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  • McManus: Obama's defensive offensive

    McManus: Obama's defensive offensive
    President Obama sounds like a man back on the offensive. The president is reprising his core message that what the economy needs is more federal spending on popular priorities such as infrastructure and education, not less. And his stump speeches last...
  • A new housing bubble?

    A new housing bubble?
    Even though the recent financial crisis is barely in the rearview mirror, risk is starting to build once again in both the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Contrary to the prevailing view that only borrowers with pristine credit records can get a...
  • The GOP needs a storyteller as good as Reagan — not a rehash of Reagan stories

    The GOP needs a storyteller as good as Reagan — not a rehash of Reagan stories
    It's no secret that the right is going through what some call a healthy debate and what others see as an identity crisis. For some, the solution to what ails conservatism requires a sudden philosophical shift leftward to win back the last Rockefeller...
  • The Federal Reserve meeting: Five things to watch for

    The Federal Reserve meeting: Five things to watch for
    WASHINGTON -- Is it taper time for the Federal Reserve? That's the key question as the financial and economic worlds await the end of the central bank's policymaking meeting Wednesday and Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke's quarterly news conference. The...
  • Don't wait on the debt limit

    Don't wait on the debt limit
    Much is in flux in Washington this week. But two important realities have remained constant, whether certain elements in the GOP accept them or not: We must not default on the federal debt, and we shouldn't wait until we're on the brink of default to...
  • Obama is ducking a leader's duty

    A vast scholarly literature spanning more than six decades exists on the subject of leadership. The characteristics of effective leaders have been pored over, cataloged and debated. Among them, one trait stands out as axiomatic: Effective leaders take...
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy is a leader for the new GOP, for better or worse

    Rep. Kevin McCarthy is a leader for the new GOP, for better or worse
    WASHINGTON — For the first two years of Barack Obama's presidency, Rep. Kevin McCarthy traveled the country recruiting and coaching anti-establishment, tea party-backed candidates for the 2010 election. Many of the candidates recruited by McCarthy...
  • Will Americans really become addicted to Obamacare?

    Will Americans really become addicted to Obamacare?
    For all the acrimony in Washington over Obamacare, there's an intriguing consensus around one issue: the ratchet effect. Neither side uses the term, but both the right and left treat it as an article of faith. The term was coined by the libertarian...
  • Obama punishes the innocent to score political points

    Obama punishes the innocent to score political points
    Recently I wrote a column accusing the president of having a vindictive streak -- of deliberately trying to make the lives of average Americans worse just so he could score ideological and political points. We already knew from how he handled the budget...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Hobbit'

     Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Hobbit'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Cedar Cove It's Christmas, and while...
  • The case for keeping 'Redskins'

    The case for keeping 'Redskins'
    "Think for a moment about the term 'Redskins,'" NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas exhorted viewers in his halftime tirade during Sunday's Cowboys-Redskins game. "Ask yourself what the equivalent would be, if directed [at] African Americans, Hispanics,...