| Oct 20, 2014
| 9:03 PM
When it comes to getting information on politics and government, Fox News has a far greater hold on conservatives than any single media outlet has on liberals.
That’s one of the finding of a new survey by the Pew Research Center, and I suspect...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Die-hard liberals and down-the-line conservatives have segregated themselves into strikingly different news universes, relying on sources of information that often reinforce their views and discussing politics mostly with others of like minds, according...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 6:08 AM
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Ebola fever in the United States -- the social, not the medical, phenomenon -- is moving toward a climax.
Nearly two-thirds of respondents in a fresh Washington Post-ABC News poll said they're "concerned about a widespread Ebola epidemic in the United...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 9:26 PM
Sometimes it's hard to tell which is more terrifying: Ebola or the commentary about the virus.
On Monday, radio host Rush Limbaugh suggested that President Barack Obama is refusing to divert flights from Liberia and other Ebola-infected countries...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:13 AM
Paul Carpenter's column would have played in the opinion space today where it has appeared every Sunday since 1989.
With its quiet disappearance is how Paul chose to mark his retirement, effective this week. Bill White is taking over Paul's regular...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:16 PM
A group of Republican activists, mostly from northwest Broward, has set up a political action committee to fund a volunteer mobilization effort on behalf of the party's 2014 candidates.
The PAC, which is holding its first big fundraising event...
| Sep 26, 2014
Earlier this month, the National Book Awards released its nonfiction longlist, and it included only one book written by a woman. None were biographies of women. The longlist reinforced a widely held notion within the publishing industry that because men...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:40 PM
It has long been accepted by the conventionally wise that the Republican Party is waging a "war on women."
Let's be clear. The war on women is based on just one thing: abortion rights. While it is true that access to abortion has been restricted in...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The Florida Medical Association’s opposition to the medical marijuana amendment on November’s ballot came as a surprise. You’d think doctors would be in favor of a relatively harmless method of alleviating pain and stimulating appetite...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Hey, did you hear what Sarah Palin said about what Rush Limbaugh said about what Mike Ditka said about the Washington Redskins? If not, you should, because it's a wonderful example of cascading stupidity.
At issue, of course, is whether the NFL team...