| Nov 11, 2012
| 8:25 PM
What's the sound when perfection goes poof?
Sunday, it was a thud, as New Orleans cornerback Jabari Greer batted away a fourth-down pass by the Atlanta Falcons, who were two yards away from a touchdown that would have kept them undefeated.
From 8-0 to 9...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 8:39 PM
When Gov. Martin O'Malley takes the stage at the Democratic convention to give the most important speech of his political career, he'll have to deliver on one deceptively simple goal: He'll need to make people want to hear more.
As an increasingly...
| Oct 3, 2012
We imagine there are folks who watch the presidential debates to carefully consider the candidates' stands on free trade and job creation and health care reform.
We watch them to carefully consider how the candidates use language. If a John McCain-...
| Sep 6, 2012
At the risk of inviting legions of conservatives to swoop down and tell me I'm drowning in the Obama Kool-Aid (actually, it's not just a risk; it's a guarantee), I'm just going to come out and say it: Michelle Obama was spectacular at the Democratic...
| Dec 12, 2012
Shortly after the 1988 presidential election, pollsters asked Democrats whom they favored to be their party's nominee in 1992. The strongest candidates were Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Gov. Mario M. Cuomo of New York. The governor of...
| Sep 5, 2012
There's something delicious about Bill Clinton being asked to serve as the chief character witness for Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention. Clinton, let's recall, was a very messy president. His meetings didn't start on time; his speeches...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
— Let's talk about the other speech.
No, not Bill Clinton's 48-minute stemwinder to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night that was so mesmerizing even Republicans praised it. Instead, let's offer a little nod of affirmation for...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:35 PM
U.S. Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV of Fort Myers has been selected to be a speaker at the Republican National Convention that starts in 10 days in Tampa. Mack, a four-term Congressman from Fort Myers who is taking on Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 4:48 PM
On the public-affairs front this weekend: ***Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer talks to Lauren Rowe on “Flashpoint,” which airs at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Rowe said Dyer will discuss taxes, politics and his son's car crash. Dyer also talks...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 10:44 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Four years after riding a wave of optimism into the White House, President Obama offered a sobering message as he asked Americans for another term to help complete the country’s recovery from the worst economic crisis since...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:32 PM
"If you reject the notion that this nation's promise is reserved for the few, your voice must be heard in this election. If you reject the notion that our government is forever beholder to the highest bidder, you need to stand up in this election."...