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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....
  • 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...
  • Weary sigh, part two

     
    There are almost too many schemes to list. But President Obama’s worst center around:… a thinly-veiled national gun registration scheme hidden under the guise of ‘background checks’ to ensure federal government minders gain every...
  • Straight answers on crooked pols

     
    Making sense of our messy laws on when ex-cons can run for office Wednesday's print column News item: As a convicted felon, former West Side Ald. Isaac "Ike" Carothers (right) is barred by law from running again for a seat......
  • The Week in Pictures | June 24 – 30, 2013

     
    The Week in Pictures from around the world....
  • 'We can't make extortion a routine part of our democracy'

     
    So said President Obama yesterday. And I agree. The Republicans are calling for "negotiations," as though both side have some changes they'd like to implement -- some new policies or regulations or tax-code alterations -- and the usual sorts of......