Protecting Confidential Sources

30 June 2005 |permalink | email article

Time magazine correspondent Matthew Cooper and Judith Miller of the New York Times are pawns in a significant legal battle with the Justice Department involving the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of the press to protect confidential government sources.

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Explainer-In-Chief: 9/11 Again

29 June 2005 |permalink | email article

President Bush asked for patience in his somber televised speech at Fort Bragg on Tuesday night, insisting that the war in Iraq was difficult but winnable. Only the first part was accurate.

Despite his optimistic descriptions, there is no… read full story

Freedom Of Press Crisis

27 June 2005 |permalink | email article

Today’s Supreme Court ruling puts American journalism in peril.

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Time For Straight Talk To Americans

27 June 2005 |permalink | email article

President Bush makes a prime time address tomorrow night from Fort Bragg, N.C. to U.S. troops and the nation. He’ll offer more details about his strategy in Iraq amid major public doubts - even within his own party -… read full story

Meltdown For A Political Muscle-Man?

24 June 2005 |permalink | email article

Laurence Leamer, whose biography about Arnold Schwarzenegger, Fantastic, is out, has said in recent interviews that the governor is a very optimistic person who believes he will always win, and has a knack for remaining positive in the face… read full story

Jerry Brown Weds: The LA Connection

22 June 2005 |permalink | email article

Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, 67, the famous and unconventional California bachelor, two-time governor and three-time presidential candidate, finally came in from the cold last weekend - before almost 600 guests, including a handful of Angelenos who launched his political… read full story

Tampering With Social Security:Ignoring Eisenhower’s Counsel

19 June 2005 |permalink | email article

American history matters. A moderate Dwight D. Eisenhower understood it. A conservative George W. Bush, nine presidents later, has a different take on history. His long favored, and obsessive top domestic policy initiative is a radical restructuring of the… read full story

AFL-CIO Split Near: L.A. Impact

15 June 2005 |permalink | email article

Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow has been nominated and will become the new leader of the County Federation of Labor to succeed the late Miguel Contreras. A former political director, he has long and close personal ties to… read full story

Angry Egoist Or True Reformer?

12 June 2005 |permalink | email article

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will announce a special election, Nov. 8, in a live statement to television stations statewide at 5 p.m. (PDT) today for his three initiatives. He says they will reform state government.

The willful former bodybuilder, action… read full story

The Judicial Nominee Game Resumes

10 June 2005 |permalink | email article

Confident after finally getting three conservative activist nominees -Janice Rogers Brown of California; Priscilla Owen of Texas; and William Pryor Jr. of Alabama - confirmed, President Bush is now preparing to send dozens of lower-court judicial nominations to the… read full story

NFL Stadium Politics: Advantage L.A.

09 June 2005 |permalink | email article

This has been a pivotal political week in the race to establish two new National Football League venues on opposite coasts.

First, the requiem in New York. State lawmakers shot down the determined effort of NYC Mayor Michael R.… read full story

California Dreamin’

07 June 2005 |permalink | email article

No, it’s not the Mamas and the Papas. It’s not such a winter’s day. It’s Ken Mehlman, the Republican National Chairman in San Jose last week - on another sortie to the left coast, dreamin’ about GOP prospects of… read full story

Bush, Democracy and Uzbek Relations

06 June 2005 |permalink | email article

President Bush, obsessed with spreading democracy throughout the Middle East, now faces compelling strategic and geopolitical challenges in the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, 76% Muslim (mostly Sunni).

While the U.S. negotiates a long-term use of a major military… read full story

Deep Throat: Hero Or Traitor?

03 June 2005 |permalink | email article

The more than 30-year secret about the identity of Deep Throat is finally out. W. Mark Felt, 91, once the No. 2 agent at the F.B.I., says he’s the mystery man who helped Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and… read full story

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