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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:08pm
       Brian Banks was one of America's best high school football players when, in 2002, at age 16, he was accused of rape.        The accuser, Wanetta Gibson, said Banks had forced her into...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:08pm
    Say anything critical about a person or an organization and brace for this pushback: At least he, she or it isn't as bad as someone or something else.     Sure, the Roman Catholic Church hasn't done right by...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:07pm
    On a reporting expedition to Los Angeles recently, I realized I could stop renting cars.     I would never again have to brave the LA freeway behind the wheel. I would never have to obsess, like the characters in the...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:07pm
    I have watched the paid chatterers shaking their bobbed heads or frowning their well-practiced frown or just grimacing in frustration as they lament the seeming foolishness of the "American people" in not responding with...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:06pm
    Time flies when you're having fun. Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July and then, the next thing you know, it will be Aug. 6, the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and the date of the first Republican presidential...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:05pm
    A Wall Street Journal editorial Friday predicted what would happen if Republicans won the King v. Burwell case, which the Supreme Court is expected to decide any week now. The Journal said that if Obamacare subsidies disappeared in...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:04pm
    In a recent interview, Simon Pegg - actor ("Shaun of the Dead," various "Star Treks," etc.) and noted geek - said a number of things that immediately got the Internet up in arms: Comic-book movies are...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:03pm
    Jeb Bush's recent effort at damage control by reversing his statement on the Iraq War isn't likely to get him out of the woods.     First he said he would have made the decision his brother did to invade Iraq...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:00pm
    It's looking pretty grim for the Export-Import Bank of the United States.     Over the last few months, the bank, which extends loans and government guarantees to help American companies export their goods and...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:00pm
    This week, Hillary Clinton broke her almost month-long streak of avoiding the press. After a speech on small businesses in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she took six questions from reporters who have been diligently following her around since...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 4:59pm
    If Iraqis won't fight for their nation's survival, why on earth should we?     This is the question posed by the fall of Ramadi, which revealed the emptiness at the core of U.S. policy. President Obama's...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 4:58pm
    Whenever America's reputation as the world's prime military power takes a hit, a partisan argument inevitably breaks out over who's to blame. From "Who lost China?" to "Who lost Korea?" and "Who...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 4:56pm
    As the Supreme Court grows ever closer to releasing their opinion on same sex marriage, we all think we know the answer. How could it be any other way than to allow such? However, we had best keep in mind they, this court and its...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 4:56pm
    Count me among those mystified over the biker gang melee in Waco, Texas -- a shootout that left nine dead. Why are these guys committing grown-up violence over the seemingly adolescent concern of who belongs to their group and who...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 4:56pm
    One of the Obama administration's underrated virtues is its intellectual honesty. Yes, Republicans see deception and sinister ulterior motives everywhere, but they're just projecting. The truth is that, in the policy areas I...
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