Last Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016 10:07:40 AM
By MARTIN SCHRAM
Tribune News Service
Sen. Bill Nelson, a common-sense moderate Democrat from Florida, stood on the floor of the U.S. Senate Monday and spoke, for just a bit, about the days when I first got to know him.
"I have been a hunter ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:16:33 AM
Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president, is now sorting out her pick for her running mate and potential vice president. She's launched the "search," the traditional and often irritating public surfacing of various poss ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:31:45 AM
Help wanted: Seasoned Republican politician with Washington experience. Must have high energy, conservative credentials and a strong stomach. Job requires working for mercurial boss who provokes needless crises without warning. On paper, you'll be hi ...
Last Updated: Monday, June 20, 2016 9:49:50 AM
WASHINGTON -- We forget, in our over-air-conditioned, too-containerized world, that nature is dangerous.
The heart-breaking tale of the toddler snatched by an alligator as he splashed his feet at the water's edge in the shadow of one of Florida's m ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 9:23:58 AM
I woke up, like everyone else, to tragedy Sunday morning. We use that word reflexively when something involving guns and innocent people and specific "phobias" are involved. There's no other word, although the media might call it "breaking news" and ...
Last Updated: Monday, June 13, 2016 10:26:18 AM
By RANDYE HODER
Los Angeles Times
Ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Allen Turner was recently given a six-month jail sentence and probation for committing three violent felonies, including assault with intent to rape an intoxicated woman.
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 10:11:32 AM
By FRANK LUNTZ
Los Angeles Times
If prior elections were decided by soccer moms, security moms, NASCAR dads, or even "the economy, stupid," the 2016 presidential election will be determined by the NAs -- the none of the above voters who have s ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 10:20:12 AM
By TRUDY RUBIN
The Philadelphia Inquirer
It doesn't require a foreign policy speech by Hillary Clinton to prove that Donald Trump is unfit to be commander in chief.
But Clinton did the country a service last week by laying out the dangers of ...
Last Updated: Monday, June 06, 2016 10:17:36 AM
Barring a miracle, Bernie Sanders still isn't going to win the Democratic nomination -- even if he wins the California primary. But that doesn't mean Tuesday's election is meaningless. The result in California will play a big part in determining how ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 10:14:07 AM
WASHINGTON -- In the current presidential campaign that seems to have been converted into a television reality show, what would be more natural than to have a debate under the klieg lights between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders?
The notion came up ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 9:14:20 AM
Not that he needs my particular encouragement, but Bernie Sanders should ignore calls for party unity and continue to wage his campaign until the Democratic convention in July.
I have my own political opinions, of course, but this issue has less to ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 30, 2016 9:27:55 AM
By NORRIS BURKES
The Sacramento Bee
Memorial Day often takes me down "hero's highway."
This particular highway consisted of about a hundred feet of concrete from the helicopter-landing pad into the back door of the Air Force Field Hospital i ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:29:13 AM
If "the truth is out there," as they used to say on the old "X-Files" program, Hillary Clinton says she's eager to expose it.
No, she's not talking about her controversial email server, although an FBI investigation is looking into that, too.
Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016 11:28:10 AM
First, do no harm. Doctors get that. They embrace it. It's nevertheless the conclusion of a major study that medical mistakes kill at least 250,000 Americans a year, trailing only heart disease and cancer as a threat to human life. Here's an overly h ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:33:57 AM
Have you even been intruded upon by somebody else's public porn consumption?
A quiet young woman in one of my classes wanted to know if she could ask a question about college "etiquette" (her term). A sophomore who appeared not to be feeling quite ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:50:06 AM
By HEATHER WILHELM
Last July, Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison threw an entire ABC News roundtable for a loop with just two lines: "People terrified of the possibility of President Trump better vote, better get active, bette ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 16, 2016 9:37:31 AM
By JOEL MATHIS
and BEN BOYCHUK
Tribune News Service
On Monday, Gizmodo reported that a former Facebook contractor had revealed the company discriminates against conservative news and news sources when curating the site's "trending topics" s ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 10:22:54 AM
By MARC SCHEIPE and WILL REYNOLDS
Next week, Orlando, Fla., will host veterans from all over the world to compete in the 2016 Invictus Games. This international sporting competition taps into the power of sport to inspire reco ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 09, 2016 9:46:20 AM
One of them is a free trade-wary millionaire and political neophyte who locked up the Republican presidential nomination with promises to make America great and get the economy firing on all cylinders.
The other is Donald Trump.
As he's insulted, ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 10:27:16 AM
The rites of the graduation are commencing. In gyms, auditoriums and grassy quads, high school and college graduates will be treated, or subjected, to the great tradition of oratorical advice.
The most popular advice nowadays, grads be warned, is l ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 02, 2016 9:54:53 AM
wCoward that I am, I've always been afraid to watch that old movie "Thelma and Louise."
What stopped me was that car, the one they drove off the cliff together while holding hands, that gorgeous turquoise 1966 Thunderbird convertible hurtling into ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:52:36 AM
I registered as a Democrat in 1980, shortly after I turned 18. I was fairly apolitical and picked that party because I (wrongly) assumed that most of my relatives were registered with the party of JFK. We were Catholics, after all, mostly working cla ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:22:55 AM
We live in a country where people think it's okay for has-been rock stars to cancel concerts because of their beliefs, but it's not okay for bakers, florists and photographers to do the same.
We also live in a nation controlled by very confused peo ...
Last Updated: Monday, April 25, 2016 9:17:27 AM
By JOHN KASS
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the two most disliked candidates ever to run for president of the United States.
I don't mean perhaps. I mean really. And if they win their party nominations, it will only get ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:03:27 AM
By MARIEL GARZA
Los Angeles Times
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week officially blamed the Zika virus for causing birth defects in infected mothers. It's something that everyone believed to be true, but everyone has been ...