| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:51 PM
For most of her adult life, Alfena Rascoe battled obesity.
At 238 pounds, the Laurel resident said, the extra weight slowed her down, affecting her stamina at work as a child psychiatric specialist. It also led to high blood pressure, putting her at...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 9:00 PM
The Florida Legislature doesn’t do anything quickly, except when it involves guns.
Then, they jump into action.
Another gun bill to make the gun lovers and the NRA happy?
Sure, why not.
Thus, we have the fast track bill to allow...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 1:25 PM
The tragic Florida State University shooting yesterday hit close to home, at least for legislators.
FSU, for those who don’t know, is little more than a football’s throw from the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee.
So you’d think...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:04 PM
Hollywood has not traditionally been known for nuanced thinking when it comes to gender assumptions in movie marketing. According to the crude calculus of studio salesmanship, women like movies featuring romance and pretty dresses and almost anything...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 2:41 PM
I turned on a national newscast when I woke up, and the first thing they were talking about was Bill Cosby.
I waited a bit more, and then they talked about President Obama and immigration.
I waited some more. Finally they talked about ... the...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Sadly, shootings are so frequent that the post-tragedy scripts by activists on both sides of the debate about guns have become predictable.
Proving my point, one of Florida's most outspoken and extreme gun rights groups sent out a press release that...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 8:41 PM
In the wake of lawsuits filed against several Pennsylvania cities, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is moving forward with plans to repeal a city gun law in hopes of avoiding a similar battle.
The repeal, being introduced to Allentown City Council this...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 12:44 PM
Armed with a new state law, pro-gun groups are rapidly scaling up their attack on municipal firearms ordinances in Pennsylvania, with the National Rifle Association filing suit over gun-control measures in three cities.
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:05 PM
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's capital is facing a lawsuit believed to be the first filed under a new state law designed to give gun owners and gun rights groups a better chance at dismantling illegal municipal firearms ordinances.
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:39 PM
Barely a week after taking effect, a novel state law that makes it easier for gun-rights groups to challenge local firearms measures in court is already sparking change: Nearly two dozen Pennsylvania municipalities have agreed to get rid of their...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:30 AM
The National Rifle Assn.'s political clout is so sweeping -- and numerically disproportionate -- that it's unusual to realize its power is largely taken for granted, as if it were always thus. Frontline addresses that history, as well as the group's...