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Church leaders said they support some anti-discrimination laws for gays and lesbians. But they also want to protect “religious freedom.”
House Republicans want to give their newest members a chance to voice their opposition to the Affordable Care Act.
Can Greece's new leftist government lift the country out of its economic wreckage or, by resisting its creditors, will it only make things worse?
This short documentary shows a 24-hour bus line in Silicon Valley, which the region’s homeless use as a shelter at night.
Political etiquette, what there is of it, decrees that after getting arrested, a politician should step down.
Don't blame the government for Alberto Nisman's death. Look instead to Argentina's corrupt and violent past.
In 2010-13, the percentage of younger people owning part of a new business dropped to 3.6% from 6.1%.
A new study shows that Mr. Obama needs a ‘Seinfeld’ epiphany.
Players like Nadal and the Williams sisters show excellent footwork when protecting their income.
But the middle-class should realize they’re where the money is.
Investors are whipsawed as central bankers pursue devaluation.
A victory for shale producers is a win for everyone.
Only a few months ago, it looked as if Republicans had recaptured their old claim to be the party of ideas, especially on the economic issue that has seized the attention of most Americans: the stagnation of middle-class incomes.
Last year saw more U.S. measles cases than in any other year in nearly the last quarter century, and 2015 isn't looking a whole lot better, after someone at Disneyland infected people who infected other people in what has become a seven-state outbreak. Measles vaccines have been around for 50...
In early January, a federal judge overturned a decade-old California law that took effect in July 2012. The law banned the sale of foie gras,
On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings on President Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch to be U.S. attorney general. Soon after, the Armed Services Committee will take up the nomination of Ashton Carter to be secretary of Defense. These nominations — and...
A Los Angeles City Council committee this week rejected the recommendation of an independent expert panel as well as the decision by the Recreation and Parks Commission to pick entertainment giant Live Nation as the new operator of the city-owned Greek Theatre. Instead, the committee voted to...
Unvaccinated teenagers have been sent home from school for as long as three weeks. Dozens of babies who may have been exposed to measles have been placed in quarantine. One in four of the more than 73 Californians infected has required hospitalization. It's getting hard to keep up with how many...
Cathleen O'Connell, the PBS documentarian, cut right to the core with her first question about the Leopold and Loeb case from 1924: "Why among all brutal murders was this one called 'crime of the century'?"
Monday in an online chat, a reader sent in a great question that inadvertently clarified some things I've been thinking about lately. "Is it just me, or is the word 'awesome' overused?" this person wrote. "When something is described as 'awesome' these days, it probably isn't awesome. Why do...
On Feb. 24, Chicago voters will be asked to choose among five candidates for mayor. One of them is Rahm Emanuel. The other four are not.
The descent of American presidents from George Washington to Ulysses S. Grant, argued the 19th century writer Henry Adams, was enough to raise doubts about the theory of evolution. Anyone looking to debunk Darwin today could find ample evidence in the behavior of travelers going through airport...
I admire the passion and eloquence of perennial mayoral candidate William "Dock" Walls.
As Americans, we like to believe the rule of law in our country is respected and fairly applied, and that only those who commit crimes of fraud or violence are punished and imprisoned. But the reality is often different. It is surprisingly easy for otherwise law-abiding citizens to run afoul of...
Is this the beginning of the end for austerity?The day after the Greek left-wing party Syriza impressively won the country’s latest election, the Financial Times ran the following headline: “Greek leftists’ victory throws down challenge to euro establishment . . . Inspiration for similar parties across continent.”Read full article >>
What went wrong for the U.S.-backed government in Yemen, and what are the consequences for counterterrorism operations there against al-Qaeda’s most dangerous affiliate? Both questions have disturbing answers. Read full article >>
Oh, the debt. Yawn. How passe. How 2009.Once, President Obama held a summit on fiscal responsibility (2009). Once, he gave an entire speech devoted to the subject (2011). Once, his State of the Union addresses (2010, 2011, 2013) were studded with double-digit references to the problem of sky-high deficits and lingering mountains of debt.Read full article >>
When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A — Sarah Palin.This isn’t to say that Palin was part of the war on women, though many Democrats would say so. Rather, she was one of the war’s most conspicuous victims — fragged, you might say, by her own troops. Read full article >>
“Yes, there have been a couple of stumbles,” John Boehner acknowledged Tuesday.The House speaker had spoken with dry understatement. What has happened since Republicans took full control of Congress three weeks ago has been less a stumble than a pratfall involving the legislative equivalent of a banana peel, flailing arms, an upended bookcase, torn drapes and a slide across a laden banquet table into a wedding cake. Read full article >>
“Did you hear the class warfare bell being sounded tonight?” That question, posed by Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) last Tuesday, effectively summed up the response to the State of the Union address on the political right, where President Obama’s proposals to help the middle class are being childishly compared to gifts from Santa Claus.Read full article >>
State laws magnify the problem.   
Inflexible mandates threaten the health of children.   
An African-American entrepreneur on why Silicon Valley needs to shift the conversation.   
What the Koch brothers' political network says with its $889 million.   
Countries, like terrorists, try to force us into self-censorship. We must resist.   
Your family's right to be sick ends where public health begins.   
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