| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Last week: Organized librarians and Miami-Dade citizens convinced the County Commission to stop the ill-advised plan to gut the library system by cutting hours and librarians. Budget crisis averted, but [only] postponed. The fact is libraries are not just...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Last week: Once again, the news was dominated by Syria, but Russian President Putin's proposal to involve the United Nations has offered a peaceful alternative to a U.S. military attack. Meanwhile, the Syria issue has backlogged all the vital domestic...
| 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...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:09 AM
Disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner, who was at the center of a sexting scandal, has returned to Twitter -- and it was Hurricane Sandy that brought him back.
After nearly a year and a half of going off the grid, Weiner's Twitter handle, @repweiner, came...
| Nov 15, 2012
Last week was a historic one for women. Eighteen women won or reclaimed Senate seats, bringing the number of women in that body to 20. Nearly 80 women now occupy the House. New Hampshire became the first state to elect a female governor and an all-women...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Letter writer John Bonn's accusation that former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and the GOP are out of touch with reality as related to the journalistic elitist left is a pure example of self-delusion ("The GOP lost because it's out of touch," Nov. 28)....
| Aug 1, 2013
Talking about your shrink isn't just for Woody Allen characters anymore. Once the kiss of death for a political career, announcing that you're in or about to enter therapy has actually become go-to damage-control strategy for public servants.
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:55 PM
The Wall Street madam running against Eliot Spitzer for New York City comptroller was arrested on suspicion of selling drugs -- probably a negative for her campaign.
Kristin Davis, a busty platinum blond who ran a high-end prostitution business, was...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:00 AM
I was left shaking my head in dismay after reviewing The Sun Magazine's special edition on Baltimore women leaders and the reaction to it ("50 women to watch in Baltimore," July 22).
Ah, what a difference two simple three-letter words would have made:...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:45 PM
It turns out RNC chairman Reince Priebus and NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd have one thing in common: They both hate the idea of NBC airing a miniseries about Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Todd appeared on the MSNBC morning chat show,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:10 PM
DURHAM, N.C. - The infamy of Carlos Danger has extended all the way to the lower rungs of baseball’s minor leagues.
Carlos Danger is, of course, the doppelganger used by former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, a New York Democrat, while he was sending...