| Aug 15, 2012
This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details. The fantasies of a UC Irvine professor who allegedly typed up detailed emails about killing students at the high school his son attended should be taken seriously, like those......
| Mar 16, 2013
Lawyers for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles are seeking to postpone upcoming sexual abuse trials or relocate them to a courthouse 200 miles away because they don't believe they can get a fair trial in Southern California. The church's request......
| Apr 8, 2009
Today's topic: Richard Poplawski, the alleged gunman in the April 4 Pittsburgh shootings, reportedly obtained his weapons legally. Jiverly Wong, who killed 13 people in New York state on April 4, also bought his guns legally, having passed background...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 5:30 PM
In today’s political climate, there’s nothing more radical than a raging moderate, and nothing more unusual than an outspoken centrist. Moderates and centrists have no place to sit in the noisome cafeteria of modern politics, an endless battle...
| Jun 14, 2009
Blood and Politics
The History of the White
Nationalist Movement From the Margins to the Mainstream
Farrar, Straus & Giroux:
622 pp., $35
This April, when the Department of Homeland Security issued a report titled "Rightwing...
| Apr 17, 2009
According to House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Department of Homeland Security has defamed veterans of the U.S. armed forces by concluding in an internal memo that some returning service members might be susceptible to the propaganda of...
| Sep 13, 2009
In the open desert outside Baiji, Iraq, a naked man with a thick black beard crouched in the dust of a railroad culvert at twilight. Hours before, he had been mumbling and praying in Arabic. Now he spoke few words. Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna stood...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 7:39 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — Students at Corona del Mar High School on Friday were encouraged to write thank you letters to one another and to not e-mail or text them.
The request was made in honor of Rachel Joy Scott, the first student killed in the...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 4:52 PM
Dogs have always offered me a kind of unexplainable comfort.
I can't exactly put my finger on why; but their adorable laziness, unabashed friendliness and constant happiness just puts me at ease.
In high school, I spent my Saturdays volunteering with...
| Aug 6, 2010
| 8:15 PM
The Dove World Outreach Center, a church in Gainesville, Fla., will mark the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by hosting an "International Burn a Koran Day" event on church property. A Facebook page created for the upcoming event proclaims...
| May 2, 2011
| 4:09 AM
Pat Shanower of Naperville lost her son on 9/11. Naval Commander Dan F. Shanower, 40, was killed in the Pentagon, and while his mother never gave up believing that Osama bin Laden would be found, she said the importance of the al Qaeda leader’s...