March 30, 2014 |
With a lineup built around Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez, the Dodgers might have more offensive firepower than any team in the National League. But catcher A.J. Ellis said that if they win the World Series this year, the primary reason will be the same as it was for any of the franchise's previous titles. "Like all the great Dodger teams of the past, it's going to be the pitching that carries us," Ellis said. The franchise's fundamental philosophy remains the same, which is reflected in the Dodgers committing about half of their record $250-million payroll to pitching.
March 21, 2014 |
It's a fair criticism of what's written about life as a wage slave -- from journalists and economists alike -- that it's delivered by people who don't have firsthand experience of what that life is like. As a result, a great deal of reporting about worker "behavior" and "choice" has the bloodless quality of laboratory theory, devoid of any hint of the real world. Joseph Williams has done a service to the field by reporting directly from the front -- and not by his own "choice. " His report, which appears in the Atlantic as " My Life as a Retail Worker : Nasty, Brutish, and Poor," is as scary as a monster movie.
March 5, 2014 |
Sue is troubled, and not just by all the troublesome things in the world. She says it's come to her attention that the cardboard tube within toilet paper rolls is becoming narrower. Sue isn't saying that toilet paper rolls are becoming smaller. Just the cardboard tube, which she says no longer reaches the edges of the roll. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions And I know what you're saying: "Thank goodness someone has finally had the courage to speak up!"
February 28, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - As Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to reshape the nation's healthcare system in her husband's first term as president, she got all the right advice from senior aides: Consult closely with members of Congress, build bridges with business leaders, communicate clearly to nervous voters, move swiftly. The first lady and her husband ultimately failed in nearly all those efforts, nearly sinking Bill Clinton's presidency. Thousands of documents released Friday, which detail that failure as well as other policy disputes of the Clinton White House, provide new details on what remains one of the defining chapters in Hillary Clinton's career.
February 27, 2014 |
Over the next two weeks, the Clinton Library and the National Archives will release as many as 33,000 pages of presidential records from Bill Clinton's years in the White House - creating a trove of new documents for Hillary Clinton's friends and foes to sift through as she weighs a 2016 presidential run. The National Archives and Records Administration announced Thursday afternoon that the first 4,000 to 5,000 pages of the previously confidential...
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February 23, 2014 |
William F. Thomas, an editor who led The Times during an extraordinary period of expansion in the 1970s and 1980s, when the paper widened its reach nationally and abroad and became a showcase for literary journalism, has died. He was 89. Thomas, who helped the paper reap 11 Pulitzer Prizes during his three-decade career at The Times, died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Sherman Oaks, said his son, Pete. "He was perhaps the least well-known of any editor of any major newspaper," said former Times Publisher and CNN President Tom Johnson . "He never sought the spotlight for himself.