LOS ANGELES -- It was dicey being Jewish in a Russia that was tolerant of pogroms, and then came the threat of conscription into the 1904-05 Russo-Japanese War, so one of Mayor Eric Garcetti's great-grandfathers headed West to America. Another Garcetti great-grandfather married a Mexican wom…

On Dec. 8, 1941 — one day after Japan attacked the United States — President Franklin Roosevelt told the nation, “No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.” He went on to add th…

WASHINGTON -- Don't tell me the issue is mental health. Save the nonsense about "good guys" with weapons somehow being the answer. The truth is this: There would have been no tragic shooting Wednesday in Parkland, Florida, if a troubled young man had not gotten his hands on a military-style …

In time, America may solve its opioid crisis, find political compromise on immigration, keep Social Security solvent, adequately fund Medicaid and Medicare, raise the global rankings of our public schools, feed the millions who still live in poverty and agree that man is negatively affecting…

WASHINGTON -- Even if, inexplicably, you occasionally think about things other than major league baseball, consider this: Why are many premier free agents, particularly sluggers and starting pitchers, unsigned even while we are hearing the loveliest four words, "Pitchers and catchers report"…

WASHINGTON -- Just minutes before the start of President Trump's State of the Union address, Hillary Clinton dumped a mea culpa onto her Facebook page, explaining why, a decade earlier, she hadn't fired a campaign staffer accused of sexual harassment.

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