| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:32 AM
The topics this weekend for local public-affairs programs range from Charlie Crist and conservation to tourism and gay marriage.
Mike Holfeld talks to former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist on "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Crist, now a...
| May 17, 2014
The civil war in the Republican Party is so civil. At least on the Senate battlefield, the much-anticipated and contentious intraparty fights are not happening.
After the GOP primaries in North Carolina and Nebraska, the grassroots conservatives of the...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Is Jeb Bush's moment over?
Not in his mind. The former governor of Florida says he's considering a campaign to become his family's third president, even though he dreads "getting back into the vortex of the mud fight."
But as enticing as it is for the...
| Mar 27, 2014
A few years ago, I found myself sitting on an airplane next to a gentleman from Egypt. Talk quickly turned to the upheaval in his country, where the so-called Arab Spring was in full bloom.
"We want a real democracy," he told me, "not like yours."...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term, but the race among GOP candidates seeking to take him on in November has become a dead heat just days before Tuesday's election, according to a new USC...
| Jun 6, 2014
I am not a liberal; just an Florida Cracker. That is why I am voting for Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment.
I support Amendment 1 because, without raising new taxes, it will enhance drinking water sources, manage fish and wildlife...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:58 AM
updated 5:10 p.m. 04/15/14 with full story on the issue. The full text of Lew Oliver's apology follows at the bottom.
Orange County’s Republican chairman Lew Oliver issued an apology for comments he made about Puerto Rico last week, yet many...
| Apr 1, 2014
Some Republican fat cats are trying to coax former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — brother and son to two former presidents — into making a bid for the White House. Democrats have been less subtle. They've created a "super PAC" called Ready for...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Two bankruptcy investigators who handled some of Florida’s biggest frauds are joining forces to launch a new firm.
Soneet Kapila, who is wrapping up work on the Orlando-based Lou Pearlman fraud case, is joining Barry Mukamal, who handled such...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:20 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- When Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist launches ads later this summer, he'll be getting a helping hand from Florida taxpayers.
Crist is opting into Florida's public campaign-finance system, a move that could net him...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:28 PM
What is happening to the Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram is tragic. The sinking of the Titanic, the fall of Saigon, the British defeat at Gallipoli, the Dred Scott decision — tragedies all. You can go on all day and all night listing terrible...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:38 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers are beefing up the cash for Gov. Rick Scott to dole out to companies willing to re-locate or create new jobs here.
But the governor’s jobs agencies in charge of closing those deals couldn’t spend more...