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Almanac

March 21, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, March 21, the 81st day of 2016. There are 285 days left in the year. more »»

Political Promises

March 19, 2016 NEW YORK — Democrats trash businesses. But if businesses promised things the way politicians do, the owners would be jailed for fraud. It’s not legal to promise more than you can deliver. more »»

What if the FBI is onto Hillary Clinton?

March 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — What if Hillary Clinton is in legal hot water and she knows it but won’t admit it? What if she has decided to go on the offensive and make her case that she did nothing unlawful with he... more »»

Almanac

March 19, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, March 19, the 79th day of 2016. There are 287 days left in the yea. more »»

A political year desperate for humor

March 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Boy, do I miss Ronald Reagan’s robust sense of self-confidence, which enabled him to use self-deprecating humor to confound his political adversaries. more »»

Nancy with the laughing face

March 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Why does it take death to bring us together? Why not life? Watching Nancy Reagan’s funeral on television, the front-row tableau was a picture of unity, in form, if not in substance. more »»

Almanac

March 18, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Friday, March 18, the 78th day of 2016. There are 288 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 18, 1766, Britain repealed the Stamp Act of 176. more »»

The agony of daylight saving time

March 17, 2016 FLINT — I’m big on traditions, and one annual tradition I have is grousing about daylight saving time. I hate it. more »»

Almanac

March 17, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, March 17, the 77th day of 2016. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 17, 1966, a U.S. more »»

Random thoughts

March 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — Random thoughts on the passing scene: The presidential election prospects for the Democrats are so bad this year that only the Republicans can save them — as Republicans have saved them... more »»

Almanac

March 16, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, March 16, the 76th day of 2016. There are 290 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 16, 1926, rocket science pioneer Robert H. more »»

An American fascist

March 15, 2016 BERKELEY — I’ve been reluctant to use the “f” word to describe Donald Trump because it’s especially harsh, and it’s too often used carelessly. more »»

How They Voted

March 15, 2016 Senate Bill 776, End challenges of “stale” ballot issue petition signatures: Passed 26 to 10 in the Senate To establish that signatures on a petition to amend the state constitution must be collecte... more »»

Almanac

March 15, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, March 15, the 75th day of 2016. There are 291 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On March 15, 1916, a U.S. more »»

Trump’s ‘peak’ might be coming

March 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — Frequently predicted but never reached, “peak oil” — maximum possible production — has been postponed yet again, this time because of fracking. more »»

White poverty and me

March 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — In his continuing effort to pit races and classes against each other, Democratic presidential candidate and socialist Sen. more »»

Almanac

March 14, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, March 14, the 74th day of 2016. There are 292 days left in the year. more »»

Libertarian Lite

March 12, 2016 NEW YORK — In this year’s Republican presidential primaries, Sen. Rand Paul got little traction. In 2012, his father failed. That year, the Libertarian Party candidate, former New Mexico Gov. more »»

One prediction you can (almost) bank on

March 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — Panic has become the uninvited visitor to every meeting of elected Republican officeholders. more »»

Almanac

March 12, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, March 12, the 72nd day of 2016. There are 294 days left in the year. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday at 2 a.m. locally. Clocks go forward one hour. more »»

 
 
 

 

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