They call it "bacha bazi," translated as "boy play" -- Afghan militia men throwing boys into sexual slavery. What's worse yet, the U.S. military has turned a blind eye to this obscene practice. The front page of The New York Times carried the headline "US Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies."
September 28, 2015 - 7:00am
September 25, 2015 - 11:45am
Ted Yoho continued his career as an unlikely slayer of political giants this week as the North Florida congressman played a large part in John Boehner heading to the sidelines.
September 25, 2015 - 7:00am
Scott Walker's abrupt withdrawal from the Republican presidential race Monda
September 24, 2015 - 7:00am
America's loopy left is enamored of someone who becomes cranky about bobblehead figurines.
September 23, 2015 - 8:00pm
What's wrong with making every presidential candidate running for the GOP nomination attend the Sunshine Summit if they want to be on the Florida ballot? That's a rhetorical question. Nothing is wrong with it. Not a single thing.
September 22, 2015 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- In the spirit of charity prompted by Pope Francis' visit to the U.S., let's not call them bigots.
September 22, 2015 - 2:00pm
In recognition of the 75th anniversary of Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax), U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S.
September 21, 2015 - 11:00pm
Tom Lee loved it, Don Gaetz loved it, now here comes Richard Corcoran peddling more lobbyist reform. It's such a crock, this business of "special interests." As the main legislative goal for this year, next year or any year, it does not one thing to move the needle for the Florida economy, for education, for child welfare, for expanding economic opportunity, anything that might improve Floridians' lives.
September 22, 2015 - 7:00am
As the 2016 presidential selection process proceeds, there is increasing evidence that the political patterns we have grown used to, that we have come to consider permanent, might be suddenly changing.
September 21, 2015 - 5:45pm
Ranking as one of the biggest flops in recent presidential elections, Scott Walker ended his presidential bid on Monday. Walker should have soared in this political climate after becoming something of a folk hero to Republicans for his battles with government employee unions. When he entered the race, Walker was in the top tier. With his time in the national limelight in Wisconsin and his appeal as a conservative who won in a generally blue state, Walker looked like someone who could go the distance. As a leading Midwest Republican, Walker also looked set to play well in Iowa, home of the first presidential caucus.
September 21, 2015 - 3:15pm
Civility and calls for civil discourse have long been talking points for the Democrats. Their hypocrisy, however, has been pronounced. For evidence, Floridians need to look no further than Alan Grayson, the “king of outrageous statements” and the Democrats’ front-runner in the 2016 U.S. Senate race.
September 21, 2015 - 8:00am
Welcome to The Dean's List -- an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were (and weren't) in the last seven days.
September 21, 2015 - 7:00am
Sometimes what seems the least consequential detail tells the most about a person's character -- or at least his or her intentions.
September 19, 2015 - 7:00am
What Vladimir Putin is up to in Syria makes far more sense than what Barack Obama and John Kerry appear to be up to in Syria.
September 18, 2015 - 7:00am
Once again, President Obama and his foreign policy team are stumped. Why is Vladimir Putin pouring troops and weaponry into Syria? After all, as Secretary of State John Kerry has thrice told his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, it is only making things worse.