| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Years ago when I was a student at Northwestern University, a handful of executives at America Online came to my class and explained that you, I and everyone we know would soon find ourselves pleasantly stranded on "information islands." We nodded,...
| Dec 26, 2012
Pull up an empty chair, folks. (Up to you whether to interrogate it.) It's time to take a look back at the year that was, politically speaking.
We won't know the 2012 word of the year until The American Dialect Society's annual conference next week....
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 9:51 AM
Since exiting the White House in January 2009, George W. Bush has effectively managed to keep himself out of the spotlight. While a handful of news stories have captured Mr. Bush's promotion of his cancer initiative in Africa and furnished updates on...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:33 PM
Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is dropping by Orange County for another fundraiser next month, according to published reports.
Romney will be at the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on Sept. 17 for the evening event, where...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 5:32 AM
Tampa cops conducted a two-day sweep, dubbed "Keep it Clean," to deter prostitution and human trafficking during the upcoming Republican National Convention, according to a news release from the Tampa Police Department.
Undercover officers conducted...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:07 AM
For all the media clamor for Mitt Romney to come clean on his past tax returns, maybe his campaign advisers would be better off just advising him to keep quiet on the matter, before he gaffes again.
Mr. Romney's supposedly clarifying remark that he has...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Even as he campaigns for re-election to Congress, Rep. Chris Van Hollen has been tapped by the Obama campaign to help lead the Democratic rebuttal to Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan — a role that is taking him to battleground states...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 12:57 PM
Early in this year’s political campaigns, Eric Breitenbach began to notice a confrontational tenor to the debate.
“When the political dialogue relative to 2012 election began to heat up, I was dismayed at the tone of the dialogue and I...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 1:07 PM
The spotlight will be on Tampa (and politics) beginning Monday as the Republican National Convention begins. For travelers who may not be familiar with Tampa, we offer this quiz about the city whose name may have originated from a Creek Indian word for...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Tropical Storm Isaac is gaining strength and organization just south of the Dominican Republic as of Friday morning, and forecasters are still expecting it to follow a northwestern path into the Gulf of Mexico.
The storm had maximum sustained winds of 60...