Contra Costa Times editorial: Consider shutdown if Tesoro Refinery doesn't change attitude
Monday's acid spill was the second in less than a month, each involving the same unit and same chemical, and each sending two workers to the hospital. After the first incident, Tesoro stonewalled, blocking U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigators from accessing the refinery.
When parents shuffle their children off to school in the morning, the bedrock assumption is that their kids will be safe. But in Contra Costa County last week, that notion was again challenged; once again, the culprit seems to be incompetent administration.
Guest commentary: Close scrutiny of Pentagon budget shows lavish spending
A raft of media outlets led coverage of the president's Pentagon budget request with the notion that the Pentagon planned to "reduce the Army to pre-World War II levels.
Dana Milbank: Hot-air for climate change
WASHINGTON -- The filibuster has been used to delay many things over the years: civil rights, spending bills, presidential nominees and, most recently, Obamacare.
Are we seeing the dawn of a new Cold War?
Los Angeles Times Opinion writer Doyle McManus gives video journalist Ann Simmons his take on the crisis in Ukraine and whether the U.S. and Russia are on the verge of a second Cold War.
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Airlift gives 400-plus shelter dogs a second chance
The Wings of Rescue 3rd Annual Holiday Airlift whisked 500 shelter pooches aboard 14 flights to 11 cities up to the Pacific Northwest, saving each from near-certain euthanasia. Full Story
SXSW Music Picks: Watch Keith Urban, Pitbull, Kendrick Lamar for free
The iTunes Festival at SXSW continues through Saturday.
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Keith Richards writing children's book about his grandfather
Rolling Stones guitarist will collaborate with his daughter on “Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar.”