Thursday, January 18, 2018

Perspective

PolitiFact: How trustworthy are the polls, more than a year after the 2016 election?

PolitiFact: How trustworthy are the polls, more than a year after the 2016 election?

Over the past year, political professionals have been picking over the pre-election polling data to figure out whether the polls failed to predict Donald Trumpís upset victory over Hillary Clinton.In many peopleís minds, the polls were flat wrong in ...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/11/18

Five interesting facts

2 hoursis how long the power was out last week for the CES, the consumer electronics show, in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The biggest electronics show of the year couldnít do much without a key ingredient: electricity. The ca...
Published: 01/08/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Perspective: Two dying memoirists wrote best-sellers about their final days. Then their spouses fell in love.

Perspective: Two dying memoirists wrote best-sellers about their final days. Then their spouses fell in love.

By Nora KrugSAN MATEO, Calif. ó The literary pairing was inevitable.When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithiís memoir of his final years as he faced lung cancer at age 37, was published posthumously, in 2016, to critical acclaim and commercial success...
Published: 01/08/18
Updated: 01/12/18

Perspective: Why do we get so itchy when we canít use our smartphones?

Americans spend a lot of time on their smartphones. But what can we learn about the connected state of mind by observing what happens when we canít use our devices?While much has been written about the effects of using our phones, from worries about ...
Published: 01/08/18
Updated: 01/11/18
Perspective: Oprah, donít do it

Perspective: Oprah, donít do it

PARIS ó I miss a lot of must-see TV on this side of the Atlantic. But by the time Iíd dropped off my daughter at school Monday morning, it was impossible not to notice how many people in my social media feeds felt something politically significant ha...
Published: 01/08/18
Updated: 01/11/18
Perspective: The systematic crushing of a #MeToo pioneer

Perspective: The systematic crushing of a #MeToo pioneer

Eight decades ago, Patricia Douglas made nationwide headlines, upstaging even the wedding of the former king of England and the American double-divorcťe Wallis Simpson. Then, just as suddenly, she vanished, hounded into exile by Hollywoodís most omni...
Published: 01/05/18
Updated: 01/11/18
Florida Insiders assess the #MeToo, post-Jack Latvala era in Tallahassee

Florida Insiders assess the #MeToo, post-Jack Latvala era in Tallahassee

Infidelity. Snooping private investigators. Big money. Conflicting political ambitions. Sexual harassment. The #MeToo movement. Donald Trump. Paranoia. And the interests of 20 million Floridians.With these issues looming over Floridaís 2018 legislati...
Published: 01/05/18

Romano: Terms limits are for voters who donít trust themselves

Happy 25th anniversary, Florida.Now, letís talk about a divorce.Seriously, this arrangement is no longer working. To be perfectly honest, itís never worked at all.Iím talking about Amendment 9, which Florida passed with great exuberance 25 years ago....
Published: 12/27/17
Updated: 01/04/18
A Little Perspective: Interesting news and notes from around the world

A Little Perspective: Interesting news and notes from around the world

Forget baby showers. Thereís a proposal to give every newborn in the United States a "Baby Bond" account with somewhere between $500 to $50,000 in cash. Neither the kids nor their parents would be able to touch the money until the child turned 18. Th...
Published: 12/26/17
Updated: 01/12/18
One more time to revive Florida Forever before itís Florida Never

One more time to revive Florida Forever before itís Florida Never

n years past, the Florida Legislature has grappled with such major environmental issues as saving the Everglades, halting damaging releases from Lake Okeechobee and managing the stateís runaway growth.This year, though, you could say that the big env...
Published: 12/22/17
Updated: 01/04/18