First, I want to compliment Republican voters in Miami-Dade’s CD 27 for their excellent judgment in the August primary. Out of nine candidates seeking the GOP nomination, Gina Sosa finished, um, ninth.
Even if it could be proven that Christine Blasey Ford deliberately slandered Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — and I am not saying that’s the case — that act of willful character assassination wouldn’t the worst thing about this horrid chapter in American life.
For those insisting that Republican senators take Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh seriously, one aspect of the conversation is particularly infuriating: the notion that the timeline established by the GOP for completing this process is quasi-sacred.
The current era of scorched-earth politics began five years after there was, according to Christine Blasey Ford, in 1982, an alcohol-soaked party in suburban Washington. There her 15-year-old self was, she says, assaulted by 17-year-old Brett Kavanaugh, who categorically denies this accusation.
Christine Blasey Ford has accused Brett M. Kavanaugh of attempted rape while they were both in high school — a charge he unequivocally denies. She can’t remember the date the alleged attack took place. She isn’t even certain about the year (although she reportedly thinks it may have been the…
‘I did not, and of course I looked for it, looked for it hard.” That was Bob Woodward, promoting his book on the Trump White House, “Fear,” replying to talk radio host and columnist Hugh Hewitt’s question “Did you, Bob Woodward, hear anything in your research, in your interviews, that sounde…
In his new book “Fear,” Bob Woodward recounts that in April 2017, after President Trump saw images of dead Syrian children with their mouths foaming from a sarin attack, he called Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and issued an order: Get me a plan for a military strike to take out Syrian Preside…
Growing up, I never made the team. In elementary school, they didn’t give me the ball. Looking back at it now, I understand why, and I actually respect their decision.
The Charlotte Sun (Oct. 16) was right on target faulting state government for continuous state mandates for local school programs, services, etc., without financial support — dropping those dollars on local real estate taxes.
It is difficult to comment on an unfolding news story, but this one demands it. It is hard to write about someone you know and like, especially concerning matters of character. But sometimes there is little choice.
Now that the legal issue regarding the sale of land owned by the city of Punta Gorda to Fishermen’s Village has been settled, the City Council will discuss use of the $3.5 million in proceeds placed in the Special Use Fund.
Charlotte County’s Facebook page reached an important milestone this week when it surpassed 8,000 followers. The county’s Facebook page was launched on Sept. 13, 2016, as part of an expansion of the county’s social media presence. A Twitter account (@CharlotteCoFL) and Instagram account (cha…
You can’t have a major political campaign unless the candidates debate, right? Usually, they are over-scripted, overhyped and underperforming, but a Florida governor’s debate between Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis should be memorable.
The rise of Donald Trump was shocking but it was not a one-off. The forces that brought him to power have parallels across democracies as fears about immigration, inward-looking nationalism and discontent over economic globalization push an ever-larger share of voters to the far right.
The recent red tide outbreak created a firestorm of reactions not seen on Florida’s southwest coast since 2004, the last time an intense, long-lived red tide impacted the area. But what’s most important about these two milestones is what happened between the two events.
After several days of showboating and judicial hazing, Democrats pulled out their biggest weapon against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — a letter from an anonymous woman claiming sexual misconduct in high school.
HOUSTON — Nationally, the Democratic Party, which gave indispensable assistance (“Basket of deplorables”!) to the election of today’s president, seems intent (“Impeach!”; “Abolish ICE!”; “Free stuff!”, “I am Spartacus!”) on a repeat performance. Here, however, in the 7th Congressional Distri…
Former President Barack Obama embraced “Medicare for all” last week as he rallied Democrats for the midterm elections. Critics pounced, charging that this rhetorical flourish proved that he always meant to use Obamacare as a stalking horse for government-run health care.
James Madison warned us in Federalist Number 10, that, “the smaller the number of individuals composing a majority, and the smaller the compass within which they are placed, the more easily will they concert and execute their plans of oppression.”
The Republican game plan to defeat Andrew Gillum has been clear from the start: Paint him as the compromised puppet of billionaire Democratic donors who want to unleash a radical socialist agenda on Florida that would END LIFE AS WE KNOW IT!!