What was I doing in America, when there was another land and a people that rightfully claimed me?
The Justice Department’s plan to reinvigorate the clemency power to deal with thousands of people who were sentenced under harsh drug laws is encouraging news.
Despite all kinds of planning, a campaign to fight the cholera epidemic is not going well.
A panel of outside experts gave sound ideas on how to limit patronage in the agency. The time to put them into practice is right.
The gutsy government of this neighbor to Ukraine and Romania needs Western support as Russia gets poised to make a move.
Fifty years after the 1964 New York World’s Fair, many predictions were not that far off.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation exists to impose price controls and limit payments to providers.
Seeking an answer to messianic secularism and homicidal Islamic fundamentalism.
Obama now calls for reforming his bleeding college loan program.
Authoritarians at home tend to be more bellicose abroad.
Foreigners won't budge if Obama won't press Democrats in Congress.
Republicans need to respond to the falsehoods propagated by his Senate Majority PAC attack ads.
A boost in minimum wage would allow residents to use a smaller percentage of their income on rent — in a city that ranks first in the U.S. in a comparison of median income and median rent.The most fundamental problem Los Angeles faces is that a huge number of Angelenos can't even afford to live here. Their pay is too low; their rent is too high.
Analysis finds home prices are rising at an unsustainable rate and that many mortgages would not perform well under economic stress.Even though the recent financial crisis is barely in the rearview mirror, risk is starting to build once again in both the U.S. mortgage and housing markets.
The Nevada cattle rancher is not a man of principle but a bad loser. He should be made to pay grazing fees.Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is being portrayed by some as a man of principle, an iconoclast who should be admired for his willingness to stand up to the federal government. But in fact he's a petty scofflaw who seems to think that he has the right to pick and choose which rules must be obeyed.
Plenty of Russia's neighbors are worried. And Article 61 of Russia's Constitution leaves him a world of room in which to maneuver.After Russia's recent actions in Ukraine, it's no surprise that other countries bordering Russia are wondering where they stand on Vladimir Putin's shopping list. That they are on the list is a given.
Though the Supreme Court declared state laws banning consensual same-sex relations unconstitutional, between 2011 and 2014, 12 men were arrested in Louisiana under its remaining anti-sodomy laws.Even as the United States continues its historic move toward fairness and equity for gay people, antiquated anti-sodomy laws remain on the books in a dozen states. Theoretically, these laws were rendered unenforceable by the Supreme Court's 2003 ruling in Lawrence vs. Texas, but apparently not everyone has received that message.
City officials should find out what it would take to persuade AT&T to upgrade its network here.AT&T's announcement that it might extend ultra-high-speed broadband service to Los Angeles and dozens of other communities across the country was greeted with no small amount of skepticism from the digital punditocracy. "Don't celebrate yet," warned Ars Technica. "More hype than hope," suggested Latin Post. And there does seem to be a bit of gamesmanship going on between AT&T and Google, which has also made a habit of announcing potential, rather than actual, deployments of gigabit-speed Internet services.
If freshmen stay on track, they graduateData suggests that if freshmen stay on track, they graduate.
John Wrana was already bleeding to death, but he didn't know it. He would die several hours later.
U.S. Supreme Court defers to votersTuesday's decision had the distinct feel of a compromise.
As long as a single member of the middle class survives, its creed will be with us: an unwavering faith that, come what may, hard work is the surest path to a better tomorrow.
Everyone knows Obamacare is the most illegal, unconstitutional law to ever legally pass through both houses of Congress and be declared constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Will being a grandmother help or hurt Hillary Clinton's chances in the 2016 election?
Twenty years ago, half of America’s dozen largest cities had Republican mayors. Today, just one does. Of the 30 largest U.S. cities, 26 have Democratic mayors — the greatest partisan imbalance perhaps since the presidency of James Monroe, when the nation had only one political party. Read full article >>
CHICAGO The Democrats’ biggest strategic challenge in maintaining control of the Senate involves motivating the party’s base while simultaneously attracting swing and even Republican voters in contests being waged in conservative states. Read full article >>
Statesmen eulogized Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel García Márquez, who died at age 87 on April 17. “The world has lost one of its greatest visionary writers — and one of my favorites from the time I was young,” President Obama said; he called the author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” “a representative and voice for the people of the Americas.” Juan Manuel Santos, president of García Márquez’s native country, hailed him as “the greatest Colombian of all time.” Read full article >>
Recently, Barack Obama — a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment — spoke at the University of Michigan. He came to that very friendly venue — in 2012, he received 67 percent of the vote in Ann Arbor’s county — after visiting a local sandwich shop, where a muse must have whispered in the presidential ear. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had recently released his budget, so Obama expressed his disapproval by calling it, for the benefit of his academic audience, a “meanwich” and a “stinkburger.” Read full article >>
President Obama landed in Japan on Wednesday night and delivered an important message on behalf of the American people. “That’s some good sushi right there,” he said. Indeed it was. The president had just dined at Sukiyabashi Jiro, where the Michelin three-star chef, octogenarian sushi master Jiro Ono, was featured in the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.” Read full article >>
Matthew Gentzkow is the man who explained why the media are like ice cream. Gentzkow, who teaches at the University of Chicago, has just won the John Bates Clark Medal for an outstanding American economist under 40 (he’s 38). He has some interesting ideas about the modern media, which he culled by studying traditional media. Namely, newspapers. Read full article >>
When education gets politicized, the first casualty is student welfare.
As we have seen in Obamacare, Washington believes it knows better than the states.
A former president and former mayor risked their careers to do the right thing.
Satirical Twitter accounts of famous people under fire. But, hey, that's free speech.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court upheld states' bans on the use of affirmative action in college admissions.
Scandals show that the agency still has too few checks and balances.