Looking on the bright side, perhaps this election can teach conservatives to look on the dark side. They need a talent for pessimism, recognizing the signs that whatever remains of American exceptionalism does not immunize this nation from decay, to which all regimes are susceptible.
September 29, 2016 - 7:00am
September 29, 2016 - 6:00am
Pop a Xanax, Randy. Before your next editorial page interview. Before you appear anywhere again in the same room with your Republican opponent.
September 28, 2016 - 10:45am
With the election less than two months away, Florida voters need to ask themselves which of the two candidates will change the dire direction of our country, the continued economic malaise, and downward trajectory the Obama administration put on steroids.
September 28, 2016 - 7:00am
My heart went out to Donald Trump Monday night when it appeared that he was under the weather.
September 26, 2016 - 7:30pm
Now we find out even Patrick Murphy's name is a political creation. You have to ask yourself, if voters send this Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate to Washington, will they ever know when or if he's stopped twisting the truth?
September 26, 2016 - 7:00am
Here on the High Plains, where the deer and the antelope once played, Denver's suburbs roam toward the Rockies' front range and the nature of today's polyglot politics is written in the local congressman's campaign schedule.
September 26, 2016 - 6:00am
There used to be an old saying: "Bullets don't have eyes" -- which means anyone can get hit by a bullet once it's fired from a gun.
September 24, 2016 - 6:00am
I knew it the minute I read it. The Reason Foundation's report on the state of the nation's roads, released Thursday, is dead wrong.
September 22, 2016 - 7:00am
Technology has put powerful computers in billions of pockets, but an invention much more mundane than the smartphone -- the shipping container: a rectangular steel box -- also has changed the world. Because of it, two of today's preoccupations -- infrastructure and globalization -- are connected by a chain of events that began more than 60 years ago and today runs through Congress and to the wharves of Charleston's booming port.
September 21, 2016 - 7:00am
As the first presidential debate approaches, fists clench, jaws tighten and invectives giggle in anticipation.
September 19, 2016 - 11:30am
Hold on President Obama! We love you and all, but you stepped a little out of turn this weekend while giving your speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference annual Phoenix Dinner.
September 19, 2016 - 7:00am
At long last, Donald Trump has set himself free.
September 17, 2016 - 6:45pm
I am proud to have served as the communications director for the Florida Education Association -- the Florida teachers union -- from 1990 to 1992. That’s why I remain stunned and so saddened by the union’s misguided lawsuit to kill the successful corporate tax credit scholarship program.
September 17, 2016 - 6:00am
The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) 2017 proposal suggests potential increases for higher ethanol blends in gasoline.
September 16, 2016 - 7:00am
If you are the status quo candidate in a change election in which the national mood is sour and two-thirds of the electorate think the country is on the wrong track, what do you do? Attack. Relentlessly. Paint your opponent as extremist, volatile, clueless, unfit, dangerous. Indeed, Hillary Clinton's latest national ad, featuring major Republican politicians echoing that indictment of Donald Trump, ends thus: "Unfit. Dangerous. Even for Republicans."