Publisher's Column

DELAND, Fla. -- Let's face it: Politics can be confusing, messy and downright emotionally charged.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- For a little more than a decade now, Central Florida's major news outlets have long since become the servant to the master of the microphone and video camera -- Mike Chitwood -- the reality star of law enforcement media theatrics.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- We are living through the divisive, hate-filled legacy of Barack Obama. 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, the woman who lied to us about Benghazi, Bowe Bergdahl’s “honorable “ service, and her unmasking of the names of Americans incidentally included in intelligence intercepts, was given four pinocchios by the Washington Post for lying yet again – this time about the removal of chemical weapons from Syria. 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- There are precious few individuals like Bob Tolley, who fire me up, who give give me reason to believe, that there are true stewards in a community who will scratch and claw, if they have to, to speak up when they see a wrong.

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- I'm not going to defend O'Reilly because there's evidence he's out of control where ladies are concerned.

County Chair Ed Kelley pushes for passage of Hard Rock Hotel / Headline Surfer"Say you don't know me or recognize my face -- Say you don't care who goes to that kind of place. Knee deep in the hoopla, sinking in your fight -- Too many runaways eating up the night. Marconi plays the mambo, listen to the radio -- Don't you remember? We built this city -- We built this city on rock and roll..." 

DELAND, Fla. -- Traditional college students struggle with finding their true passions.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- It's called the MOAB, the acronym for the "Mother of All bombs," and today it was deployed against ISIS jihadists in a remote cave in Afghanistan.