| Apr 28, 2013
Here are three things the Obama administration has done that you probably didn't know about:
Ever struggle with those accordion-style rubber sleeves on nozzles at the gas station? The sleeve — technically a "vapor recovery nozzle" — was...
| Jul 7, 2013
On the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes, barely more than half of the critics gave "Man of Steel" a positive rating. Where it matters, however, the latest Superman movie is a huge hit: It has sold more than $500 million worldwide at the box office...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 3:59 PM
There are so many astoundingly bad things happening in Tallahassee these days that it's easy to get overwhelmed and depressed.
But I'm not going to let that happen.
Think of today's column as a verbal dose of Prozac — a pick-me-up in the form of...
| May 19, 2011
| 4:11 PM
Time to see what's on readers' minds …
Scott, thank you for a great Sunday column about how only 2 percent of Florida businesses pay corporate taxes. Did you send this column to every member of our legislature and the executive branch? —...
| Aug 1, 2010
| 11:31 AM
PORTSTEWART, Northern Ireland — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told a group of liberal activists meeting in Las Vegas they shouldn’t worry about not getting the single-payer provision in the new health care law. “We’re going...
| Jan 6, 2011
A second major medical publication is calling foul on Dr. Andrew Wakefield's 1998 studying linking the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine to autism. In fact, today the BMJ, a leading medical journal in the U.K. reports Wakefield deliberately faked the...
| Jan 24, 2011
Until Bryan Le Blanc's 93-year-old mother died earlier this month, she had spent the last four years of her life in the Alzheimer's unit at Maryhaven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in north suburban Glenview.
Over the last two years, Le Blanc saw...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 9:56 AM
Think of the difference between the term “medicine” and health.” Medicine conjures up images of doctors, hospitals, operations, pills, nurses, etc. All of these things are transactional. You may have an operation and only know one...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Today we're talking about political waste, arts-center plans, the wrongfully convicted and elderly Floridians who are neglected and abused.
Let's start with the waste.
I've argued for years that Orange County taxpayers needn't keep spending money on...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 5:12 PM
Republican lawmakers in Tallahassee are planning to slash Medicaid, a health-care program for low-income residents.
Pay attention, because this is only the beginning.
Medicare is next.
Washington can no more afford Medicare, a socialized health...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 2:24 AM
Patience was never one of my virtues.
Traffic jams, long lines, people taking inordinate amounts of time with someone or something I felt I needed or wanted, even the slowness of the U.S. mail system, all could send me into a cursing, gesticulating,...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 4:27 PM
Well, after weeks of waiting, wiggling, complaining and a tiny bit of patience mixed with a lot of impatience, my daughter’s first tooth is out.
The removal came down to her decision. We had our six-month check up at our dentist and the dentist...