James Bond and Oompa Loompas take slot players into different worlds

New James Bond-themed video slot machines have landed at Southern California casinos (courtesy of Pechanga Resort & Casino). New James Bond-themed video slot machines have landed at Southern California casinos. (Courtesy of Pechanga Resort & Casino)   The chimes and clangs of slot machines greet all patrons on a casino floor, but it’s becoming more likely that they’ll hear some... Read More

California Today: A Hollywood Actor Remembered as a Working Dad

California TodayImageDonald Moffat as a corrupt president of the United States in “Clear and Present Danger” (1994), perhaps the most memorable of his many film roles.CreditCreditParamount Pictures/PhotofestGood morning.(Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today by email.)We hope you have a fabulous New Year’s Eve tonight — and if you’re out celebrating, make… Read More

Elizabeth Warren Announces She Is Running for President in 2020

VideoThe Massachusetts senator is the most prominent Democrat to have announced a run against President Trump in 2020. The two already have a long history of trading barbs, and it’s likely to get even nastier.Published OnDec. 31, 2018CreditCreditMichael Dwyer/Associated PressSenator Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat and a sharp critic of big banks and unregulated capitalism,… Read More

Democrats Make a Plan to End the Government Shutdown, Without Wall Funding

Politics|Democrats Make a Plan to End the Government Shutdown, Without Wall FundingImageRepresentative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader, has asserted that Democrats would not cave on the issue of wall funding.CreditCreditErin Schaff for The New York TimesWASHINGTON — House Democrats have agreed on a proposal to end the partial government shutdown that would extend current levels… Read More

ISIS may be down but not out — Here's what the US needs to do in 2019 to combat terrorists and keep us safe

As we head into 2019, America’s decades-long fight against the global jihad continues. The names and players shift, but the enemy is consistent in its desire to push an oppressive and violent version of Islam worldwide.The U.S. military had a good year in 2018, with some impressive victories – especially against ISIS in Iraq and… Read More

Deroy Murdock: Trump should promote the wall — from the Oval Office

A major arrow remains in President Trump’s quiver as the partial government shutdown drags on: He should address the nation from the Oval Office’s Resolute Desk regarding the border wall.This event would give the president perhaps a half-hour of America’s undivided on today’s biggest topic. Cable news networks certainly would carry this speech live. So… Read More

Impeach Trump in 2019 or create real bipartisan change that helps Americans? Dems in Congress do have a choice

Just before Christmas, the United States Senate passed the First Step Act -- a bold, bipartisan, and transformative criminal justice reform package that lawmakers had been calling for for decades.Days later, the Senate passed the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act (WEEE Act), also on a bipartisan basis. The new law ensures that U.S. development aid… Read More