| 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 10, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Three of the five appointees announced Thursday to the Board of Governors of the State University System have South Florida ties. All are prominent in the business community.
Gov. Rick Scott’s appointees include Harry “Wayne”...
| 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...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Marco Rubio is navigating a treacherous path by becoming the GOP’s point man on immigration matters. His being Hispanic may seem to his Anglo brethren as a big plus, but in his specific case it could be a hindrance.
“Pies secos, pies...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:53 PM
HOUSTON — At least one person was killed and 77 injured Thursday in an explosion and fire at a petrochemical plant in the Louisiana town of Geismar, part of a heavily industrial region known as “Cancer Alley.”
“This has been a...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:50 AM
The best part about the end of the presidential election other than the end of a presidential election is speculating about who will run in the next presidential election. In the wake of their sound defeat at the polls, the Republicans are especially...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey said he’s still “haunted” by the Republicans’ failed presidential campaign and warned against their losing the debate on federal spending.
Toomey crisscrossed the state as a loyal...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:52 AM
While Republican leaders console themselves that they salvaged control of the House from the defeat of Mitt Romney, they need to ponder the long-term future of the party of Lincoln and of Ronald Reagan.
The course of the Grand Old Party from the Great...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 2:00 PM
They lose and immediately the chorus begins. Republicans must change or die. A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority.
The only part of this that is even partially true regards Hispanics. They...
| Jan 27, 2013
A well-organized retreat is said to be one of the most difficult military maneuvers: You're under enemy fire, your troops are likely to be demoralized, and you've got to avoid a rout.
That why House Republicans' orderly withdrawal last week from an...
| Jan 30, 2013
Soon after President Barack Obama's second inaugural address, Speaker of the House John Boehner said the White House would try "to annihilate the Republican Party" and "shove us into the dustbin of history."
Actually, the GOP is doing a pretty good...