| Aug 23, 2013
Q: I live in a condominium association, and it is clear to me that our board of directors is completely dysfunctional. What does it take to remove all the directors?
A: Whether the board is truly dysfunctional is in the eye of the beholder, but assuming...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:46 PM
When it comes to speech, Florida's university campuses are some of the most oppressive places in this state.
Administrators have become increasingly tyrannical in their interpretations of the First Amendment.
There appears to be more concern about...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is a very conservative Republican, so his report last November cannot be dismissed as the mere ravings against wealthy people by some bleeding-heart liberal Democrat.
(You may recall Coburn from last September, when he made...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Q. We live in a suburban planned unit development. The developer was granted concessions by our village for design flexibility. These concessions include narrower streets and sidewalks than required by code and non-code sewer drainage facilities.
| Jul 20, 2013
| 2:06 PM
A protracted battle continued last week over whether David Leff, a former deputy state environmental commissioner, will have to repay the state for $411,688 he received under a 2006 "disability pension" that was rescinded last year after a finding that he...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:11 PM
As a developer of shopping malls, including 22 in California, Westfield Group clearly takes its responsibilities to the consumer economy seriously.
The Australian company's malls are typically well-designed and anchored by the finest department stores,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:18 PM
You may not have noticed, but the entire United States Congress sleazed out of town at the beginning of August for a five-week vacation, leaving much of the economy in a shambles.
Let's take stock. The economy grew in the second quarter at a pitiful...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The definitive line about a newspaper's public mission came, as it happens, from Hollywood.
In Orson Welles' classic "Citizen Kane," the title character, his newspaper empire in tatters, is asked by Walter Thatcher, the film's stand-in for J.P. Morgan,...
| Aug 18, 2013
If some of the Founding Fathers were actually around today . . .
Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were relaxing in a Fort Lauderdale coffee house, looking over the latest copy of the Sun Sentinel (yes, I know , shameless promo....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:20 PM
I have a confession to make: I am a homeowner.
That's a dangerous thing to say. We homeowners are getting blamed for a lot of today's economic ills, and labeled dupes besides.
It's said that we profiteer from an undeserved tax break. That our...
| Dec 6, 2013
If you think the political battle over pension reform in Illinois was long and tough, just wait for the legal battle.
After years of wrangling, ducking and finger-pointing, the General Assembly on Tuesday passed a series of modifications to certain...