| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:37 AM
I’ve noticed that people tend to pay more attention if you can somehow work a sports theme into your message. It’s no accident that politicians lard their language with stomach-turning clichés like “home run,” “full-court...
| 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.
| 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 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...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Absent from the discussion about whether former Senator Chuck Hagel would make a good secretary of defense is any focus on lessons learned from personal factors like combat in war, as well as loyalty to the president.
As I was grousing about this, my...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 5:28 PM
A Costa Mesa man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges that he posessed the makings of explosives.
Baylor Maggenti, 66, had materials commonly used to make pipe bombs, prosecutors said.
He has been charged with felony counts of intent to...
| Dec 22, 2012
1. A dropped pass and a missed field goal keep Joe Flacco and the Ravens out of the Super Bowl.
2. Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson becomes Mr. Super PAC by pumping millions into Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign.
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:12 AM
A rare phenomenon occurred on Capitol Hill the other day when two ranking officials of the Obama administration testified that they had differed with the president they still served over providing arms to the rebels in Syria seeking to oust dictator...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Andy Warhol famously said that "in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes." With the dawn of Internet, Twitter and other social media, Warhol's future may be now.
The average Facebook subscriber averages more than 100 "friends." And Dan...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the former commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan whose nomination to lead NATO was delayed last year while investigators probed his e-mails to a Florida socialite, has retired from the military.