| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Rand Paul, the heretofore libertarian senator from Kentucky, gave a foreign policy speech to Republican grandees in New York last week with a clear message: I'm not an isolationist like my dad.
The senator's peppery father, the thoroughly libertarian...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"Rabbi, is there a proper blessing for the czar?" He thinks for a moment and responds: "May God bless and keep the czar ... far away from us!" -- "Fiddler on the Roof"
Today, "czar" is a term encouraged by the media to describe one who oversees a...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: Conservatives tend to look backward for strategies for the future. And so it is with their beloved Ronald Reagan. Bereft of ideas and innovation, they ask, "What would Reagan do?" ("Reagan's Goldwater speech: Still great after all these...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Past and potentially future presidential candidate Rick Perry grasped for the mantle of Ronald Reagan on Monday with a scathing denunciation of President Obama that asserted the Democrat was so lacking in competence his tenure would usher in a new...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:21 PM
There are perhaps four speeches in American history that so electrified the public that they propelled their orators to the front rank of presidential politics overnight: Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Union Address of 1860, William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 4:59 PM
To the editor: Sorry, but asking for more time to study the question of when to raise the minimum wage is status quo stonewalling no matter how you dress it. ("L.A. City Council should take time to get minimum wage hike right," Editorial, Oct. 23)...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:49 PM
Joan Quigley was a well-known astrologer, with books published and several appearances on national television, when she was asked in 1981 to take on the leader of the free world as a client. In secret.
In Nancy Reagan's memoir, "My Turn," the former...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 5:19 AM
November marks 25 years since the world changed with the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event is now weighted down, not just by its historical significance but by interpretation, memory and legend. Many recall the coverage of jubilant Berliners dancing on...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Robert E. Poli, an air traffic controller who rose to the top of his union and led a 1981 strike that turned into a momentous defeat for organized labor, died Sept. 15 at his home in Meridian, Idaho. He was 78.
Poli's death from kidney and respiratory...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Prosecuting those who commit torture is not optional despite suggestions to the contrary by many in this newspaper ("Release of CIA torture report is an outrage," Dec. 10). Article 7 of the Convention Against Torture signed by President Ronald Reagan in...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Republicans made a significant gain on Tuesday, picking up 10 seats in the Connecticut House, where they have long labored in the minority.
But Republican leaders say the final tally doesn't show how close the GOP came to actually ending the Democrats'...