| May 19, 2015
| 3:02 PM
Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicaid.
Right now, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a politician who's talking about health care.
Well, I have two points to make about that:
First, you shouldn't be swinging around dead cats. Especially not in this...
| May 17, 2015
| 1:30 PM
Alarmed about cities trying to outlaw plastic bags, the director of the Missouri Grocers Association decided to do something about it. So Dan Shaul turned to his state legislator— himself — and guided a bill to passage barring local...
| 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 7, 2015
| 10:24 AM
A mammoth challenge on a world stage awaits shooting whiz Sarah Osborn of Hampton on Saturday in South Korea.
Having just turned 16 in February, she'll be the youngest competitor in a field of more than 90 shooters from 45 nations competing in the women'...
| 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 7, 2015
| 11:00 AM
I am responding to Austin Barry's letter that suggests punishing those who supply firearms to others who do not have a legal right to posses them ("Punish the gun enablers," April 3). He believes the laws need to be changed.
Currently under federal law,...