| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:30 AM
All this talk of voter ID laws targeting minorities makes me sick ("Messing with voting rights in Texas," Oct. 20).
Your editorial mentions the millions of people who lack an official government ID. The question is what those millions of people can...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Employers are increasingly pushing enrollment in high-deductible, low-premium health insurance plans, according to benefits experts, which means it might be time to break out the calculator and reconsider current policies.
Employees in Chicago and...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 6:54 PM
State Sen. Darrell Steinberg officially stepped off the stage last week. And Sen. Kevin de León stepped on it. Did he ever!
Drums, mariachis, a color guard, political VIPs. It was a full-throated "inauguration" at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
What makes a city work? And are there innovations that can make a city work better? We went looking for good ideas that are being tested in cities around the world, asking urban leaders who will be attending the CityLab conference in Los Angeles this week...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:08 PM
National polling on the Nov. 4 midterm elections confirms a doleful trend that's been firming up all year: Voters aren't enthusiastic about their choices — on either side.
A Gallup Poll last week found that only 32% of voters said they felt...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:35 PM
President Dilma Rousseff will face challenger Aecio Neves, leader of Brazil's center-right opposition, in a presidential election runoff three weeks after Brazilians voted for the country's two traditional political parties Sunday.
Marina Silva, the...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Listed below are some quirky tidbits of life today that make me feel out of step:
1. We are told to not judge all Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are told to judge all gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Am I missing something?...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 4:01 PM
RICHMOND – News that Gov. Terry McAuliffe's chief of staff dangled a state job in front of former state Sen. Phil Puckett in a desperate effort to keep him in the Senate opened a new window this week into the behind-the-scenes machinations that...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:39 PM
For seven years, youth leader Abdirizak Bihi has waged a personal battle against an elusive foe: religious extremists using sophisticated online tactics to lure young Somali Americans abroad as militant foot soldiers and suicide bombers.
Many of these...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
There is nothing progressive about red ink.
This year, progressives will run on strengthening the economic recovery, reducing inequality, improving college affordability, promoting broad-based wage growth and making sure the most vulnerable among us are...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Difference in pledge, prayer
Helene McCarthy's letter to the editor in the Sept. 13 Sentinel is well intentioned but misguided. There is a difference between expecting others to stand for and participate in prayer than in standing for the Pledge of...