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  • Ronald Reagan wasn't prescient in health care warning

    One of my regular correspondents sent me a video the other day that featured Ronald Reagan predicting that the United States was on the dire path to socialized medicine. The video clip actually comes from the Michael Moore movie "Sicko," but the...
  • Lazarus: GOP will stop at nothing to deny Obama his due on healthcare reform

    Lazarus: GOP will stop at nothing to deny Obama his due on healthcare reform
    "All of this would be funny if it weren't so crazy." That was President Obama commenting the other day about some of the irresponsible, outlandish and just plain idiotic things critics have been saying about the Affordable Care Act. We've now...
  • Herman Bank dies at 96; engineer designed collapsible surfboard

    Herman Bank dies at 96; engineer designed collapsible surfboard
    As one of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory "rocket boys," engineer Herman Bank had already helped launch the Space Age when wobbly surfboards strapped atop his station wagon in the early 1960s led him to another design frontier. After securing his cargo...
  • Art preview: An ancient 'bill of human rights' at the Getty Villa

    Art preview: An ancient 'bill of human rights' at the Getty Villa
    "I am Cyrus, king of the universe, the great king, the powerful king, king of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters of the world...." So says the wedge-shaped cuneiform script on the little Cyrus Cylinder, one of the most...
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap, episode 303: 'Walk With Me'

    'The Walking Dead' recap, episode 303: 'Walk With Me'
    Wait, I thought the Governor was supposed to be some super a-hole, like in the comic books, where he was a raping, murdering, torturing psychopath? In Sunday night's episode of The Walking Dead, we finally meet the gov', and he comes across as a stand-up...
  • Not so nonprofit: 34 top charity execs earn $1 million or more

    At the very top, at least, there is some profit in the nonprofit world. The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual executive compensation study, released Tuesday, said 34 of the top execs of some of the nation's biggest charities and foundations made $1...
  • BioWatch stands at a crossroads

    WASHINGTON -- Year after year, health officials meeting at invitation-only government conferences leveled with one another about BioWatch, the nation's system for detecting deadly pathogens that might be unleashed into the air by terrorists. They...
  • Verily, Christians disagree on immigration reform [Blowback]

    Verily, Christians disagree on immigration reform [Blowback]
    Imagine a major Christian leader citing Scripture while writing about marriage, abortion, divorce or sexual abstinence in a commentary published by a mainstream newspaper. Imagine him encouraging reforms that "reflect biblical principles," noting that...
  • Why scholars are challenging Howard Zinn and Diana West

    Why scholars are challenging Howard Zinn and Diana West
    Left-wing historian Howard Zinn -- author of the perennially popular “A People’s History of the United States” -- has long been criticized by other historians on the left, a number of whom have publicly challenged both his facts and...
  • Social Security boosted by immigration bill, chief actuary says

    WASHINGTON -- The bipartisan Senate immigration proposal would provide a boost to the Social Security fund, its chief actuary said Wednesday, as more immigrants come out of the underground economy and begin paying taxes. The assessment of the bill’...
  • Senate bill would reduce illegal immigration, budget office says

    Senate bill would reduce illegal immigration, budget office says
    WASHINGTON -- Future illegal immigration to the U.S. could be cut in half by the Senate-approved bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, according to a new analysis Wednesday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The new...