| May 8, 2014
| 12:45 PM
"Documented," the first-person account by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, trails his impressive campaign for passage of the Dream Act path to citizenship for some of the 11 million immigrants in the United States without legal...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:06 PM
Denisse Rojas earned a biology degree from UC Berkeley and has set her sights on medical school. But one big obstacle stands in her way.
To practice medicine in California, doctors must obtain a license from the state, and applicants are required to...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Congress has fled Washington for a five-week summer recess, but don't fret about all of the serious problems left unresolved in their absence. It won't make any difference. Under Speaker John Boehner, members of the 113th Congress accomplish as much out...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:31 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley, a presidential hopeful, has taken on yet another "pop issue," proposing that we provide foster care to several thousand unaccompanied Central American minors, lest they be sent to "certain death." He has also championed abolition...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Brian E. Frosh, a veteran state senator from Montgomery County who championed gun control and environmental protection, defeated two opponents to win Tuesday's Democratic primary for Maryland attorney general.
Frosh, 67, who had trailed in early polls...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:15 PM
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's decision to veer right on immigration reform may have contributed to his stunning defeat this week, a leading Republican pollster said Friday.
The defeated Virginia congressman, faced with his GOP challenger's attack...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Ready for a "Ready for Martin" movement?
This isn't quite that, but a California congressman has taken on a leadership role with the budding political organization of Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a potential challenger to former Secretary of State...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky are the first would-be contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination to go mano-a-mano.
The fight is sharply drawn. In an op-ed in The Washington Post, Perry warned of a growing...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:19 AM
I was on my way to a meeting on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley years ago when a man hawking the socialist Workers Vanguard newspaper stopped me. The headline screamed, "Open Admissions!" In other words, the prestigious University...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Fortunately for some high school seniors, it's not a huge problem if they forget their password when they're applying to college online; their school counselor keeps them in a little gray box on her bookshelf.
By no means is this the only measure Andrea...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:33 PM
This is the lead of a story The Times ran the other day about a Fourth of July swearing-in ceremony for new U.S. citizens presided over by President Obama:
“Kamar Osei Harris joined the U.S. Air Force last fall for the reasons most service members...