Saturday, July 21, 2018

Perspective

Does North Korea’s negotiating history mean it can’t be trusted?

Does North Korea’s negotiating history mean it can’t be trusted?

The stakes could hardly be higher for President Donald Trump’s Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Given Pyongyang’s strides toward developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States, an arms control deal loom...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact: Fact-checking the death toll estimates from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

PolitiFact: Fact-checking the death toll estimates from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Many news reports latched on to the number 4,645 in a new Harvard University study about the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria — more than 70 times above the government’s official count.While the number grabbed headlines, it requires exp...
Updated: 2 months ago
Column: Remembering 1918 and the march for democracy

Column: Remembering 1918 and the march for democracy

here is no doubt that this is a challenging and, in many ways, unsettling time for our country. From Russian interference in our elections, mass shootings in our schools, a federal government unable or unwilling to govern, the news appears universall...
Updated: 2 months ago
PolitiFact: Informants, infiltration and spying — some definitions in the FBI investigation of team Trump

PolitiFact: Informants, infiltration and spying — some definitions in the FBI investigation of team Trump

Informant, infiltration, spying. The words were thrown around freely as President Donald Trump tweeted his frustration with the FBI investigation of Russian involvement with his campaign."I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Oh, Florida! Without air conditioning we’re a stinky swamp of sweat. With it, we warm the world

Oh, Florida! Without air conditioning we’re a stinky swamp of sweat. With it, we warm the world

As I write this, some workers are disassembling the 24-year-old air conditioning system in my house. They’re clunking and clanking around, tromping up and down my stairs, so they can replace the old system with a new one that presumably wonR...
Updated: 2 months ago

Column: Did I choose the wrong college?

I sometimes think I went to the wrong college. By many measures — most of them financial — my choice to attend Cornell was not the smartest one.I applied to only two colleges, the University of Florida and Cornell, because applying to college is an e...
Updated: 2 months ago
The real stuff is how Tom Wolfe best used his write stuff

The real stuff is how Tom Wolfe best used his write stuff

Tom Wolfe’s best writing lifted real people into legend: car designers and astronauts and disciples of LSD. With that writing, Wolfe lifted himself into legend as well. The author of 16 books, including such bestsellers as The Right Stuff and ...
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PolitiFact: Is Mike Pence right that religion is gaining new life in U.S.?

PolitiFact: Is Mike Pence right that religion is gaining new life in U.S.?

Speaking at a commencement ceremony at Hillsdale College in Michigan, Vice President Mike Pence told the graduates that religion in the United States is going strong."The percentage of Americans who live out their religion on a weekly basis — praying...
Updated: 2 months ago
Column: Why baby steps toward cheaper drugs are the best we can do

Column: Why baby steps toward cheaper drugs are the best we can do

On the stump, Donald Trump the candidate promised big changes in the way America buys prescription drugs — allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices directly with pharmaceutical manufacturers, and allowing Americans to buy at the prices that Canada ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Column: As the last Rosewood survivor dies, let’s remember our duty to address injustice

Column: As the last Rosewood survivor dies, let’s remember our duty to address injustice

Mary Hall Daniels was a child of 3 when a white mob destroyed her home and the predominantly African-American community of Rosewood in Levy County in 1923. The last survivor of what came to be known as the Rosewood massacre, Mrs. Daniels died on May ...
Updated: 2 months ago