...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Richard Nixon was in the White House, his "war on drugs" was in full swing, yet Big Tobacco was secretly exploring the possibility of becoming Big Pot.
Newly discovered documents from tobacco company archives at UC San Francisco show that major...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive known for patience and dislike of wielding...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980.
This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's administration has changed course and begun processing marriage certificates from the same-sex couples who have married since a court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban last week.
But those Wisconsin newlyweds...
| Jun 13, 2014
The controversy over the trade of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to grow with allegations that President Barack Obama violated federal law and paid too high a price for the release. However, the biggest problem for the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:25 PM
President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive known for patience and dislike of wielding the knife.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:21 AM
President Obama on Friday declared the hallowed shores of Normandy “democracy’s beachhead” as he remembered the Allied invasions as the beginning of a century of freedom movements that spread across continents.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Fort Lauderdale’s Mitchell Berger didn’t plan to become a point man in the effort to make climate change a 2014 campaign issue.
But he’s there, thanks to a confluence of events.
It started decades ago (more about that below)....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:58 AM
A federal appeals court Thursday struck down Los Angeles’ ban on homeless people living in vehicles, declaring that the law “opens the door to discriminatory enforcement” against the poor.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9thCircuit...