Apple Inc. isn't doing anything outright illegal, or different than lots of other U.S. corporations are doing to shave their tax bills. It's just being more ingenious and aggressive than most about playing every possible angle.
Since the infamous 2010 Citizens United ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, our elections have been inundated with gobs of secret donations for spending by outside groups on political ads.
About two years ago, the folks at Google released a database of 5.2 million books published between 1500 and 2008.
Meeting the Labor Day deadline for opening the long-delayed eastern span of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge must no longer be the singular focus of Caltrans.
Given the promises to voters and the city's core duties, there's little doubt that nearly all of Sacramento's sales tax windfall will go to restore basic police, fire and parks services.
The Obama administration has no business rummaging through journalists' phone records, perusing their emails and tracking their movements in an attempt to keep them from gathering news.
A yawning gap has emerged between University of California health system administrators and rank-and-file health workers.
At the end of a truly dismal week in his presidency, President Barack Obama remains lucky in one crucial category: his opposition.
At great political peril, George Ryan did the right thing.
The Internal Revenue Service and Benghazi stories may be consuming Washington, but in the rest of America, not so much.
Gov. Jerry Brown has renewed his push to eliminate the $700 million to $750 million a year business tax break known as enterprise zones, this time with the goal of using that money in ways that actually would stimulate economic development.