Obamacare news you probably missed
Published 4/16/2014 at 12:44 p.m. 1 comment
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office this week issued a new analysis showing that the Affordable Care Act will cost the government less than expected and in many ways it is doing much better than you thought.
Brent Batten: Fire mergers are evolutionary change
Published 4/13/2014 at 4:45 a.m. 0 comments
You wouldn't deliberately design an emergency medical response system like the one in Collier County.
Jeff Lytle: It's a jungle out there, and 'Grapes and Apes' will lead to some help
Published 4/13/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 1 comment
My take on that was the zoo should consider itself lucky to be chosen to host such an event sponsored by pillars of the community — which taxed itself to save the landmark — to raise money for scholarships, but ...
Columnist: Ann McFeatters
Published 4/12/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
WASHINGTON — Women! Relax! Former President Jimmy Carter is on your side!
Columnist: Charles Krauthammer
Published 4/10/2014 at 5:13 p.m. 2 comments
WASHINGTON — Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Washington Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which consisted of ...
Brent Batten: Hiller takes editor's pencil to history
Published 4/10/2014 at 4:27 a.m. 17 comments
She then proceeded to give her own, shall we say, "unique" version of the Blocker case history.
Brent Batten: Getting the skinny on the U.S. House race
Published 4/8/2014 at 4:44 a.m. 7 comments
The three big-spending candidates and their supporters have proven adept at taking the slimmest shadow of fact and turning it into a full-blown runway show modeling the supposed shortcomings of the opposing candidates.
Brent Batten: Show us the money, ASAP
Published 4/6/2014 at 4:32 a.m. 7 comments
The Internet does put reams of information at the click of a mouse but campaign finance laws haven't caught up.
Jeff Lytle: 'Aha moments' abound at forum on cable competition
Published 4/6/2014 at 4:10 a.m. 7 comments
Forum at the Daily News explored the future of cable TV/Internet/phone services in SW Florida.
Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3: Toothless in the Middle East
Published 4/3/2014 at 7:32 p.m. 2 comments
WASHINGTON — When has a secretary of state been involved in so many disastrous, self-initiated negotiations? First, John Kerry convenes — against all advice and holding no cards — Geneva negotiations to resolve the Syria conflict and supposedly remove Bashar ...
Brent Batten: Commissioners not grasping at straws
Published 4/3/2014 at 4:37 a.m. 2 comments
A simple majority of three commissioners could place on a future ballot a nonbinding straw question asking voters what they think the correct distribution of tourist tax revenue should be.
Brent Batten: Three negatives make a positive for Michael Dreikorn
Published 4/1/2014 at 5:00 a.m. 3 comments
With negative ads dominating the airwaves and attention of U.S. House District 19, you can't help but wonder, do these ads really help a candidate?The answer is yes. And the candidate is Michael Dreikorn.
Brent Batten: E-records become more A-ffordable
Published 3/30/2014 at 5:01 a.m. 1 comment
Left unanswered by Judge Fred Hardt's public records ruling last week is the question: Can the clerk of courts charge $1 a page for a wide range of paper copies?
Jeff Lytle: Seen in traffic: The tweets of happy motorists
Published 3/30/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Time out for a spring break. And a word from our local and visiting motorists who keep everything moving.
Charles Krauthammer: Obama's words are no match for Putin's actions
Published 3/27/2014 at 4:03 p.m. 4 comments
“The United States does not view Europe as a battleground between East and West, nor do we see the situation in Ukraine as a zero-sum game. That’s the kind of thinking that should have ended with the Cold War.”
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