As it turns out, the Greek crisis ends not with a bang, but with a referendum.
As time passes, we will see the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage as the moment when we started to embrace the court as a leader in social progress, not as an institution to be feared because of the backlashes its more progressive decisions could supposedly generate.
About 8:25 a.m. Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott's office emailed to reporters his daily schedule, which is a public record.
Somehow it is fitting that one of the leading voices in support of declaring open season on bears is Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission chairman Richard Corbett, who happens to be a shopping mall developer.
In the aftermath of Charleston, as we all wring our hands over gun laws or the lack thereof, I've been watching a series of videos by a guy named Colion Noir.
A nearly 20-year-old plan to further expand Interstate 275 through historic Tampa Heights is the source of great upset for many Tampa residents.
Justice Antonin Scalia has revealed himself as a square, that arch-nemesis of the hippie. In his dissent to Friday's 5-4 decision overturning state bans on gay marriage, Scalia included what is probably the most prominent Supreme Court mention of "hippies" ever.
In 2001, after he had the Confederate flag removed from the state Capitol, then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was besieged with criticism. In angry email after email, critics called the decision a cave-in to political correctness and an affront to Southern pride and history.
In 1965, the City College of New York student government received a telegram from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — one of many he sent to allies around the country — urging that if they shared his vision and commitment to equality and racial justice, they join him in Alabama for a "peaceful, nonviolent march …
It was only a few days ago that the world saw white supremacist Dylann Roof posing stone-faced with Confederate flags and license plates. Sometime after the pictures were taken, Roof allegedly shot dead nine parishioners at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., using a legally acquired .45-caliber Glock …
Too little of the conversation about the Confederate battle flag takes into account its complicated history, according to Matthew Guterl, a professor of Africana and American studies at Brown University who studies race in the aftermath of the Civil War. Given his research, which has touched frequently on the use of the …
For all that we talk about "original" founding documents, when it comes to the Declaration of Independence at least, we've had multiple versions since the earliest days of the revolution. The most important difference among these versions appears in the sentence about self-evident truths.
Aziz Ansari departs from the usual comedian slapstick in his first book, Modern Romance, teaming up with a sociologist and traveling overseas to examine the science of how people date in the Internet-at-your-fingertips age.
I find myself idly wondering if King vs. Burwell, the hugely anticipated challenge to the Affordable Care Act, was ever as big a deal as we all believed it to be.
The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has been a conservative court. But even conservative courts have liberal terms — and the current term is leaning left as it enters its final days, which was true even before Thursday's decision supporting the Affordable Care Act.
It always has been a supreme irony that the First Amendment free speech protections that allow the flying of a ridiculously massive Confederate flag over the intersection of I-75 and I-4 upon approaching Tampa benefits its sponsor, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, whose seditious forbearers attacked the United …
A team of volunteers gathered in my neighbor's yard one recent Saturday and took on the arduous task of removing a dying oak tree.
As a widow, she needed the help.
Oh happy day. Or whatever.
Earlier this week, Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos formally unveiled the completed section of the Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail. And thus sweat aficionados are now able to cycle, jog or skate across nearly 10 miles of pathway running parallel to the causeway across upper Tampa Bay, …
Ahem, if you are a patient at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa and you see rat-atouille on the menu, play it safe and head for the vending machine.
Pity the driver who dared attempt a cross-country road trip in the early 20th century. An engineer for the primitive Lincoln Highway suggested motorists bring a shovel, an ax, a four-foot hardwood plank, 50 feet of rope, 16 feet of cable and a pistol.