| May 15, 2015
| 2:13 PM
While Florida's budget fight is overshadowing everything in state government these days, it's worth noting that state lawmakers did manage to pass 232 bills in the recently concluded legislative session and Gov. Rick Scott has now begun the dance of...
| May 15, 2015
| 5:30 AM
You may not know the name Richard Martinez, but you certainly remember his howl of pain after his only child, Christopher Michaels-Martinez, was slain during a horrific night of violence in Isla Vista nearly a year ago.
Martinez, with his distinctive...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 12:15 PM
Physicians acknowledge that they ask their patients questions that, in any other context, would be considered nosy and meddlesome.
They expect to get some pushback. But when physicians in Florida ask whether a patient -- or a young patient's parent --...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 9:00 PM
If you want to know how beholden our Florida legislators are to the National Rifle Association, just look at the proposal to allow people to carry concealed weapons in schools.
Parents hate the idea. Police hate the idea.
And now, according to a...
| May 6, 2015
| 1:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Failed efforts to allow people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses and some public-school employees and volunteers to be armed will be back before lawmakers next year.
Marion Hammer, lobbyist for the National Rifle...
| May 4, 2015
| 7:19 AM
Former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Carly Fiorina said Monday she will seek to become the United States' first female president, joining a crowded field for the Republican presidential nomination.
"Yes, I am running for president," Fiorina said on ABC's "Good...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 11:56 AM
With just one week left in the legislative session, these bills appear to be dead: Guns in schools and on college campuses, allowing adoption agencies the right to turn away gay couples, limiting which bathrooms transgenders can use.
| Apr 26, 2015
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: Harvard public health Professor David Hemenway's research is a prime example of a scientific determination by a show of hands. ("There's scientific consensus on guns -- and the NRA won't like it," op-ed, April 22)
Without giving any...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 11:45 AM
Reading the March 29 edition, I noted the all-too-common stories of people with criminal records on the street, committing another crime. I also read the Your View by Fritz Walker of the anti-gun group CeaseFirePA.
The National Rifle Association, nor...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 7:53 PM
After the Sandy Hook tragedy, reporters often called me to ask for information on firearms. They wanted to know whether strong gun laws reduced homicide rates (I said they did); and, conversely, whether permissive gun laws lowered crime rates overall (I...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 2:34 PM
Before Hillary Clinton had even made her presidential run official, some unlikely allies began campaigning for her.
At the National Rifle Association's annual convention Friday, Wayne LaPierre, the organization's executive vice president said:...