| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:45 AM
As a businessman I read The Sun to be informed and educated, not for snide and misinformed comments such as those in commentator Matt Patterson's piece on the nomination of Thomas Perez as labor secretary ("Why do we need a labor department?" March 22)....
| Oct 28, 2012
| 7:30 AM
You can't blame federal workers if they're feeling like a punching bag for politicians these days.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney rallies supporters with claims that federal workers are overcompensated by as much as 40 percent. The...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 5:36 PM
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...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:07 AM
Win or lose for Barack Obama, this election is on track to weirdly settle several highly controversial political issues. Here are some rather bold and not-so-bold predictions about the future:
1. All-white parties are over. The Republicans have managed...
| Nov 12, 2012
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...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 3:31 PM
RUTH CARROLL MACDOUGALL McCARTIN passed away on November 4, 2012 in Dana Point, California. She was born in Redwood Falls, Minnesota on December 17, 1925, attended Redwood Falls schools and graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota in...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 6:00 AM
In his recent press conference, President Barack Obama again claimed his plan to reduce the deficit and avoid the fiscal cliff would mean that "97 percent of small businesses are not going to see their taxes go up." But this is, to put it politely,...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 9:43 AM
More than $100,000 was raised at the Laguna Playhouse California Dreamin' fundraiser held Nov. 16 at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa in Dana Point.
Founded in 1920, the Playhouse may be one of the oldest continuously operating theaters on the West...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 9:40 AM
From #SaveBigBird and #womeninbinders, to #Lauerfail and #DrunkDianeSawyer, it seems like we are awash in stories with hashtags these days --stories about the 140-character wonders of Twitter and their impact on media and politics.
And while there is...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Watch out, folks, this could get bumpy.
With the release Monday of a proposal, or something approximating one, from House Republican leaders on a way to avert the "fiscal cliff," we now have the opening positions from both parties, neither of which...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Jim DeMint, the Tea Party kingmaker who announced his resignation from the U.S. Senate Thursday to head a Washington-based conservative think tank, left an indelible mark on the world of Pennsylvania politics.
It was DeMint, who during the infancy of...