| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:48 PM
For a man accustomed to winning, John Morgan is on one epic losing streak.
The personal injury attorney spent more than $4 million of his own money to legalize medical marijuana and lost on Election Night.
Charlie Crist, whose No. 1 backer — and...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:36 AM
Joints, pot brownies, cannabis–dosed sodas and other marijuana products will soon be sold in retail shops to any adult who wants them throughout a large chunk of the West, after voters in Oregon and Alaska approved legalization measures Tuesday....
| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:51 PM
This past weekend, American Studies Assn. members held our annual conference in Los Angeles, with the theme "The Fun and the Fury." Those familiar with the ASA mainly because of news about our year-old academic boycott of Israel might be surprised by...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Facing a tough midterm election, Democrats put aside some of their remaining scruples about the new age of unlimited campaign spending and courted unions and hedge-fund billionaires for big checks to try to salvage a Senate majority.
They spent a lot of...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:29 PM
While building the world's largest gambling empire, billionaire Sheldon Adelson has dotted the globe with casinos that employ 50,000 workers.
And he's been able to prevent all of them from unionizing.
So it comes with some irony that the 15th-...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 8:40 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida GOP raised more than $65.2 million over the last two months, including more than $12 million collected from Gov. Rick Scott's personal wealth.
The Republican Party of Florida disclosed its final fund-raising figures late...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:40 PM
One look at the latest Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board annual report gives a clear picture why officials like to point to the Sands in Bethlehem as the poster casino for why the state got into the gambling business.
Its 2,232 employees are the most of...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Florida voters have three far-reaching constitutional amendments to consider on the Nov. 4 ballot this year.
One would earmark billions of dollars for land and water conservation. Another would decide which governor would appoint replacements for...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Less than a month before the election, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and his challenger, Democrat Tom Wolf, have raised and spent enough money to put the governor's race on track to be the most expensive in Pennsylvania history.
During this election...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 8:09 PM
People United for Medical Marijuana is taking its campaign to the streets — literally.
Which is why a big blue bus with "Vote Yes On 2" pulled into Gulfstream Park, a gambling mecca in Hallandale Beach.
Most folks here come for the...
| 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,...