In a shameless attempt to politicize Hurricane Sandy, The New York Times rushed out an editorial, "A Big Storm Requires Big Government," attacking conservatives for advocating a rebalancing of disaster response responsibilities.
More than 1 million Florida residents already have cast a vote in the presidential election, which will be decided in one week. Given recent news, at least a few of those who voted for the incumbent must be wishing they could retrieve their ballots.
During the past spring's legislative session in Tallahassee, state lawmakers in a bipartisan effort passed House Joint Resolution 931, the student appointment to the Florida Board of Governors (BOG). This resolution will take the form of Amendment 12 on this year’s ballot.
Back in May, I wrote a column laying out possible scenarios for the 2012 campaign different from the conventional wisdom that it would be a long, hard slog through a fixed list of target states like the race in 2004.
In the final debate, liberal CBS anchorman Bob Schieffer did it right. He moderated without asserting his own political opinions. Indeed, if this was all you had as a compass, you'd never know where he leaned. It was a welcome change from the Raddatz and Crowley libfests.