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  • More thoughts on Syria

     
    With remarkably little to show for a week of intensive lobbying, the last bit of leverage that Democrats expect the White House to use is this: Barack Obama’s presidency depends on it... the lead paragraph of President Obama’s last best......
  • Obamacare Urban Legend

     
    Ever since writing about Ronald Reagan and Obamacare last week, I've been hearing from readers who want to know why Congress exempted itself from the law. It's an urban legend. Rather than try to explain all the details here, I'll......
  • An iffy situation

     
    Wednesday's print column Hypothetically speaking, speculation might help What if we attack Syria? What if we don't? These are the biggest "what if?" questions on the planet right now. Yet the White House team tasked with handling them is showing......
  • Getting to 'Yes, but...' on the Zimmerman verdict

     
    The long overdue, productive conversation about race and justice in America, now sputtering to a start, is going to stall if we continue bickering over the acquittal of George Zimmerman. That quarrel is now pointless. Pointless because the jury has......
  • Melee during U.S. Motors strike

     
    Tear gas canisters explode as police break a barricade of pickets massed in front of the U.S. Motors plant on E. Slauson Ave....
  • Congress: Where members stand on guns, taxes, immigration and more?

     
    Sunday’s column – “The long, hard slog for straight answers” – attempted to get members of Congress to give straight answers to basic questions that readers and voters care about. You can see the chart – and the efforts...
  • Rachel Maddow hosts MSNBC documentary “Hubris: Selling the Iraq War”

     
    As we approach the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War, journalist Rachel Maddow looks at the key government decisions that led the United States into the war, through a new documentary called Hubris: Selling the Iraq War, premiering Feb....
  • Senate unanimously passes limits on law enforcement drone use

     
    TALLAHASSEE— Florida may become the pioneer state for imposing limits on drone usage. A bill that would restrict the use of drones by law enforcement has passed the Senate unanimously on Wednesday. The bill (SB 92) would allow law enforcement to use...
  • Grayson: Obama is ‘wrong’ in limiting Social Security COLA

     
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, R-Orlando, is leading the charge against President Barack Obama's budget proposal that would change the way government figures the (usually) annual cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security payments. In the budget released...
  • Could the House be any more hostile to Obama?

     
    The idea that Obama will make himself an early lame duck if Congress rejects his request to bomb Syria is ...easily belied by the fact that Congress probably isn’t going to do anything else anyhow.... Brian Beutler, SalonThough this breaking......
  • The Rhubarb Patch: A well-regulated militia, Part 2

     
    Part one of my email discussion with David Lombardo, founder and president of the Second Amendment Foundation for Education & Research, Shorewood, Ill. is here To David: I'm glad that gun-owners are getting training and I have no beef with......
  • Judge rules against Oakland in medical marijuana lawsuit

     
    A U.S. magistrate judge on Thursday sided with federal prosecutors in dismissing a lawsuit by the city of Oakland that challenged as illegal federal attempts to shutter the nation’s largest medical marijuana dispensary. In filing the suit last...