In early 1862, President Abraham Lincoln was pressured by Republicans in Congress to remove General George McClellan from command of the Union army, arguing the young commander was too unaggressive. Lincoln asked Ohio Republican Sen. Benjamin Wade who should take McCellean’s place.
May 13, 2017 - 6:00am
May 15, 2017 - 7:00am
It was implausible that FBI Director James Comey was fired in May 2017 for actions committed in July 2016 -- the rationale contained in the memo by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
May 11, 2017 - 10:00am
This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.
May 11, 2017 - 7:00am
"But what good came of it at last?" Quoth little Peterkin. "Why that I cannot tell," said he, "But 'twas a famous victory." -- Robert Southey "The Battle of Blenheim" (1798)
May 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
Just like I have done throughout my entire time as governor, I fought for priorities this session that I believe will help the families and job creators in our state prosper. I committed to Florida families that I would fight for jobs everyday and that is why I have continued to fight for policies that will grow our economy. I am pleased the Legislature cut taxes by more than $700 million, but cutting taxes alone is not enough to diversify our economy for our future generations.
May 9, 2017 - 5:15pm
Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday that Florida won't be in the “game for economic development” after lawmakers rejected his proposals for spending on business incentives and tourism marketing.
May 9, 2017 - 11:30am
Annette Taddeo has run more races than Usain Bolt, except he won his. She didn't.
May 9, 2017 - 6:00am
Medical marijuana implementing legislation died Friday in Tallahassee. The House and Senate couldn't come to a reasonable negotiation on the last day of session.
May 8, 2017 - 1:15pm
The Sunshine State continues to recover from the 2008 economic recession, which hit our housing market particularly hard. We can take a new tack and encourage continued upward movement by encouraging our government to adopt pro-growth policies that support our economy.
May 8, 2017 - 6:00am
The words "first, do no harm" should be embedded in every legislative swearing in. What a shame it's too late for the 2017 legislative session.
May 8, 2017 - 7:00am
Having bestowed the presidency on a candidate who described their country as a "hellhole" besieged by multitudes trying to get into it, Americans need an antidote for social hypochondria. Fortunately, one has arrived from Don Boudreaux, an economist at George Mason University's Mercatus Center and proprietor of the indispensable blog Cafe Hayek.
May 6, 2017 - 5:00am
With near unanimity, my never-Trump friends confess a sense of relief. It could have been worse. They thought it would be worse. A deep apprehension still endures but the international order remains intact, the republic still stands, and no "enemy of the people" has (yet) been arrested.
May 5, 2017 - 7:30pm
Talk about gaping omissions -- please, Miami New Times.
May 4, 2017 - 8:30am
Richard Corcoran is the date who tells you, "Buckle up, sweetcakes, I'm taking you to the best restaurant in town" ... then pulls over and hands you a ham sandwich.
May 4, 2017 - 3:00am
UPDATED: Like a kid at summer camp, George Sheldon wants to come home.