Nov 15, 2014
John Doar died last week at the age of 92. If there was a Greatest Generation, he was one of its greatest men.
Oct 25, 2014
There is no shortage of bad news for President Obama, but history may be kinder to the man.
Oct 9, 2014
I could be mad at Vice President Joe Biden, who has been here in Los Angeles for two days and tied up traffic for miles at a time. But it's hard. He's just too nice a guy, even if he talks too much -- and worse, these days, tells the truth.
Sep 30, 2014
It is something of a cliche to quote George Santayana one more time, saying, "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." But for folks of my age, ignorant repetition has been a constant in our lives. And, of course, it is happening again right now.
Aug 29, 2014
Labor Day is a farce. Even public employees -- read Wisconsin! -- are losing what security America offers. At the minimum, the first Monday in September should be called "Reagan Day."
Aug 23, 2014
The presidency is not what it seems or what we (and the president) wish it were.
Aug 7, 2014
The minority leader and the speaker have done their best to prevent the president from presiding, and they have done even more to prevent the Congress from legislating or fulfilling most of its other constitutional duties.
Aug 2, 2014
Debate and commentary about the rising tide of income inequality in the United States is remindful of Jesse Jackson's presidential campaigns in the 1980s when he kept preaching about boats stuck on the bottom.
Jul 19, 2014
Last Monday, a chartered flight took 38 mothers and children, who had been held in a detention center in Artesia, N.M., to San Pedro Sula in Honduras.
Jul 12, 2014
This is a column about "Big Data" and a new way to predict the results of presidential elections for the next 20 years.
Jul 1, 2014
I have never been much of a fan of the journalistic self-examination practiced by folks identified as "ombudsman" or "public editor." I changed my mind Sunday.
Jun 21, 2014
A number of new studies and analyses are indicating that Americans, who once chose neighborhoods that reflected their own ethnicity and religion, are now moving to places where they feel ideologically comfortable -- a development that will make American politics even more polarized than it already is.