If Patrick Murphy can't behave before he's elected, what will he get up to as a United States senator?
August 8, 2016 - 3:00pm
August 8, 2016 - 7:00am
Like shipwrecked mariners clinging to a floating mast, many Republicans rationalize supporting Donald Trump because of "the court." This two-word incantation means: Because we care so much for the Constitution, it is supremely important to entrust to Trump the making of Supreme Court nominations. Well.
August 8, 2016 - 6:00am
Until I saw the latest copy of The American Spectator, I was starting to feel like the only soul in America who couldn't swallow President Barack Obama's almost sneering dismissal of the $400-million-for-hostages scandal.
August 6, 2016 - 7:00am
Donald Trump, the man who defied every political rule and prevailed to win his party's nomination, last week took on perhaps the most sacred political rule of all: Never attack a Gold Star family. Not just because it alienates a vital constituency but because it reveals a shocking absence of elementary decency and of natural empathy for the most profound of human sorrows -- parental grief.
August 4, 2016 - 10:00am
I am opposed to government corporate welfare programs, where the government picks winners and losers by giving financial grants and tax breaks to certain politically connected businesses. This is blatantly unfair to the remaining businesses and creates an uneven playing field. You can also label me a man-made climate change skeptic, to put it mildly.
August 4, 2016 - 7:00am
In the 1870s, when Boss Tweed's Tammany Hall controlled New York City, and in the 1950s and 1960s, when Chicago's Democratic machine was especially rampant, there was a phenomenon that can be called immunity through profusion: Fresh scandals arrived with metronomic regularity, so there was no time to concentrate on any of them. The public, bewildered by blitzkriegs of bad behavior, was enervated.
August 3, 2016 - 5:45pm
Yes, the United States really did bribe Iran for the release of four American prisoners. The Obama administration's denial is hogwash.
August 1, 2016 - 7:00am
To gauge the opportunism and hypocrisy that define Donald Trump's Republican Party, consider this: Imagine the scalding rhetoric that would have boiled from the likes of Newt Gingrich, that Mettern
July 30, 2016 - 2:45pm
You would have to be living under a rock in Florida not to know that I’m the FIRST one to call out racism against Black people. I call out racism so much that I have been called racist myself.
July 29, 2016 - 8:15am
Behind closed doors the Democratic National Committee has to be looking aghast at Patrick Murphy's antics and screaming for a mulligan.
July 29, 2016 - 7:00am
"The best darn change-maker I ever met in my entire life." So said Bill Clinton in making the case for his wife at the Democratic National Convention. Considering that Bernie Sanders ran as the author of a political revolution and Donald Trump as the man who would "kick over the table" (to quote Newt Gingrich) in Washington, "change-maker" does not exactly make the heart race.
July 28, 2016 - 6:00am
One New York billionaire -- former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- was speaking directly to independents and skeptical Republicans about another New York billionaire when he told Democratic National
July 27, 2016 - 8:45am
A country without borders is not a country. We must fix our immigration system so we control who comes and goes and that starts by securing our southern border.
July 27, 2016 - 7:00am
En route to fight one of his many duels, French politician Georges Clemenceau bought a one-way train ticket. Was he pessimistic? "Not at all. I always use my opponent's return ticket for the trip back." Some Hillary Clinton advisers, although not that serene, think her victory is probable and can be assured.
July 26, 2016 - 12:15pm
Martin County richly earns its reputation as the most business-unfriendly county in Florida.