BY BOAZ DVIR
As they prepare to take the Algebra 1 end-of-course exam in coming weeks, many Florida students face an unnerving prospect: to graduate high school, they must pass a test that a good portion of their predecessors have failed.
BY P.C. WU
When it comes to having an open and transparent government that is accountable to the people, Florida truly leads the nation. Since the Florida Government in the Sunshine law was enacted in 1967, we have served as a model for other states.
BY JEFF BAUMAN
It is a weekend for working around the house. My fiancée, Erin, and I have the baby’s room to paint and some IKEA furniture to assemble. I roll out of bed early — 10:30 — and get into my wheelchair. Erin is already making coffee in the kitchen.
BY JOY-ANN REID
In December 1983, Middlesex County, N.J., discontinued a policy that allowed police officers to fire warning shots at fleeing or aggressive suspects. The county was the only one in the state of New Jersey, and one of the last in the country, to permit such firearm discharges, which are considered too potentially dangerous to third parties to allow law officers to use.
BY HUMBERTO DE LA CALLE
Some opponents of the peace process between the government of Colombia and insurgents have been circulating false versions about the talks underway in Havana and unbelievable myths about its actual scope. We will clarify the main legends right now.
In My Opinion
By Leonard Pitts Jr.
BY MICHAEL PUTNEY
The next governor of Florida could be determined by the success or failure of the Affordable Care Act. Or the perception of its success or failure as shaped by the campaigns of Rick Scott and Charlie Crist.
BY THOMAS G. WENSKI
Former Gov. Jeb Bush has elicited the outrage of the anti-immigrant crowd with his recent comment that crossing illegally into the United States to find work to support one’s family is an “act of love.” And, he is right. As the bishops of the Second Vatican Council taught 50 years ago: “Man, who is the only creature on Earth which God willed for himself, cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of self.”
By CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER
Nicolás Maduro didn't fare well in the first round of talks at Miraflores Palace. Man does not live by slogans alone.
BY KATHLEEN PARKER
In selecting Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as host of the Late Show, CBS has waged war on America’s heartland — or so proclaims that Palm Beach font of heartland mirth, Rush Limbaugh.
BY HELEN AGUIRRE FERRÉ
Jeb Bush is ushering in the return of the compassionate conservative. Addressing an event where his father, former President George H.W. Bush, was being honored, Jeb said that immigrants who come to this country illegally do so as an “act of love” to put food on the table for their families.
BY CHERYL LITTLE
The March 22 Miami Herald article Questions about death of Mexican teen linger was yet another reminder of the growing number of immigrant deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border.
BY GINA BARRECA
Which wildly popular Sunday night television show relies more heavily on fantasy: AMC’s Mad Men or HBO’s Game of Thrones?
BY RUTH MARCUS
Here's a radical notion: It is simultaneously possible to believe that women are entitled to equal pay and to not support the Paycheck Fairness Act.
BY BRUCE M. BAGLEY
After more than 60 years of internal conflict, at the outset of 2014 Colombia’s government and the FARC appear to be on the road to a peace agreement.
BY MIRTA OJITO
Every country has its own narrative, a product of its history and mythology. Narratives are important because they are, essentially, the stories we tell ourselves. And stories are the foundation of humanity. It’s how we establish connections and how we remain connected.
BY MARY SANCHEZ
How do you recognize a military veteran? Really see them, once they’re out of military fatigues. No boots and camouflage. After the homecoming is over, with its flags and patriotic speeches and TV cameras and families weeping in relief.
BY JOE CARDONA
Over the last decade the style, content and tone of journalism has changed dramatically. The principal driving force behind the shift in media has been technology.
BY MARGARET CARLSON
Will teenagers ever learn? You think yours will. Maybe so. But it’s likely that was also the hope of the parents of children who were so shamed by nude photos of themselves that went south — how else can they go — that they killed themselves.
BY BARBARA SHELLY
So this is it for Kathleen Sebelius. The former Kansas governor apparently will officially announce her resignation as U.S. health and human services secretary on Friday.