In my experience, everything about parenting is counter-intuitive. I remember being pregnant on tour with my first young adult novel and trying to get through the San Francisco airport, garbage can to garbage can. I waited for the wave of nausea to pass until I could make it to the next one, all the while my writing …
Somebody stole your identity when you least expected it. You will be the last one to know.
Not to be overly simplistic, but the essential skill set to perform the duties of Florida's secretary of state would seem to be the ability to perform this task: one, two, three, four, five …
The Tampa Bay Times editorial board recommended Lisa Wheeler-Brown in the Aug. 25 primary election for St. Petersburg City Council District 7. Candidates not recommended by the Times are given an opportunity to reply.
Winthrop "Will" Newton
The Republican Party has a bigger problem than Donald Trump: It hasn't figured out what it wants to be.
The latest controversy over Hillary Clinton's emails — the allegation that classified information was improperly transmitted on her private email server — is, or should be, a non-scandal.
In an essay in his 1976 collection, Mortal Lessons, the physician Richard Selzer describes a strange suburban scene. People go outside in the morning in his neighborhood, after the garbage trucks have passed, and find "a foreignness upon the pavement," a softness underfoot.
The recent killing of Kathryn Steinle as she walked arm in arm with her father along San Francisco's Embarcadero was horrific, even if the details remain murky. That Steinle's alleged killer had seven previous felony convictions and had been deported five times only makes the incident more complicated and politically …
Such troubled young men.
This is what we call them instead of nuts with guns, and they are a dreaded modern American cliche. Every time there's a news flash about another mass shooting, we now expect the culprit to be revealed as a "troubled young man."
Medicare turns 50 this week, and it has been a very good half-century. Before the program went into effect, Ronald Reagan warned that it would destroy American freedom; it didn't, as far as anyone can tell. What it did do was provide a huge improvement in financial security for seniors and their families, and in many …
Last week, all of your friends' Facebooks exploded over a mini-melee at Marcy's Diner, a tiny restaurant in Portland, Maine. Accounts differ as to what exactly transpired during what shall henceforth be known as Brunchgazi, but all parties agree: A toddler became unruly in a restaurant during a long wait for pancakes, …
Do you ever get the feeling that the price to pay for participating in democracy is being forced to sign up with either Ralph Kramden at the Raccoon Lodge or Laurel and Hardy at the Sons of the Desert? That's not a choice. It's a constitutional hazing.
Israeli officials are orchestrating a campaign to have Congress scuttle the Iran nuclear deal by voting it down and overriding a promised presidential veto. Republican presidential hopefuls have jumped on the bandwagon, denouncing the deal as if it heralded the end of the world.
Seven years ago, in the afterglow of a stirring election night in Chicago, commentators dared ask whether the United States had finally begun to heal its divisions over race and atone for the original sin of slavery by electing its first black president. It has not. Not even close. A New York Times/CBS News poll …
“The universe is apparently bulging at the seams with the ingredients of biology," says Geoffrey Marcy, an astronomer at the University of California at Berkeley and a participant in Stephen Hawking's $100 million search for alien life, which was announced last week.
In what may prove to be a turning point for political action on climate change, a breathtaking new study casts extreme doubt about the near-term stability of global sea levels.
With his signature flair for controversy, billionaire Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump challenged the Vietnam War service credentials of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
It was a driver's worst nightmare.
Andy Greenberg was speeding along a busy interstate in St. Louis recently when he suddenly lost control of his vehicle. The accelerator abruptly stopped working. The car crawled to a stop. As 18-wheelers whizzed by his stalled vehicle, Greenberg began to panic.
His car had …
My digital address book lists 2,743 contacts. This is not because I'm popular or extroverted; I'm neither.
I have a message for Gov. Rick Scott on behalf of the millions of Floridians and tourists who enjoy our award-winning state parks: Lay off them. They are neither for profit nor plunder.