A few days ago, NASA released thousands of Apollo moon mission photos, including this gem, on the blog Flickr. The photos range from the breathtaking and brilliant to the fingertip on the lens, barely remembered to take the lens cap off variety. See all of the images at blog.flickr.net (search for "apollo.") In honor of …
Should we be surprised that once again the U.S. House of Representatives has failed to lead? Thursday, it was the process of nominating a speaker of the House. Changing that culture and intransigence is exactly why I agreed to the honor of nominating my friend and fellow Floridian Daniel Webster to the post.
The education bureaucracy is vast and complex, with edicts and funding coming from various levels.
Happiness is being on the Jeb Bush campaign mailing list. Recent highlights:
For as long as I've been hen-scratching, I have cranked out more columns decrying America's irrational preoccupation with shooting one another than I could possibly recall.
Oregon's mass homicide sparked the usual debate about whether guns or mental health is the best focus in preventing atrocities. Given this stark frame, the centrality of gun policy is hard to deny.
Last year voters in Pinellas County gave the ballot box bum's rush to the Greenlight Pinellas mass transit referendum, which was characterized by tea party grumps as if it had been cooked up by the Chicago Seven meets Karl Marx. A mass transit proposal in the works for next year, Go Hillsborough, appears to be going …
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 …