| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Welcome back to school, America!
Summer was but a brief break from the kind of news story that has become all too normal. An elementary school in Georgia, Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, was the latest to be visited by a mentally ill man...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:46 PM
When it comes to speech, Florida's university campuses are some of the most oppressive places in this state.
Administrators have become increasingly tyrannical in their interpretations of the First Amendment.
There appears to be more concern about...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is a very conservative Republican, so his report last November cannot be dismissed as the mere ravings against wealthy people by some bleeding-heart liberal Democrat.
(You may recall Coburn from last September, when he made...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Q. We live in a suburban planned unit development. The developer was granted concessions by our village for design flexibility. These concessions include narrower streets and sidewalks than required by code and non-code sewer drainage facilities.
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:11 PM
As a developer of shopping malls, including 22 in California, Westfield Group clearly takes its responsibilities to the consumer economy seriously.
The Australian company's malls are typically well-designed and anchored by the finest department stores,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:18 PM
You may not have noticed, but the entire United States Congress sleazed out of town at the beginning of August for a five-week vacation, leaving much of the economy in a shambles.
Let's take stock. The economy grew in the second quarter at a pitiful...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The definitive line about a newspaper's public mission came, as it happens, from Hollywood.
In Orson Welles' classic "Citizen Kane," the title character, his newspaper empire in tatters, is asked by Walter Thatcher, the film's stand-in for J.P. Morgan,...
| Aug 18, 2013
If some of the Founding Fathers were actually around today . . .
Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were relaxing in a Fort Lauderdale coffee house, looking over the latest copy of the Sun Sentinel (yes, I know , shameless promo....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:20 PM
I have a confession to make: I am a homeowner.
That's a dangerous thing to say. We homeowners are getting blamed for a lot of today's economic ills, and labeled dupes besides.
It's said that we profiteer from an undeserved tax break. That our...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Here's a hard-and-fast rule: Don't give your Social Security number to anyone unless it's absolutely necessary.
More than 12 million Americans fell victim to identity theft last year, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. Losses topped $21 billion,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:46 PM
In case you still thought Egypt's coup was leading to democracy, the violent destruction of Muslim Brotherhood protest camps and the appointment of 19 generals as provincial governors — occurring more or less simultaneously — should cure you...
| Jan 30, 2013
Can Republicans find a way out of the political dead end they marched into during the 2012 campaign? Can President Obama make his second term more productive than the final gridlocked years of his first? Can Democrats and Republicans in Congress relearn...