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  • Afghanistan's innocent victims

    Afghanistan's innocent victims
    I used to think of Vice President Joseph Biden as a nice guy. Good old Joe. Down-to-earth, nice sense of humor, great family man. But last year I read the Bob Woodward book on "Obama's Wars." His account of Mr. Biden's meeting with Afghanistan president...
  • Entertainment meets education

    Entertainment meets education
    Pasadena boasts a bounty of entertainment options, but only one offers the opportunity to spend an evening picking some of the most interesting brains in art, science, politics and entertainment. This high-minded cultural event is the Distinguished...
  • Carnett: Others' histories stand as great inspirations

    I was led quite by accident last week to peruse a pair of highly absorbing memoirs. That's the nice thing about being retired. You have time to indulge your reading passions, from selections on the latest bestseller lists to enduring works you've long...
  • Poorer Americans 'Trapped In World The Gun Nuts Have Made'

    In the aftermath of the Newtown shootings, the national conversation on gun control is supposedly getting serious. To me, it looks like both sides are sticking to their familiar entrenchments. Still, there are glimmers of hope that some common-sense gun...
  • “Black Ops” makes tactical move on Military Channel

     
    They work in secrecy, but their exploits are legendary. Around the world, elite special operations units — “black ops” — carry out high-risk missions with little or no recognition. In a new series on Military Channel, premiering...
  • ‘60 Minutes’ profiles Barcelona soccer team; David Letterman talks to Oprah Winfrey

     
    In Sunday news programming on national networks: ***Bob Simon of CBS' “60 Minutes” profiles Barcelona's professional soccer team, considered by many the best ever in the sport's 150-year history. Simon talks to star forward Lionel Messi, who...
  • Nancy Pelosi on ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’; Paul Ryan on ‘Meet the Press’

     
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaks Thursday on Capitol Hill about her bill to ban assault weapons. Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The weekend political discussion starts on HBO's “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Maher...
  • Jay Leno insulting his NBC bosses is kind of insulting

     
    One thing you can say for Jay Leno, his chin isn’t his only huge physical attribute. You gotta be impressed by a guy whose paycheck is in the several-kajillion-dollar range and can nevertheless stand on a stage in front of......
  • Mailbag: City needs to project a better image

    Is Glendale so bereft of any culture or other activities to publicize that the only thing we can think of to hang on poles all over town is "No smoking" and "Seat belt your child in their seats" banners? Do we have to be reminded by these fairly ugly...
  • Mailbag: Ramani deserved harsher punishment

    The Fair Political Practices Commission is an embarrassment, engaging in a full investigation, convicting Sunder Ramani of 33 direct campaign violations ("Report: Ramani campaign erred, Sept. 3) and simply slapping him on the hand and saying don't do it...
  • "Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre" by Heather Cox Richardson

    "Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre" by Heather Cox Richardson
    "Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre" By Heather Cox Richardson Basic Books, 392 pages, $28.95 Heather Cox Richardson’s superb new book should come labeled: Warning! Reading the contents may lead to depression. A...