| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The Republican Party is alive and kicking after all in California. Not exactly kicking butt — but surviving, thinking and scrapping.
The GOP dodged a potentially fatal Tim Donnelly bullet by advancing the much safer Neel Kashkari to a November...
| May 4, 2014
| 8:06 PM
John Duran gets the question over and over in his against-the-odds bid to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. People he meets on the campaign trail ask, "Where did you come from?"
The quick answer is West Hollywood....
| May 20, 2014
| 3:34 PM
On Tuesday, my native Pennsylvania became the latest state to have its ban on same-sex marriage declared unconstitutional by a judge. Like other jurists before him, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones cited (among other precedents) the Supreme Court’s...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:44 AM
It took decades before serious documentaries about the civil rights struggle of the 1960s began to appear.
But less than a year after some of the biggest victories in the fight for same-sex marriage, a social movement often compared to civil rights,...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:48 PM
Leaning on a sturdy walker for support, Madelynn Lee Taylor walked into the office of the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery with one simple goal.
Taylor is 74 years old, a veteran, widow and church deacon. She wanted to register for a niche in the...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
For years HBO and other television distributors, which play an instrumental role in every documentary's shelf life, could rent a theater for a week -- a tactic known as "four-walling"-- and quietly qualify docs for Academy Award consideration, thereby...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:07 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, are marking June as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender pride month.
From Wasserman Schultz:
This June, we...
| May 11, 2014
| 6:46 PM
The footballs boom off his foot, sailing high and far, the equivalent of 45, even 50 yards beyond a line of scrimmage. And when the kicker eases up a bit to concentrate on location, he rolls punts within three feet of each other.
If Chris Kluwe had...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:47 PM
If there is such a thing as an "average" congressional district, it is not California's 52nd.
Covering a northern swath of San Diego, along with the upscale suburbs of Poway and Coronado, the district is home to an impressive list of higher-education...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:42 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court is headed for change.
Dominated for decades by Republicans, the state's most powerful court may soon be remade by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown if, as expected, he wins another term.
Three of the court'...
| Apr 27, 2014
Last year's Proposition 8 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court changed the lives of many same-sex couples and their families in California for the better. But the political fallout from that decision is also having a profound and worrisome effect on the...