| Oct 20, 2012
| 12:26 PM
As I drove by the old Playhouse cinema on 25th Street in Baltimore the other day, I thought of the hapless fellow I encountered on the screen there in the 1970s — Nino, the lead character in "Bread and Chocolate," a comedy about a poor Italian...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 9:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- We shouldn't be talking about this silliness -- Big Bird, "bull -- er," or a girl's "first time."
We should be talking about The Issues, we keep telling ourselves. But in the waning days of the presidential campaign, these are the issues --...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 4:06 PM
The still uncertain impact of losing local redevelopment has prompted a major reshuffling of job titles and salaries at Burbank City Hall.
Burbank's redevelopment agency had directly funded 25 full-time employees, said Community Development Director...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 3:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the income gap between rich and poor widens, a majority of Americans say the growing divide is bad for the country and believe that wealthy people are paying too little in taxes, according to a new survey.
The poll released...
| Sep 2, 2012
The Chinatown War
Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871
Oxford University Press: 272 pp., $29.95
You know about the 1965 Watts riots (34 deaths) and the 1992 Los Angeles riots (53 deaths)....
| Jun 20, 2012
Rarely in history has the cause of a major economic problem been so clear, yet have so few been willing to see it.
The major reason this recovery has been so anemic is not Europe's debt crisis. It's not, as right-wing economists tell us, because taxes...
| Sep 25, 2011
Let's talk briefly about a term that's sweeping the nation: "class warfare."
Aside from sounding like a potentially awesome video game, class warfare is, according to the Internet, a "conflict between social or economic classes, especially between the...