Season’s retreatings

S■ Bob Franken / Columnist till another Thanksgiving has passed, and I have done what I always do: nothing. I didn’t overeat, and certainly didn’t travel. Getting together with family and friends can wait for a non holiday. There is no way in the world I’m going to endure airports, long Transportation Security Administration lines…

Priorities

If I can salvage a moral to the story, perhaps it’s this: Life ultimately is about the pursuit of happiness ■ David Porter / Contributed Funny how our priorities change over time. Things we wanted badly years ago, we don’t want at all today. Used to be, I had three TV sets and 60 channels.…

The president vs. the U.S. Constitution

I■ Richard Flores / Contributed t has become abundantly clear this past week that President Trump and his staff have been colluding with the Russian autocratic regime with the intent to undermine the integrity of our U.S. presidential election and our Democratic form of government. Investigations have revealed countless meetings between the Trump campaign and…

CalPERS is shocked–just shocked–to find cities reeling under the burden of growing pension debt

T■ Steven Greenhut / Contributed he California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s (CalPERS) union defenders feign shock whenever pension reformers accuse it of “kicking the can down the road” in dealing with the state’s mounting pension debt. It’s like the scene from Casablanca, when Captain Louis Renault is absolutely shocked to find gambling going on in…

Social decorum

B■ David Porter / Contributed ig Vince was slouched down in the oversized leather chair looking glum. While the other guys in the cigar shop debated whether Michael Jordan was the greatest basketball player ever, Vince just stared off into space and tended his stick. I sat down next to him, mostly because the only…