A powerful belief about American views of the world has taken hold among foreign policy experts — that Americans are exhausted from global overreach and want to shed the burdens of global leadership.
People can and will rise above partisanship when the need is greatest. Emergency aid is on its way to the Bahamas following the horror of Hurricane Dorian. People are donating money, supplies, whatever they can.
I was slogging through my Saturday workout at the gym trying to balance and read a book on the elliptical while ignoring the three muted television sets on the wall. The gym’s owner usually starts the day with Fox News on the right, MSNBC on the left and HGTV in the middle. Democracy on full…
Only half way through the hurricane season and I have been reflecting on the best ways to handle this stressful season. The past week or so has been filled with panic and tension felt by all of us, which has led to fighting for resources and stocking up as much as humanly possible.
Here’s a safe bet. Lawmakers are already plotting to overturn a proposed amendment in 2020 to legalize recreational marijuana. These guys don’t take chances because Tallahassee hates it when voters think for themselves.
The jury in the Michael Drejka manslaughter trial got it right. He wasn’t standing his ground when he shot Markeis McGlockton to death in the parking lot of a Clearwater convenience store.
Because of the investigation led by three University of South Florida researchers, and because of exemplary journalism by the Tampa Bay Times, we now have an intensely discomforting but welcome enrichment of American literature.
Eighty-four years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law. He advised future generations to continue building on the program’s foundation, which he explained “represents a cornerstone in a structure which is being built but is by no means complete.”
Elected officials in Florida have a history of working against citizen efforts to amend their constitution. We’ve sadly become accustomed to the various methods they use to sabotage Floridians’ grassroots efforts.
I have a vague recollection of going through an emergency drill when I was in elementary school in Michigan. It was the typical “huddle in the hall and cover up” exercise, with no explanation of why we were doing it. At least I don’t recall one.
The more we learn about the late Jeffrey Epstein’s so-called custody at the Palm Beach County Stockade, the clearer is the lesson:
Progress on curbing gun violence in our state and nation moves at an agonizingly slow pace. It seems like it takes a mass killing as we saw twice over last weekend for politicians to get serious about the problem.
My hands were such good sports for so many decades that I didn’t even know they were unhappy until they quit working. At first I was affronted by their betrayal. But in spite of my indignation, the chopsticks rattled to the floor, the coffee cup smashed. Sleeping in any position but corpse-a…
SAN FRANCISCO — A 29-story office building at 123 Mission St. illustrates the policy puzzles that fester because of these facts: For centuries, tobacco has been a widely used legal consumer good that does serious and often lethal harm when used as it is intended to be used. And its harmfulne…