A political campaign may have a smidgen of a public relation problem when the candidate has been reduced to producing a lie-detector test to convince voters he has not done anything wrong.
The Washington Post ran a story last week about some 200 retired generals and admirals who sent a letter to Congress "urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security." There are legitimate arguments for and against this deal, but there was one argument expressed …
Hernando County kids need your help. In January, the half-cent sales tax for schools expired, resulting in a loss of $8 million per year in sales tax revenues. We need to bring it back. The Hernando County School Board recently voted to hold a special election to reinstate the half-cent sales tax. Please support this …
Last week, a reporter of 30 years and one of America's most respected journalists, Jorge Ramos, was ignored, denied the ability to ask questions and physically removed from Donald Trump's news conference. At one point, Trump told Ramos with indignation to "go back to Univision."
Last weekend, amid an already record-shattering Pacific tropical cyclone season boosted by a potentially historic El Niño, three simultaneous Category 4 hurricanes lined up like a string of deadly pearls across the Pacific. Such a configuration has never occurred before, at least since the 1850s when reliable …
In the words of Yogi Berra, it's deja vu all over again. Florida is facing another episode of rising flood insurance premiums. Homeowners again risk foreclosure due to unaffordable coverage. This should sound familiar; it is the same crisis we faced in 2013 after the passage of the Biggert-Waters Act to fill the $24 …
I'm an angler and surfer. I spend every moment I can spare on the water with my two sons, who fish and surf with me in Florida's beautiful offshore waters. They're developing a strong love for the ocean, which makes me proud and allows me to share a culture with them that ties us closely to the water.
Four key voices on public education in Pinellas offer next steps to help kids in failing St. Petersburg elementaries.
With apologies to John Lennon, can't we please give peace a chance — but hold the onions?
The school district is sharply focused on this urgent need
Little or no progress has been made
Schools fail our students
The recent scrutiny of Pinellas County schools has sparked a long-overdue conversation about an unavoidable fact: Our schools are failing our students and need major revamping.
We all must change this story right now
If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day.
Nearly half a century ago, in what passed for outrage in pre-Internet times, people across the country became incensed by the latest edition of Time magazine. In place of the familiar portrait of a world leader — Indira Gandhi, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ho Chi Minh — the cover of the April 8, 1966, issue was …
As fact-checkers of pundits and media, we try to stay on top of where people are getting their information, constantly mining the usual places — TV and radio shows, columns, and Sunday shows, Facebook and Twitter — for ideas. Every so often, we scope out a source that isn't as intuitive but is just as valid: …
In the last year, in Ferguson, Baltimore, Staten Island and Cincinnati, an unarmed black male died at the hands of a police officer in each city. In June, nine African-Americans who gathered for Bible study in Charleston, S.C., were murdered.
The debate over Medicaid expansion was among the most contentious in recent Florida history — and it shows no signs of ending any time soon.
They came, they wrangled and they adjourned — without congressional maps.
It has to royally rankle the oh so self-important Victor Crist to be taken so lightly by his arch nemesis, the ride-sharing company Uber.