Donald Trump has mastered Twitter, embarking on a White House candidacy that forgoes costly, conventional methods of political communication and relies instead on the free, urgent and visceral platforms of social media. Over the past two months, on Twitter alone, he has been mentioned in 6.3 million conversations, eight …
It's tough to know exactly how many guns we have in the United States. Most estimates use federal tallies of the firearms manufactured, imported and exported by U.S. gunmakers. A 2012 Congressional Research Service report published exactly one month before the Sandy Hook school shootings put the number of civilian …
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In the interest of full disclosure, I am not an engineer, although my late father was, and he did most of his precise calculations with a slide rule. But I would like to think I inherited a bit of his common sense, which leads me to go out on a limb with this observation.
Here is today's lesson for Law and Order 101. When a prosecutor offers you a plea deal, especially one involving zero time behind bars, grab the offer, kiss him on the cheek and run as fast as you can for the door.
Whether or not we're aware of it, each person in Pinellas County makes hourly decisions that impact our health. Do we bring or buy lunch? Walk around the block or watch TV? Smoke or avoid tobacco? In the public health world, these decisions are called "health behaviors."
Carly Fiorina's presidential campaign has been built on confrontational moments. With impregnable self-confidence and a fearless intensity, she has out-Trumped Trump and landed the most telling and quotable blows on Hillary Clinton.
Jeb Bush has a serious problem with ethnicity and multiculturalism. And this problem is more serious than it first appears.
We join other Florida superintendents in saying we have lost confidence in the current accountability system for the students of the state of Florida.
When a shooter opened fire at a community college in Oregon last week, it brought the total of mass shootings this year — incidents where four or more people are killed or injured by gunfire — to 294. Thursday was the 274th day of the year.
With a number of major ongoing international crises, events in Afghanistan have not gotten as much attention as the situation deserves: In recent months, the country's security situation has dramatically deteriorated. As last week's dramatic events in Kunduz continue to unfold, here's a quick overview of what is going …
Dec. 13, 2013. Friday the 13th.
I've never been superstitious, but it was an unlucky day. I woke up at 6 a.m. after a week filled with intense panic attacks. I was sleeping in my parents' bedroom, something I hadn't done since I was a child.
I wanted to die.
Call it ricochet politics. First, a questioner at a New Hampshire rally for Donald Trump repeats the lie that President Barack Obama is a Muslim. Trump fails to correct him and faces a round of questions as to why he didn't. Then the host of NBC's Meet the Press asks Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson …
TALLAHASSEE — When Florida lawmakers return to Tallahassee for another redistricting special session on Oct. 19, they will talk a lot about how to comply with court guidelines when redrawing state Senate districts. But they'll say much less about how competitive those districts should be.
"Russia hits Assad's foes, angering U.S."
Parents of students in Florida's public schools are frustrated and feel like their voices aren't being heard.
Imagine Mike Tyson being described as not looking very intimidating — while standing next to Elmer Fudd.
Your Honor, I rise again in defense of President Barack Obama's policy on Syria.
Ernest Coney Jr. stepped to the lectern before 500 people at TPepin's Hospitality Center on Tuesday and laid out his vision for the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa.
As part of his ongoing effort to make a mockery of the American political process, Donald Trump released his tax plan Monday morning. This is the third official policy position he has laid out in the 3½ months he's been running for president.