| Aug 6, 2013
They're back! The isolationist poltergeists that forever haunt the Republican Party. Or so we're told.
In July, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had a set-to over American foreign policy. Christie clumsily denounced "this strain...
| Aug 10, 2013
The "Arab Spring" may not have succeeded in bringing democracy to the Middle East. But it has provided powerful evidence of a different phenomenon: the illusion of U.S. influence over governments we once considered our clients.
Take Egypt. Before 2011,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:38 AM
During the next few years the U.S. Postal Service will be releasing several pop culture-related stamps featuring icons like John Lennon, Steve Jobs and even Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Washington Post is reporting.
None of the stamp designs have...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:35 AM
The next time you see your restaurant server straightening a lapel or fluttering his or her fingers, you may want to take a closer look. It's all part of an elaborate world of restaurant hand signals, secret agent-style.
According to Washington Post...
| Apr 16, 2013
If abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is found guilty of homicide, he will be unique among murderers-for-hire: He set his fees based on weight. "The bigger the baby, the more he charged," a grand jury explained. It recommended he be charged with eight...
| Jun 12, 2013
Where there's smoke arising from a free-speech matter, you're likely to find the fiery attorney Floyd Abrams. He's blazed a trail for freedom of the press from the Pentagon Papers case to protecting reporters' sources. He's just as incendiary when he's...
| Jun 12, 2013
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:34 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Thursday to you.
Here's what we're reading this morning.
* The Washington Post has a lengthy piece on former Gov. Jeb Bush and his links to the Hispanic community.
* With a little more than a week left...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Ted Cruz and Barack Obama have a great deal in common. Both went to elite Ivy League schools, both were brilliant students, both had American mothers and foreign-born fathers, and both spent less than one full term in the U.S. Senate before thinking...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
There’s near unanimity among federal lawmakers from South Florida about one issue related to the partial shutdown of the federal government: they’re still getting paid, and accepting the money, as federal workers are furloughed because they...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 4:56 AM
Nobody questions that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz elicits passionate opinions from both ends of the political spectrum. Liberals lionize her because she’s an articulate advocate for their causes. Conservatives detest her, not just because they...