| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In “Election Night, Part 1,” the penultimate episode of Season 2 of HBO's The Newsroom, it is, indeed, election night 2012, the culmination of two largely wasted years of presidential campaigning, with Barack Obama soon to hand Mitt Romney his...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:05 PM
USC is not revealing how much it is paying David H. Petraeus, the former four-star U.S. Army general and Central Intelligence Agency chief, for the part-time position he is starting this fall as a lecturer and as a mentor to students who are veterans....
| Jun 30, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Paula Deen has just paid the biggest price in the history of the universe for using a bad word.
Her network and just about every last business partner have dumped her. The best guess is that her annual income will drop from about $17 million to around $7...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Journalist Michael Hastings, who died last week in a fiery single-car crash in Hancock Park, was not working on a story about Florida socialite Jill Kelley, his wife said.
Elise Jordan posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday morning: "To correct the...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:14 PM
As President Barack Obama contemplates his many bad options in Syria, he may want to consider the Aspin Doctrine, an argument for intervention abroad made by President Clinton’s first secretary of defense, Les Aspin.
In 1993, the Clinton...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:24 AM
WASHINGTON – During the weeks before he was killed in a car crash in Los Angeles, reporter Michael Hastings was researching a story about a privacy lawsuit brought by Florida socialite Jill Kelley against the Department of Defense and the FBI....
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that journalist Michael Hastings, who died in an auto crash this week, was never under investigation by the agency. Hastings' stories about figures in the military and intelligence community have fueled...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Some people read military history for the technical details--why General X failed to match Hanibal's pincer movement at Cannae. Others, like me, dip into it to see how individuals and societies respond to circumstances of immense stress.
| Dec 24, 2012
| 9:44 PM
President Barack Obama was Time's Person of the Year. And CNN viewers, in an online poll, have picked him the most intriguing person of the year, the cable channel revealed Monday morning. The runners-up, from No. 2 to 10, were schoolgirl/activist...
| Feb 20, 2013
Last August, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and then-CIA Director David H. Petraeus proposed that the United States change its policy and send weapons and other aid to the rebels fighting the Syrian government. Defense Secretary Leon E....
| May 2, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Employees at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power earned average total pay of nearly $100,000 in 2011 -- more than 50% higher than the average total pay of all other city employees, a Times analysis of payroll data found.
That pay is also about...