| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:29 AM
It used to be a politically safe bet to condemn same-sex marriage. As recently as 2008, Florida voters passed an amendment to the state constitution to ban it.
Today — a mere six years later — a majority of Floridians favor marriage...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Politically speaking, the case of what to do about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the young American soldier held by the Taliban, was a “can’t win” for President Obama and a “can’t lose” for his opponents.
All that the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” has quietly become an e-book bestseller, climbing high on the charts of political books on Apple’s iTunes and Amazon’s Kindle, even as print sales of the 1925 anti-Semitic screed continue to...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The A&E cable channel has a huge hit show in “Duck Dynasty” and a huge PR problem with the star of the show, Phil Robertson, who will not back down from comments he has made disparaging homosexuals and questioning whether blacks really had...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:30 PM
ESPN analyst Chris Broussard, who drew a firestorm of controversy earlier this year following his anti-gay remarks regarding NBA basketball player Jason Collins, took to Twitter last week and told people of faith to "stand 4 what you believe!" less than...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 1:58 PM
In his recent article advocating for an oil severance tax, The Times' Michael Hiltzik makes a bold statement, calling Californians dumb for not imposing a severance tax on California oil companies.
He sides with hedge fund billionaire and...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The outrage industry was in high dudgeon just before Christmas over remarks "Duck Dynasty" family patriarch, Phil Robertson, made to GQ magazine about homosexuality. Outrage is the primary ingredient for political fundraising and political power. One must...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:52 AM
The oil industry believes that a state oil severance tax in California would be "bad tax policy" and threaten the state's economy. It thinks my arguments in favor of the tax, which were laid out a couple of weeks ago, are "misleading."
We know the...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Duck Dynasty" has been made whole again.
A&E announced late Friday that it was reversing its suspension of the hit show's patriarch, Phil Robertson, which was imposed last week after inflammatory comments about gay and black people made to a national...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:31 PM
The annual Gallup poll of the most admired men and women in the U.S. has come out, and it contains two actors, a queen, a pope, a Pakistani, a talk-show host and a plethora of politicians.
Despite the healthcare drama, President Obama held on to the top...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:49 PM
I once spent a week in Anchorage. When touring outside the city, Alaska’s natural beauty surpassed expectations. However, my Anchorage days and nights positively defied preconceptions. There were young people everywhere, the cafés had Brooklyn vibes...