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  • Art project expands to 500 paintings on Seminole trail

    Art project expands to 500 paintings on Seminole trail
    Do not call Jeff Sonksen an artist. Yes, he's the painter behind the celebrity portraits along the Seminole Wekiva Trail. And yes, he sometimes sells his work at local galleries.  But Sonksen considers himself a carpenter who just happens to know...
  • My heart just stopped [Commentary]

    My heart just stopped [Commentary]
    On Wednesday, just for a moment, my heart stopped. The same way it stopped when I heard that Toni Cade Bambara had breast cancer and when I heard that Nelson Mandela had passed away. It stopped the same way that my grandmother's heart stopped when she...
  • Justice Alito's vote will be key in 3 cases challenging Obama's power

    Justice Alito's vote will be key in 3 cases challenging Obama's power
    A week after President Obama's 2012 reelection, the conservative Federalist Society gathered 1,500 lawyers in black tie to hear one of their own, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., vow to hold the line against an ever-expanding federal government that "towers...
  • Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
  • Maya Angelou's uncomfortable facts and truths

    Maya Angelou's uncomfortable facts and truths
    Caution: The following tribute to the late, great author-poet Maya Angelou may be hazardous to some of my touchier readers. The previous paragraph is called a "trigger warning," a disclaimer of the sort that often has been applied to online...
  • Trice: Valuing good citizenship alongside standardized test scores

    Trice: Valuing good citizenship alongside standardized test scores
    Victor Harbison is an award-winning high school civics teacher whose Chicago Public Schools students over the last two decades have undertaken ambitious class projects. They've built a memorial — with an interactive kiosk — to the Rev....
  • Film Review: '1971'

    Joanna Hamilton's well-constructed documentary "1971" showcases ordinary people who broke into a local FBI office, stole all the files and published them, thereby revealing to the unsuspecting American public the shocking illegal practices of J. Edgar...
  • L.A. County supervisorial candidates lay out visions for healthcare

     L.A. County supervisorial candidates lay out visions for healthcare
    The most prominent candidates to fill seats this fall on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have very personal reasons to be interested in healthcare. One is an HIV-positive West Hollywood city councilman. Another left the Obama...
  • House moves to honor Monuments Men, Jack Nicklaus, Shimon Peres

    House moves to honor Monuments Men, Jack Nicklaus, Shimon Peres
    Golfer Jack Nicklaus, Israeli President Shimon Peres and the Monuments Men whose story was depicted in the recent George Clooney movie would be among the latest recipients of Congress' highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, under...
  • Review: 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald

    Review: 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald
    File under irony: Earlier this month Politico reported that former National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander is launching a consulting firm to help corporations firm up their cybersecurity to protect them from surveillance or other outside...
  • Titusville attorney suspended over failure to pay federal tax timely

    Titusville attorney suspended over failure to pay federal tax timely
    Titusville attorney Susan K.W. Erlenbach has been suspended by the Florida Supreme Court for one year, according to a news release from the Florida Bar. Erlenbach’s suspension, which begins June 2, was due to failure to file tax returns in a...