| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Did you know Michael Brown was a devoted gang member with an extensive juvenile record who routinely robbed convenience stores and committed acts of mayhem? And did you know that when Officer Darren Wilson shot Brown, he wasn't using unjustified force, he...
| 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...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Unfortunately, this past week has confirmed that winter has come early and with a vengeance. As the memories of street fests, al fresco brunches and Sunday softball games fade away, it’s time to compile the winter bucket list before you find...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Dan Patrick is a political dirt-digger's dream, a candidate with a history of incendiary comments, a bankruptcy and two hospitalizations for mental health issues, one after an attempted suicide.
He is also poised to become lieutenant governor of Texas...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Anyone who closely follows American politics runs the risk of becoming inured to the role that money plays in the process. Even before the Supreme Court's infamous —and somewhat misunderstood — ruling in Citizens United, the amount of money in...
| 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 29, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Vogue abbreviations in textspeak don't usually intrigue me, but a few days ago Word Spy wrote about one that caught my eye: JOMO.
JOMO stands for "Joy of Missing Out," defined thus: "The pleasure derived from no longer worrying about missing out on what...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:46 AM
My post asking why people hate President Barack Obama certainly produced some strong responses.
One point I was making is that the fury directed at Obama will be studied by historians in years to come. Those historians just have to look at the Internet....
| Nov 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
You can't handle the truth.
There is a temptation to take that line from Jack Nicholson -- snarled at Tom Cruise in "A Few Good Men" -- as the moral of the story, the lesson to be learned from a new study on trustworthiness and the news media.
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Matthew Modine has come on board Jen Senko's political documentary "The Brainwashing of My Dad" as a narrator and producer.
The film details the effects of right-wing TV and radio on Senko's father Frank, who became estranged from his family after he...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Greetings, Republican overlords, and congratulations on your momentous midterm mashing of those pesky Democrats.
Tuesday's election was not just a GOP wave, it was a conservative tsunami, a liberal-ectomy, a Rip-Roarin' Republican Rampage™. It was...