Thursday, August 16, 2018

Perspective

Perspective: Let’s build a ‘house’ for Kerouac in St. Pete ... (no not that one)

Perspective: Let’s build a ‘house’ for Kerouac in St. Pete ... (no not that one)

Over my writing desk is a pop-art image of Jack Kerouac. He is so handsome. In purple, orange, and shades of green, it shows him in his prime, a typewriter in the corner and his words about the people he loves, the ones who "burn, burn, burn like fab...
Updated: 3 months ago
Five interesting facts

Five interesting facts

$171.5 millionis how much drug makers spent lobbying the federal government last year, more than any other industry.Just 36%of Republicans last year thought free trade had been good for the United States, down from 57 percent in 2009, according to th...
Updated: 3 months ago
PolitiFact: Can Robert Mueller subpoena Donald Trump? A look at the legal precedents

PolitiFact: Can Robert Mueller subpoena Donald Trump? A look at the legal precedents

President Donald Trump has said heíd "love to speak" to special counsel Robert Mueller but that some of his lawyers advise against it.The latest member of Trumpís legal team, Rudy Giuliani, said Trump is under no obligation to comply with a subpoena ...
Updated: 3 months ago
A Little Perspective: Interesting news and notes from around the world

A Little Perspective: Interesting news and notes from around the world

Another state has joined the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, bringing electoral reformers closer to their goal of sidestepping the Electoral College to elect presidents by a nationwide popular vote instead. Under the compact, states pledge ...
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Column: Moms looking out for daughters who need special medical treatment

Five years ago, shortly after celebrating Motherís Day, my mom watched as her oldest child was wheeled into brain surgery to undergo a procedure to help cope with the symptoms of early Parkinsonís disease. The operation, known as Deep Brain Stimulati...
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The Reading File: Excerpts from interesting articles

The Reading File: Excerpts from interesting articles

The baby formula gangIn Sundayís New York Times Magazine, Chris Pomorski writes an expansive expose about a crime ring that was based in Tampa Bay. Its illicit product? Baby formula: "Itís pricey, itís portable, its users need it constantly, and reta...
Updated: 3 months ago

Selected readings from the left and from the right

We live in a partisan age, and our news habits can reinforce our own perspectives. Consider this an effort to broaden our collective outlook with essays beyond the range of our typical selections.FROM THE LEFTFrom "Stormy Daniels Is Not Your Stereoty...
Updated: 3 months ago
What you need to know ahead of Donald Trumpís Iran deal deadline

What you need to know ahead of Donald Trumpís Iran deal deadline

President Donald Trump has long derided the Iran nuclear deal, calling it "insane," "ridiculous" and something that "should have never, ever been made."The deal restricts certain Iranian nuclear activities for periods between 10 to 25 years, and allo...
Updated: 4 months ago
At the Interstate 4 chokepoint, the path ahead for creating a Florida Wildlife Corridor is narrow indeed

At the Interstate 4 chokepoint, the path ahead for creating a Florida Wildlife Corridor is narrow indeed

If we were a black bear or a Florida panther, how could we cross Interstate 4? Our three-member expedition team spent a week testing such a path to make sure this imperiled stretch of the Florida Wildlife Corridor can still be saved and to discover t...
Updated: 4 months ago
Oh, Florida! For our Puerto Rican evacuees, a primer on Florida politics

Oh, Florida! For our Puerto Rican evacuees, a primer on Florida politics

The other night when I got home from work, Turner Classic Movies was showing†Casablanca again, and as always I got sucked in by the romantic triangle of Rick, Ilsa and Captain Renault. (Oh, and Victor. Hmm, I guess it’s more of a love rhombus.)...
Updated: 4 months ago