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If a creature on a planet in a distant galaxy happened to be monitoring the Central Coast media, they might believe that the anti-oil Measure …

The massive storm that raked the Northeast last week, and the incredible aftermath of its destruction, should be a stern reminder to the man w…

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This is normally the stage of a presidential election cycle at which we write our importance-of-voting editorial.

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The 1860 presidential campaign was a humdinger. Tough-talking log-cabin boy Abe Lincoln vs. tougher-talking, long-time politician Stephen Douglas.

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While the two principal characters in the presidential race sparred Monday evening over foreign policy in the final pre-election debate, serio…

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Today, we wrap up our recommendations to voters on the California ballot propositions for the Nov. 6 election — concluding what has increasing…

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The handlers of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have chosen to turn the deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya into a major campaign issue.

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Proposition 37 asks whether Californians want to know when they are buying genetically engineered foods.

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In our effort to help voters understand the California ballot measures before they vote, today we take a look at three initiatives aimed at cr…

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Our recent editorial recommending that voters approve Proposition 30 on the Nov. 6 ballot contained a regrettable omission — we should have in…

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While election officials across California and other states sort out the votes from Tuesday’s primary, life goes on for most of us.

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OK, the first phase of the 2012 election cycle is nearly complete. Tuesday’s results must be scrutinized and certified by elections officials,…

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Some important stuff will be decided today, and our one piece of election-related advice is this — if you are registered to vote, please go to…

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We sometimes like to take a spin through our archives to keep track of what our opinions have been and what arguments we’ve based them on. It’…

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If you’ve filled out and shipped off your mail-in ballot, you are aware that next Tuesday’s election is unlike any other in California history.

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At about the same time California fiscal experts where explaining how this state government’s budget deficit was billions of dollars more than…

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There’s never really a good time for government to ask citizens for more money. Our aversion to higher taxes is the reason, for example, that …

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Back in the dark ages of American politics, newspaper editorial writers could wait until a few days before an election to make endorsements of…

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Last year, when Michelle Bachmann probably harbored illusions of becoming the next president of the United States, she issued a bold statement…

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