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  • Another incredible case, courtesy of Texas' shaky legal system

    Another incredible case, courtesy of Texas' shaky legal system
    Some cases have no easy solutions. A Texas judge last week set a September date for the retrial of a man sentenced to death in 1977 after being convicted of killing a woman at a bus station, a conviction that was overturned in 1980 because of problems...
  • Shale gas, the silent revolution

    Remarkable. But typical. This administration has just released a 42-page advertisement for itself that it calls a report. In it, Barack Obama & Co. take more than full credit for the dramatic change in this country's energy prospects -- from the long...
  • It ain't rock and roll without a Port-a-Potty

    Five dudes in an SUV on a Saturday night, heading to Chicago for a rock music extravaganza. As tunes from satellite radio filled the vehicle's interior, naturally the conversation turned to concerts. "Last one you attended?" I asked my companions while...
  • Blame Islamist Terrorism On Carter?

    Much of the blame for the current conflagration in Iraq is directed at President Bush, his ill-advised invasion and his poor handling of the occupation. President Obama is rightly blamed for endorsing the current Iraqi president. That said, the troubles...
  • Appeals court panel ends L.A. ban on homeless living in vehicles

    Appeals court panel ends L.A. ban on homeless living in vehicles
    For the second time in two years, a federal appeals court has struck down a key enforcement tool in Los Angeles' efforts to deal with burgeoning homelessness, declaring a ban on living in vehicles an invitation to discriminate against the poor. A three-...
  • Tobacco industry once had high hopes for marijuana business

    Tobacco industry once had high hopes for marijuana business
    Richard Nixon was in the White House, his "war on drugs" was in full swing, yet Big Tobacco was secretly exploring the possibility of becoming Big Pot. Newly discovered documents from tobacco company archives at UC San Francisco show that major...
  • Guillermo Martinez: Talk of lifting Cuba embargo brings memories of brutality

    "Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it." (George Santayana) A good friend includes the quote from George Santayana at the end of all his e-mails. It is worthwhile remembering it as those seeking rapprochement with Cuba push ahead...
  • Former Broward Commissioner Hugh Anderson dies at 79

    Former Broward Commissioner Hugh Anderson dies at 79
    Hugh Anderson, a former Broward County commissioner, lobbyist, and a founding member of the Boys Club of Broward County, died at a Fort Lauderdale nursing home Wednesday morning from complications of pulmonary disease. Mr. Anderson, of Fort Lauderdale,...
  • Vietnam refugee reconnects with Tavares doctor who helped rescue him in 1979

    Vietnam refugee reconnects with Tavares doctor who helped rescue him in 1979
    The vintage photo shows a young American medical officer examining a 5-year-old Vietnamese refugee, tears rolling down the boy's cheek. The year is 1979, and the earnest physician on board the USS Wabash in the South China Sea is Richard Bosshardt,...
  • Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
  • Will Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl be the Democrats' albatross?

    Will Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl be the Democrats' albatross?
    The controversy over the trade of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to grow with allegations that President Barack Obama violated federal law and paid too high a price for the release. However, the biggest problem for the...