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  • CIA vs. the Senate: The Constitution demands action

     CIA vs. the Senate: The Constitution demands action
    CIA spying on the Senate is the constitutional equivalent of the Watergate break-in. In both cases, the executive branch attacked the very foundations of our system of checks and balances. President Obama is not President Nixon. He hasn’t been...
  • Martin Schram: Pro wrestlers flail and wail in Washington

    Washington's political heavyweights are once again performing for your pleasure as pro wrestlers, flailing and flopping and pounding the mat in feigned pain. They perform their act partly because they think you like it. But mainly because it always...
  • Milk Dud: Oberweis picks the wrong fight with Durbin

    Milk Dud: Oberweis picks the wrong fight with Durbin
    Big swing and a miss by GOP U.S. Senate nominee Jim Oberweis, reacting to news that Walgreen Co. is not going to move its  headquarters overseas for tax purposes: “The Walgreen's saga symbolizes Dick Durbin's 32-year career in Washington. His...
  • Obama's breezy words for post-9/11 torture

    "...but we tortured some folks." -- President Barack Obama, Aug.1, 2014 OK, in the first place: "tortured some folks?" Really? Was there not something annoyingly breezy in the president's phrasing last week as he acknowledged the abuse of suspected...
  • Seniors on the Go: Anti-consumer Airfare Display Bill sneaks through House

    Seniors on the Go: Anti-consumer Airfare Display Bill sneaks through House
    The ironically named "Transparent Airfares Act of 2014" passed the House of Representatives on July 28. This misbegotten bill, which would actually make the costs of air travel less transparent, passed by voice vote, presumably in part to avoid...
  • Q-Poll: Voters turned off by negative ad blitz

    Q-Poll: Voters turned off by negative ad blitz
    TALLAHASSEE -- Too bad they both can't lose. Or can they? That seems to be the message voters gave to Quinnipiac University's pollster in a new survey that found Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist locked in a skin-tight contest, and 9 percent of...
  • Trader Joes, GOP, and Citizens United: Letters

    Solve parking -- move Trader Joe's has been open for business for five weeks, but it should move. Parking at Lakeside shopping center in Winter Park is a nightmare. It makes sense for the ultra-popular grocery store to move up the street to the vacant...
  • For many, full-time work at minimum wage isn't enough

    Samuel Rivera works full time assembling industrial plumbing parts at a warehouse in Catasauqua. His wife, Sasha, is on maternity leave from the deli of a Bethlehem supermarket, where she worked until three days before her due date. They don't own a...
  • Keeping Florida moving, Obama, and veterans: Letters

    Keeping Florida moving Faced with an ever-growing population, Florida's transportation agencies are working diligently to provide new mobility options to move motorists around our cities, so it should be no surprise that Florida tops a new White House...
  • What about Palestinian lives? [Letter]

    What about Palestinian lives? [Letter]
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who chairs the U.S. Senate's Appropriations Committee, on Friday issued a statement on that body's approval of $225 million in aid to Israel. In part, Senator Mikulski wrote, "It's crucial that Israel has the opportunity to defend...
  • James MacGregor Burns dies at 95; Pulitzer-winning historian

    James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and political scientist who analyzed the nature of presidential leadership and wrote candid biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, died Tuesday at his home in Williamstown, Mass....