| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:30 PM
To the editor: Thank you for this article showing the stupidity and huge cost of the military veterans program, which is apparently riddled with fraudulent — but acceptable — claims.
Webster’s defines disability as “inability...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Democrats have a couple of problems when it comes to addressing inequality. First, polling by the White House that was leaked last week apparently found that Americans aren't much interested in class conflict and punishing the rich. They simply want...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:47 PM
You may not yet know the name Debra Lynn Harrell, but you’ve heard her story.
It’s been recounted to you by scandalized parents at the grocery store and anchors on the evening news. It’s been interspersed into speeches by politicians...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:20 PM
In a controversial decision June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the religious rights of the closely held for-profit Hobby Lobby crafts chain, whose owners objected to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptives mandate. (The court did not apply those...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:40 AM
As we all know, the official animal of Washington, D.C., is the scapegoat. Today's example is Carolyn W. Colvin, the acting commissioner of Social Security.
Colvin recently was raked over the coals by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, the capital's chief...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Everybody knows what happened to Marie Antoinette when she displayed insufficient concern for the poor of France while pursuing a dissolute life of pleasure and extravagance for herself and other plutocrats from places like Austria and Prussia.
| May 1, 2014
| 2:04 PM
President Dilma Rousseff announced increases in payments for Brazil's poorest citizens in honor of the country's May 1st celebrations as she gears up to campaign for reelection in October.
Rousseff used a nationally televised speech Tuesday to defend...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Fringe groups in Germany have a harrowing history. But the latest one, says Hugh Bronson, has the right idea.
Founded last year, the protest party Alternative for Germany has made a splash with its ominous warnings of Germany being held back by the...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
As we approach the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Grapes of Wrath," we are as concerned as ever with the subject of the increasing gap between the very rich and the other 99 percent of us. Due to our current Snapchat- and Twitter-sized...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:58 PM
I figured that teachers wouldn't let me off easy — even though my Saturday column took their side.
I wrote about the recent classroom scuffle between a teacher and student at Santa Monica High, defending the teacher and listing the forces that...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Americans say they want politicians to tackle the big issues and get things done. In 2008, they even elected a presidential candidate who said he was interested in "fundamentally transforming the United States of America."
Yet almost every time elected...