| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:15 AM
For those of you who think that insensitive speech is just an issue for reality television and “Duck Dynasty,” consider Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has quietly signed a bill that will make it harder to force public schools to drop...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 7:08 AM
I got the gist of the "Duck Dynasty" thing after my first and only viewing: bunch of rural jackasses who somehow struck it rich get brought into our living rooms to be laughed at by the rest of us aristocrats.
Well, all right. When the archetype...
| Jan 27, 2013
Sunday's print column What a great week it had been for Democrats. President Barack Obama delivered a bold, confrontational second inaugural address Monday that underscored numerous popular liberal initiatives. New polling data showed very strong public...
| Feb 22, 2013
CNN's "State of the Union" talks to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. The program starts at 9 a.m. and noon. The program offers a panel with former Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss.; Jackie Calmes of The New York Times; Gwen Ifill of PBS'...
| Feb 9, 2013
Updated Feb. 11, 2013, 3:45pm CT President Barack Obama will be delivering the 2013 State of the Union address — the fourth of his time in office, and the first of his second term as president — to a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, Feb....
| Feb 12, 2013
President Barack Obama's State of the Union address will rearrange Tuesday prime time. The speech is scheduled to start at 9 on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Business Network and Bloomberg. There will be responses by Sen....
| Dec 3, 2012
| 2:33 PM
The man squirming in front of the “60 Minutes” cameras on Sunday night was familiar to those who follow politics and health care in Broward County.
Alan Levine, the former chief executive of the North Broward Hospital District – the...
| Sep 3, 2012
The whole nation was metaphorically holding its breath last week as Hurricane Isaac bore down on New Orleans, almost seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina destroyed large parts of the city. Fortunately, the destruction inflicted by Isaac didn't...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 5:13 PM
"It has become conventional wisdom that the BP-funded response to the spill was a chaotic and mismanaged affair, driven by corporate avarice, lacking in urgency, and at times willfully negligent of the problem's scope … The evidence for this is...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 7:04 AM
Cronyism, by definition, is partiality to long-standing friends (or family), especially by appointing them to positions of authority, regardless of their qualifications. We've seen this for far too long in Louisiana and it's time for it to stop....
| Apr 23, 2011
| 8:42 PM
In December, shortly after taking office, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie told the Los Angeles Times that he hoped to use his new perch to take on the so-called "birther" movement, the belief that President Obama was not born in the state -- or, more to...