Every country has its heroes, but something in America's cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety. The ingredient would be improvisation -- the ability to perform without preparation, using whatever is at hand to complete the task.
I get paid to listen to people (mostly politicians) talk at length while saying as little as possible. They often hide behind mind-numbing words to obscure what they really mean.
The Obama Department of Justice argued last week that a Boise, Idaho, law against "public sleeping in a city without adequate shelter space constitutes criminalizing homelessness itself, in violation of the Eighth Amendment."
"The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act" isn't living up to its promise. Also known as Proposition 47, the California ballot initiative, which was approved in November 2014 with 60 percent of the vote, downgraded drug possession and many property crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor.
"I am not remiss to say that from Washington, D.C., to Sacramento, there is a blood trail to Marilyn Pharis' bedroom," Santa Maria, California, police Chief Ralph Martin charged last week."
"Conservatives Furious at Fox, Say Trump Wasn't Treated Fairly," read the Newsmax headline Friday. Talk-radio show host Mark Levin told Breitbart News it was "outrageous" that moderator Megyn Kelly questioned Donald Trump about his coarse language -- "fat pigs, dogs, slobs" -- referring to women.
How bad is the urine situation in San Francisco? This is not a joke: Monday night, a light pole corroded by urine collapsed and crashed onto a car, narrowly missing the driver.
Donald Trump won some applause in Cleveland, but Thursday night spelled the beginning of his inevitable decline. It's fun for his fans to watch Trump flout convention, but eventually they figure out that this man will betray anyone.
More than 200,000 people have signed a petition asking the White House to cooperate with efforts to "extradite Walter Palmer" -- the Minneapolis-area dentist who killed Cecil the lion -- "promptly at the Zimbabwe government's request."
"The price of a college education should never be the risk of a sexual assault," Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., told a Senate hearing Wednesday.
When South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill to boot the Confederate flag from State House grounds earlier this month, it was a beautiful moment -- if decades late.
Voters in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia think Hillary Clinton is not honest or trustworthy.
Last year, CNN's "Death Row Stories" ran an episode about a California woman convicted of first-degree murder and then freed when a federal judge overturned the verdict because prosecutors had withheld evidence.
July 1 was one of those evenings when you feel blessed to be in San Francisco, especially if you are strolling along Pier 14.
The most recent time I had seen Jeb Bush speak in San Francisco was in January, when he addressed the National Automobile Dealers Association.
San Francisco is not likely to change its ill-conceived sanctuary-city policy because City Hall must bow to progressives who don't believe in deporting undocumented immigrants with serious criminal records.
President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 46 federal drug offenders Monday. In his first term, Obama issued one meager commutation; he was arguably the stingiest modern president when it came to the exercise of his pardon authority.
Donald Trump is the GOP's Voldemort, the Dark Lord and villain of the Harry Potter children's book series
Democrats now will say anything to distance themselves from sanctuary city policies, even though they have supported these policies for years.
Did San Francisco's sanctuary city ordinance contribute to the senseless shooting death of Kathryn Steinle, 32, as she was out for an evening stroll on Pier 14 last week?