| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:08 PM
During the 2014 midterm elections, no one spent political cash like Tom Steyer, the Democratic hedge fund billionaire from San Francisco who has tried to make climate change a paramount issue in American politics.
He dropped more than $74 million into...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 11:23 AM
There's an old joke in the newspaper business, now immortal on the Internet:
"The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country. The New York Times is read by people...
| 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 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 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 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 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 29, 2014
| 4:36 PM
With pot sold openly to any adult who wants it in Colorado and Washington state, marijuana advocates were hoping restrictions in other states would fall like dominoes this election season, opening the way for a push in Congress to change federal drug...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Perhaps it's because people are simply mesmerized by the remarkable charisma and strength of Florida's two gubernatorial candidates.
Perhaps it's because people have gone off the deep end after receiving another memo in their inbox asking for a buck, or...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:41 PM
For months, a billion-dollar ad blitz has flooded the airwaves here and in other closely contested states leading up to Tuesday's midterm election, another sign that the nation has entered a new era in political spending driven less by candidates and more...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:49 PM
After proponents and opponents spent more than $10 million combined, after months of campaigning across the state, Florida's medical marijuana amendment has been defeated.
Amendment 2 barely missed garnering the 60 percent needed to pass, coming in at...