| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:14 PM
In the last nine years I have written five columns concerning the coarsening of Israeli society. This is not merely my liberal critique; it has been noted by Israeli academics and political leaders.
In 2005 the conservative Israeli newspaper, Maariv,...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Coming soon to a TV near you: anti-pot ads. Coming to a parking lot near you: a pro-pot bus.
As Election Day draws nearer, the two sides of the medical marijuana debate have diverged in how they're getting out the message.
Drug Free Florida, the...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:38 PM
TV viewers in Florida this week are seeing the first attack in an ad war over medical marijuana, as polls point to a close contest on a constitutional amendment to legalize the illicit weed.
Opponents launched a $1.5-million round of statewide ads...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 8:17 PM
With the primaries over, Florida voters will be focusing on the November ballot and political action committees will be spending millions of dollars on advertising to help sway them.
But on one of the major issues — the medical marijuana...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus.
Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Billionaires can be fascinating, and not just because of the fortunes they amass. They buy islands and media organizations, experiment with space travel, and have larger-than-life personalities. They also become proxies in national political debates about...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:33 PM
If John Morgan expects to match opponents' TV advertising in the medical marijuana campaign, he might have to spend millions more of his own dollars to do so.
Morgan and others supporting Amendment 2 to legalize medical marijuana on the Nov. 4 ballot...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 6:46 PM
— Thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last spring, a handful of Pennsylvania's top political donors have lighter wallets than they otherwise would have by this point in the election year.
Eight state residents are among 310 mega-donors who...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:34 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Floridians appear ready in a big way to legalize medical marijuana.
A Quinnipiac University survey released Monday found 88 percent of voters were in favor of the Amendment 2 question of legalizing medical marijuana on the Nov. 4 ballot....
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:24 AM
TALLAHASSEE – In the everlasting battle between trial lawyers and the business lobby, not even a corporate outsider in the Governor’s Mansion changes Florida politics.
Florida’s gubernatorial race is already living up to the hype as...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:14 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan has seen casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, and he's raising him.
The primary booster for Florida's medical marijuana constitutional amendment says he has rustled up roughly $6 million in donations to pay...