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  • Bids to shorten prison terms get bipartisan support (and opposition)

    WASHINGTON — For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts. In 1988, that hard-line stance helped sink the presidential...
  • Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture

    Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture
    When he was a young man, Hobie Alter had a clear vision of his future: He didn't want a job that would require hard-soled shoes, and he didn't want to work east of Pacific Coast Highway. He succeeded. The son of a second-generation orange grower,...
  • Blame women's unhappiness on feminism? Sure, say conservative gals

    Blame women's unhappiness on feminism? Sure, say conservative gals
    Has feminism made women miserable? Oh God, are we really having this discussion? Yes, we are. That, in fact, was the gist of an all-female panel discussion at the conservative Heritage Foundation which chose to "celebrate" Women’s History...
  • Obama seeks to expand overtime pay to millions of Americans

    WASHINGTON — Millions of American workers could qualify for expanded overtime pay under a new push by President Obama to review existing Labor Department regulations, part of his election-year strategy to use executive authority to bypass Congress...
  • Meet today's right-wing political football: The Ex-Im Bank

    The new House majority leader, Republican Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, wasted no time this week establishing his bona fides with the right wing of his party. He went on "Fox News Sunday" to declare that he was in favor of shutting down the Export-Import...
  • Republican Party infighting threatens renewal of Export-Import Bank

    The House Republican leadership shakeup has revived a conservative-led push to terminate the nation's Export-Import Bank, testing the GOP's traditional alliance with business groups. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who lost his seat earlier...
  • Shift in GOP leadership leaves Export-Import Bank at risk of closing

    Shift in GOP leadership leaves Export-Import Bank at risk of closing
    For 80 years, an obscure federal agency has helped Boeing Co., General Electric Co. and thousands of other U.S. firms sell products abroad. But a sudden change in the House Republican leadership has put the Export-Import Bank at risk of going out of...
  • I doubted Heritage could run a 'straight' news site. I was right.

    I doubted Heritage could run a 'straight' news site. I was right.
    Back in May, the right-wing Heritage Foundation launched the Daily Signal, which it said would be a paragon of nonpartisan "just true, straight-down-the-middle journalism."   I placed this in the you-gotta-be-kidding-me category. And this week, the...
  • Stephanie Kwolek dies at 90; DuPont researcher helped develop Kevlar

    Stephanie Kwolek, the DuPont Co. scientist whose research on polymers in the 1960s led to the creation of Kevlar, the light, super-strong synthetic fabric used in bulletproof vests and body armor credited with saving thousands of lives, has died. She...
  • In devising a plan in Iraq, U.S. looks to its Yemen model

    In devising a plan in Iraq, U.S. looks to its Yemen model
    As they plan their response to the crisis in Iraq, President Obama and his top aides are hoping to replicate elements of an often-overlooked and relatively successful U.S. military operation in another war-ravaged Middle East nation: Yemen. An...
  • Tax credits for working families [Editorial]

    Tax credits for working families  [Editorial]
    Class, here's a pop quiz on Washington's view of economics. Who gave the following unsolicited endorsements of the Earned Income Tax Credit, the refundable federal tax credit for low and moderate income workers? The program gives "families flexibility...