| Dec 7, 2013
Imagine your father having to spend the holidays thousands of miles away from you because while driving, he was pulled over without his drivers license, and ultimately deported to a country he hadn't seen in years.
This is the reality that countless...
| Nov 26, 2013
Cellphones don't fly
Please do not allow cellphone conversations to be permitted on airplane flights.
Imagine sitting next to, in back of, in front of or across from a person with a loud, piercing voice relaying her entire experience from the security...
| Nov 16, 2013
November — traditionally symbolic of changing seasons and giving thanks — this year holds the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
And while networks likely will clutter their programming next week with...
| Nov 17, 2013
Thanks to attorney John Morgan for sharing his father's story about esophageal cancer and the lack of drugs to help with his pain ("Morgan: Dad's pain led to push for medical pot," Orlando Sentinel, Nov. 10).
My husband is a survivor of the same...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:40 PM
At the eleventh hour, the adults showed up in Washington. Still, not everyone from Central Florida put on their big-boy pants. Here's a look at how some of the Orlando-area reps behaved.
The biggest loser
When all was said and done, the majority of U....
| Oct 20, 2013
For Americans cynical about the federal government, trying to influence Washington from the local level seems like a lost cause. According to the cynics' logic, the K Street lobbyists and the big corporate and union campaign contributors call all the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Right now, most of you are fed up with Congress.
Frankly, though, I don't think you realize how tough these guys have it.
Just this week, Washington's "The Hill" carried the following story: "House members forced to reuse gym towels."
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The majority leader of the U.S. Senate was being himself again, unfortunately. That is, a bully. If the Republican minority in the Senate wouldn't go along with a slate of nominees to high federal office that the president wanted confirmed, well, Czar...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Just a week before astronaut John Glenn's maiden voyage orbiting the Earth in 1962, a record 46 million people sat down before their black-and-white sets to watch Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy conduct the first televised White House tour.
The mansion's $1....
| Aug 25, 2013
There's no shortage of explanations for why today's politics looks more like a no-holds-barred cage fighting match than a respectable competition for the hearts and minds of voters:
Talk radio and cable TV stations stir up controversy to better...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:55 AM
When I was a kid in elementary school, one of the best field trips my fifth grade class ever took was to a local Wonder Bread factory. We got to watch assembly lines of loaves and cakes being mixed, baked and packaged, and munched on taste samples right...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:38 AM
BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — Immigration advocates are swarming the country this month, trying to persuade House Republicans to pass a comprehensive overhaul. It was hard to tell at the town-hall meeting that second-term Republican Rep. Andy Harris held...