| Jan 7, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Seven years ago, I disagreed with a New Britain minister — who once was my pastor — when he started a petition to bring metal detectors to the high school. His well-intended response was to allegations that a student at the school was found...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:14 PM
We might not be here with the mists of myths and hectoring of conspiracy theorists — all marking the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination — if he had not insisted on caution during the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:25 AM
The race for the Republican nomination for governor is an odd and complex affair. The candidates are campaigning around the state seeking support from the 1,200 people they expect to be delegates at the May nominating convention at the Mohegan Sun casino....
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:08 PM
"Why does public conflict over societal risks persist in the face of compelling and widely accessible scientific evidence?" asks a new study by the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale University, which should be required reading for all members of the "do-...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Someone who is determined to disbelieve something can manage to disregard an Everest of evidence for it. So Barack Obama will not temper his enthusiasm for increased equality with lucidity about the government's role in exacerbating inequality.
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:41 PM
If George Zimmerman didn't break every rule in the book when it comes to Neighborhood Watch programs, he came close.
Zimmerman called Sanford police on Feb. 26, a rainy Sunday evening, to report a suspicious person inside his neighborhood near Seminole...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 7:38 PM
It was just eight months ago when our cowboy-boot-wearing governor was urging Florida to be more like Texas in every way.
We heard a lot of that from Rick Scott, who loves to show off his custom Houston-made boots emblazoned with "45th Governor."...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:59 PM
A few weeks ago, a sale sign went up, again, outside the Northside Stranger's Home Church.
For anyone who loves the mural on the church's front wall, the sign felt like a death notice, and there may be nobody sadder about that than Jon Pounds.
| Aug 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Time for a brutal assessment regarding the state of immigration reform in America. Extreme partisans on both sides of the aisle — you will not like what you read over the next two minutes. Hopefully, the rest of you will chew on it for a bit....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Sometimes scammers try so hard to scare people into opening their wallets that they overdo it and lose their intended effect.
The email Birdine Remaley Jr. of Whitehall Township got recently is a good example.
It tried to be threatening and startled...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 10:57 AM
There's an old joke about inkblot tests:
A psychiatrist shows his patient three amorphous inkblots and asks the patient what he sees.
"A topless woman, a naked man and orgy," the patient responds.
The doctor says he's noticing a disturbing trend...