| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:23 PM
The topics in local public-affairs programming this weekend will range from the George Zimmerman trial to Bob Graham's take on current events to the intricacies of dog-bite insurance.
Graham, the former U.S. senator and Florida governor, weighs in on...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:12 PM
The George Zimmerman trial, social media and Florida politics will be topics this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup:
WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer examines the Zimmerman jury selection on "Central Florida Spotlight."...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:00 AM
"Why are there no libertarian countries?"
In a much-discussed essay for Salon magazine, Michael Lind asks: "If libertarians are correct in claiming that they understand how best to organize a modern society, how is it that not a single country in the...
| Mar 21, 2013
"At CPAC, the Future Looks Libertarian," read a dispatch on Time magazine's website. "CPAC: Rand Paul's Big Moment," proclaimed The Week magazine. Meanwhile, The New York Times headlined its story about the annual conservative political action...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 11:38 AM
For years, there have been demands that Pennsylvania join the civilized world by privatizing its retail liquor operation.
State stores are a vestige of the frenzy at the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, when it was felt that letting people choose for...
| May 10, 2013
| 11:47 AM
The Benghazi attack will be the main topic this weekend on Sunday morning chat programs.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., talk to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. They will discuss whether there was...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 12:43 PM
In public-affairs programming this weekend:
"Central Florida Spotlight" examines Florida's high rate of premature births at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. Moderator Greg Warmoth's guests are Dr. Victoria Niklas, chief of neonatology at Nemours...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Running a word-count program on the transcript of last night's GOP presidential primary debate I get: Mitt Romney -- 4,649 (34%) Newt Gingrich -- 4,118 (30%) Rick Santorum --2,898 ( 21%) Ron Paul -- 2,095 (15%) This does not include......
| Jul 16, 2012
| 4:35 PM
It came as little surprise to most political observers in Florida that the Tampa Bay Times didn't endorse U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV in his bid for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination, giving its nod to former U.S. Rep. Dave Weldon of Indialantic instead....
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:34 PM
For the third time this year and the second this month the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV has leveled a blistering attack on Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith. This time, Mack's campaign manager Jeff Cohen...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Debates will be a hot topic this weekend in local public-affairs programming. The programs: ***”Flashpoint” offers an hour debate between the candidates in the U.S. House District 10 race: Republican Dan Webster and Democrat Val Demings....