| Dec 21, 2011
At first blush, the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il would appear to have little in common with Keith Olbermann, Steve Jobs and Moammar Gadhafi. (Well, maybe a little in common with Gadhafi. But stay with us here for a minute.)
Despite their distinct...
| Dec 23, 2011
Perhaps there has been nothing more baffling to American eyes than the photographs of hordes of obviously grief-stricken North Koreans mourning the death of their 69-year-old dictator, Kim Jong Il. Under his reign and that of his father, the people of the...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 10:15 AM
So "Re-electing President Obama in 2012 would be a disaster for America"? (Readers respond, June 10.) Yeah right, and Osama bin Laden's death was a great tragedy to freedom lovers everywhere.
The only looming disaster in 2012 is the possibility...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 8:42 AM
As President Obama makes his final decision on a schedule for drawing down the number of troops in Afghanistan, members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, meeting in Baltimore, voted overwhelmingly on Monday to urge him to end the wars there and in Iraq as...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 8:40 AM
Fox News' Bill O'Reilly last night continued his hip hop-themed debate series -- this time against Lupe Fiasco, the influential Chicago rapper who recently called President Barack Obama the country's "biggest terrorist."
After losing (in my estimation)...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 12:10 PM
It isn't often that the U.S. Conference of Mayors expresses its collective opinion on an issue of foreign policy. The last time the group did so was in 1971, when it called on the president and Congress to end the war in Vietnam. So it was significant...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 4:53 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday sought to allay concerns that a local aviation firm might be the target of Al Qaeda.
Schiff said the FBI confirmed that Pasadena’s AeroVironment Inc., which makes the unmanned drone planes used by the U.S....
| Aug 7, 2011
Nearly a decade after the events of 9/11, the backlash against Islamic Americans shows signs of worsening. Not even the death of Osama bin Laden earlier this year has had much impact on the growing anxiety of those who can't seem to distinguish between...
| Aug 16, 2011
On Saturday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry got into the race for the GOP presidential nomination, and within 24 hours, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty got out.
Perry didn't exactly chase Pawlenty out of the race; the Iowa straw poll (in which T-Paw finished a...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 10:05 AM
Are you ready for some … Tweeting?
It used to be enough to have a beer in hand and a bowl of chips in reach to watch a football game. Now it is a juggling act with drink, snacks and a smartphone.
A recent survey on sports and social media showed...
| Sep 3, 2011
The 10th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon arrives a week from Sunday — I don't think I need to tell you the date — and as might be expected, television is all over it. Our decimal culture encourages comment,...