| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:20 PM
The navigators are coming! The navigators are coming!
Key provisions of the complex Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) are almost upon us, and to hear the shrill Republican alarmists in Congress and Tallahassee explain it, you'd think the prospect of...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:12 AM
Campus leaders at Florida State University are responding to a racist comment posted to the mobile video-sharing app Vine.
The six-second video came from the Vine account of FSU student Mandy Thurston and showed a group of students outside the Oglesby...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Back in 1984, when I first arrived in Florida, we didn’t even have a state lottery. Up north — that is to say, Tallahassee — the quaint attitude (shared by many southern states) prevailed that the vice of gambling brought with it crime,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Pam Stewart was named Florida's education commissioner today, a post she had been filling on a temporary basis.
There had been "pressure building" for her appointment to become permanent, as superintendents and school administrators wanted stability in...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 11:24 AM
When I think about Central Florida's decade-long struggle to improve our low-wage economy, I think about "Fat Daddy."
Fat Daddy is the name my kids have for old pictures of me — a heavier version of their father, pre-kids. The only way I was...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:20 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Political money is hard enough to squeeze out of donors. And it's particularly hard for Florida Democrats, who have been out of power in the state Capitol since the late Gov. Lawton Chiles walked the halls in the mid-1990s.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:30 PM
American Film Institute Los Angeles: The two-year grad program, under the new artistic direction of producer James L. Brooks this year, grants degrees in cinematography, directing, editing, producing, production design and screenwriting. Claim to fame:...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:52 PM
A week to the day George Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, thousands are expected to gather at federal buildings in 100 cities across the country for a Saturday vigil that will renew calls for a...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:57 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott issued a statewide call for a "day of prayer for unity in Florida" less than 24 hours after meeting with protesters who have been occuping the lobby outside his office in the state capitol in response to the George Zimmerman...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Action in response to the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial continues to sweep the nation, as lawmakers, preachers, students and others took to Washington, Tallahassee, Orlando and beyond to gear up for protests and rallies through...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Stand-your-ground laws that allow a person who believes he is in danger to use deadly force in self-defense "sow dangerous conflict" and need to be reassessed, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday in assailing the statutes that exist in many states....