| Jan 16, 2015
| 11:05 AM
Trying to lessen the chances that a divisive primary damages its 2016 presidential nominee, the Republican National Committee announced Friday that it would hold a limited series of debates during the primary season.
Nine debates have been approved...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:08 PM
When Terrence Williams opened his barbershop along Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Longwood, he was looking for a spot with high visibility.
Ronald Reagan Boulevard, after all, cuts through the center of this Seminole County city, and nearly 30,000 cars and...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Observers unburdened by historical memory may not realize how old and familiar this "new" Russia is. As the shale revolution in this country undermines Russia's petroleum-based economy, and it slips into economic recession, Russia is back to being The...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Prosecuting those who commit torture is not optional despite suggestions to the contrary by many in this newspaper ("Release of CIA torture report is an outrage," Dec. 10). Article 7 of the Convention Against Torture signed by President Ronald Reagan in...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
An inherited economy
"If you don't like the message, kill the messenger." And so it has been with responses to the My Word column, "Dems should've run on Obama's record," on Sunday by Chris Fox, who proffered a quote from the conservative business...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:39 PM
President Barack Obama is now officially a lame duck: no more elections left, and facing GOP majorities in the Senate, House, governors' mansions and even the Supreme Court, in a sense, where five of the nine justices were appointed by Republicans. But...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:00 PM
In Thursday's Dining section, the answers to the "Chef scramble" feature were in the wrong order. Here is the correct sequence: 1. Graham Elliot, 2. Tony Mantuano, 3. Grant Achatz, 4. Stephanie Izard, 5. Charlie Trotter, 6. Beverly Kim, 7. Rick Bayless,...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:09 PM
The United States has always had a “path to citizenship.” One of my ancestors simply went to a judge in St. Louis in 1850, proved he had been here for two years since getting off the boat and renounced his allegiance to the Queen of Prussia....
| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:48 PM
It is a time-honored tradition in American politics: Whenever the president turns unpopular, he fires someone and brings in a tried and tested veteran to clean house. Thus in 1987, in the middle of the Iran-Contra affair, out went Donald Regan as Ronald...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:17 AM
When Ronald Reagan was president, his administration ignored the AIDS crisis until it had killed more than 20,000 American citizens.
So tell me again, right-wingers, about the gross inadequacy of President Obama's immediate response to three domestic...
| Nov 7, 2014
The wall that once separated East from West Berlin has largely disappeared from the city. The few sections that remain stand as potent monuments to the ideological divisions of the Cold War. But 25 years after the Berlin Wall fell, some 120 parts of it...