| Sep 17, 2014
| 11:18 AM
As the weather gets colder, things are heating up for the Central Florida craft beer scene. There are no less than four local microbreweries with tentative opening dates in the next few months, and a fifth (Winter Garden's Crooked Can) slated for early...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:49 AM
The punching bags are punching back.
How else to interpret exit polls showing 64 percent of white men who participated in last week's midterm elections voted for Republicans?
That's almost two out of three — more than enough to offset big...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 2:33 PM
SunRail backers have long said that the commuter train will do more than simply transport riders between Volusia and Osceola counties.
It also is expected to spur economic development near stations along the route.
Now Longwood — which has...
| 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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:30 PM
With the U.S. Secret Service being ripped apart in Washington over a series of unforgivable security lapses protecting President Barack Obama, there was one man I wanted to talk to.
Not some policy wonk or some bureaucrat good at meetings and office...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Rabbi, is there a proper blessing for the czar?" He thinks for a moment and responds: "May God bless and keep the czar ... far away from us!" -- "Fiddler on the Roof"
Today, "czar" is a term encouraged by the media to describe one who oversees a...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Slew of brews
You may think that Orlando is hitting peak capacity for craft-brew bars, but judging from the crop of new openings around town, the battle for your beer belly has just begun.
First in the ring: Hourglass Brewery, which opened its new...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:55 PM
As a lifelong Republican and a resident of Newport Beach for 55 years, I am saddened to see the intrusion of some ultra-partisan party leaders advancing an agenda in Newport Beach that has nothing to do with the Republican values held by Ronald Reagan and...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Forty years have passed since Californians first elected as their governor a very young and quirkily charismatic Jerry Brown. Back then, voters made a conscious break from the past, choosing a 36-year-old Democrat with floppy collars and a philosophical...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:20 PM
An Amtrak train struck a vehicle in Seminole County just before 8 p.m. Friday on General Hutchinson Parkway and Ronald Reagan Boulevard, authorities said.
There were no injuries reported.
According to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, the driver was...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:48 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Ronald Reagan had the microphone he paid for. Alex Sink had the smartphone she wasn't supposed to use. Lawton Chiles summoned his inner "he-coon" to rattle an upstart Jeb Bush.
Now, Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist...