When an aging, decrepit 90-something Nazi is discovered still alive and hauled before a court to account for decades-old war crimes, there are some who would argue: Why bother after all this time to hound a wheezing goose-stepper to his grave?
As I was watching the recent events in Paris unfold, I could not help but feel the pain of watching innocent people get killed, and simultaneously I could not help but feel pain due to the response of the media in associating those who committed the murders with our beautiful faith Islam, which has more than 1.7 billion …
Kudos to Florida state Sen. Greg Evers for not just talking about cleaning up the prison mess, but showing that he means business.
Florida businesses need an academically and technologically prepared workforce to succeed, which makes the strength of our higher education system a major factor in attracting new business to Florida. We are fortunate to have the Florida College System as the primary access point to higher education in Florida.
The decline in gasoline prices over the last four months has been sharp and surprising. But for Americans wondering why their family budgets still feel strained, part of the answer is almost as surprising:
When the United States at last abandons the abhorrent practice of capital punishment, the early years of the 21st century will stand out as a peculiar period during which otherwise reasonable people hotly debated how to kill other people while inflicting the least amount of constitutionally acceptable pain.
When Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik unveiled his $1 billion plan for the swath of undeveloped land he controls along downtown Tampa's waterfront, he reeled off a list of the things he had in mind: a medical school, a corporate headquarters, condos, a hotel with convention meeting space, shops and restaurants.
The middle class has been shrinking for almost half a century. In the late 1960s, more than half of the households in the United States were squarely in the middle, earning — in today's dollars — between $35,000 and $100,000 a year. Few people noticed or cared as the size of that group began to fall, because …
President Barack Obama has caused a furor with his plan to tax withdrawals from so-called 529 plans, a tax-advantaged savings account through which families save for children's college tuition. Annual contributions to 529s, often deductible from state income taxes, accumulate earnings tax-free and then — under …
Saturday evening, I got a call that no parent wants to get. It was my son calling from college — he's a third-year student at Yale. He had been accosted by a campus police officer, at gunpoint!
This is how my son remembers it:
It's a good time to be a pessimist. ISIS, Charlie Hebdo, Crimea, Donetsk, Gaza, Burma, Ebola, school shootings, campus rapes, wife-beating athletes, lethal cops — who can avoid the feeling that things fall apart, the center cannot hold? As troubling as the recent headlines have been, these lamentations need …
Since I announced my intention to brood, meditate, mull and otherwise noodle around a potential, possible, maybe, sorta run for the Republican presidential nomination, the response from you, gentle readers, has been overwhelming, encouraging me to think, ponder and otherwise dawdle to the point of paralyzing inertia …
To give the Republican rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the Union last week, Republicans put forward freshman Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa. Her response started with a childhood memory that got people talking.
Editor's note: The three members of the second Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition are filing weekly dispatches of their 1,000-mile, 10-week journey to highlight the value of keeping an open pathway through the state for wildlife. Here is the story of the second week.
I've never been a fan of global conferences to solve problems, but when I read that the Obama administration is organizing a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism for Feb. 18, in response to the Paris killings, I had a visceral reaction: Is there a box on my tax returns that I can check so my tax dollars won't go to …
At this point the best McDonald's ad campaign might be no ad campaign at all.
In 2001, Donald Hall, just 70 and yet to be named the nation's poet laureate or to receive the National Medal of Arts, published a poem titled Affirmation in the New Yorker. It began: "To grow old is to lose everything."
I was a senior at Cornell University when I was arrested for heroin possession. As an addict — a condition that began during a deep depression — I was muddling my way through classes and doing many things I would come to regret, including selling drugs to pay for my own habit.
I'm at 35,000 feet, somewhere over the Midwest, and I've finally found something on commercial flights that's worse than airplane food: the Wi-Fi. It's so slow and unreliable that it shouldn't be allowed to call itself "Wi-Fi." Renaming it Airplane Dial-Up would be unfair to dial-up.
Greetings to the Cuban government: Hola, you all come on up now, you hear?