| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Here's the highest praise I can pay a three-part, six-hour documentary series on anything: I sat down to watch "Latino Americans," which premieres Tuesday on PBS, in its entirety with grim determination. When I was done, I couldn't stop talking about it....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:19 PM
The drama surrounding the government shutdown and potential debt default almost obscured the rollout of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Both champions and critics of the measure should be grateful.
More than 8 million Americans tried to...
| Oct 15, 2013
Similar populations living in different regions of the United States get exposed to wildly different amounts of medical care.
If that sounds like an old story, it is. It's now four decades old. But it is an important story to reflect on as we consider...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When historians are asked to name our greatest president, Woodrow Wilson is consistently ranked near the top. He was president during the Progressive Era and championed many of its reforms, including the eight-hour workday, a federal income tax and...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:30 PM
"Ex-Marine Asks Soviet Citizenship"
— Washington Post headline, Nov. 1, 1959 (concerning a Lee Harvey Oswald)
"He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. It’s — it had to be some silly little...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:21 PM
WASHINGTON — At 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, 1959, an hour when there never were commercial flights from Havana, David Atlee Phillips was lounging in a lawn chair there, sipping champagne after a New Year’s Eve party, when a commercial aircraft flew low...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In reading The Sun's editorial pages on Oct. 4, I couldn't help but think that the editorial board, in bowing to the extreme left wing base, has been shoveling a huge amount of "stuff." Take, for example, the editorial, "Congress: Do your job," where...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Bryan Cranston, who recently completed his run in the AMC drama series "Breaking Bad," will be taking his current stage role as President Lyndon Johnson to New York. The actor will appear in "All the Way," by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
With Bryan Cranston following up "Breaking Bad" with a Broadway bow and Matt Smith moving from "Doctor Who" to the "American Psycho" musical in London, the stage is becoming an increasingly common stop for actors at the height of their screen careers....
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Vo Nguyen Giap, the communist general widely regarded as one of the military geniuses of the 20th century, who masterminded the defeat of the French and the war against the Americans in Vietnam, has died. He was 102.
Giap died Friday at a military...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:30 AM
When the "Breaking Bad" finale ended, the "Breaking Bad" party went into high gear.
The sold-out screening of the finale of "Breaking Bad" at Hollywood Forever Cemetery served as the opening act for Aaron Paul's loud and jubilant VIP after-party to...