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  • 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...
  • Commencement speakers strive to inspire, entertain

    Commencement speakers strive to inspire, entertain
    Expectations are high for this year's commencement speakers at Maryland universities — an august crew that includes the Obamas and their team of writers as well as funnyman Bill Cosby and Hollywood director Jason Winer. But to stand out — or...
  • “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...
  • Around Town: Yippee Skippy

    It was a warm Wednesday morning in the foothills, the sprinklers were on, a few hours after sunrise. I walked along Foothill Boulevard with Miss Audrey Hepburn, our black Lab mix rescue dog from the Pasadena Humane Society. Suddenly, Miss Hepburn began...
  • Anatomy of an Afghan war tragedy

    Anatomy of an Afghan war tragedy
    Nearly three miles above the rugged hills of central Afghanistan, American eyes silently tracked two SUVs and a pickup truck as they snaked down a dirt road in the pre-dawn darkness. The vehicles, packed with people, were 3 1/2 miles from a dozen U.S....