May 19, 2012 It may seem like a long shot, but that's exactly what Peter Thiel invests in. The Silicon Valley venture capitalist, who co-founded PayPal and was an early investor in Facebook, has said his support for Ron Paul is the best chance for now to encourage a libertarian movement.
May 14, 2012 There's a commonly held assumption that goes like this: Latinos have socially conservative views on religion and family; therefore, President Obama's support for gay marriage won't play well with Latino voters. But analysts say it's unlikely that the president's decision will make much difference.
February 17, 2012 Authorities in California are excavating the gruesome remains of murder victims who were buried many years ago by a pair of convicted murderers dubbed the "Speed Freak Killers." The case raises some thorny ethical and legal issues: Should convicted criminals be able to benefit from their wrongdoing?
January 19, 2012 The U.S. housing industry has yet to recover from the last recession, but you wouldn't know that by looking at rising home prices in California's still-prosperous Silicon Valley. By being conservative with his ventures, James Witt has made a successful business out of rebuilding Palo Alto homes.
December 12, 2011 Gerald Brady's neighborhood in Arabi, La., was devastated by Katrina. His house — a log cabin built on eight-foot-high concrete piers — stands out so much that tourists come around to take pictures. He fought hard to build the unlikely house of his dreams in a most unusual place.