Matt Towery

Posted January 22, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- Outside of the D.C. and New York areas, it is hard for a daily newspaper to influence the ongoing conversation and debate during a presidential campaign season. But one paper arguably reaches that level, particularly in regard to the upcoming race for the Republican nomination for president.

Posted January 15, 2015

I never thought that I would see the day that two beloved American icons, Coca-Cola and McDonald's, would be forced to run from their own products and great traditions.

Posted January 08, 2015

The shocking act of murder by terrorists in Paris this week provides chilling new evidence that Republican majorities in Congress must act.

Posted January 01, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. In recent presidential election cycles, Florida's primary has basically decided the Republican nomination.

Posted December 17, 2014

The elite media will scoff at a potential Donald Trump candidacy for president. They will consider it a publicity move and a bluff. The Washington insiders will write off Trump as completely unqualified to be a presidential candidate, much less president.

Posted December 11, 2014

Don't be quick to swallow this line. Indeed, if you have a little cash to play with, you might just want to call the experts' bluff.

Posted December 05, 2014

In years past, this column has urged conservative Republicans in Congress to shut down the federal government as a way to counter some of the hardline policies and stare down some of the more uncompromising positions taken by President Obama.

Posted November 27, 2014

Yes, there were the predictable riots in the streets of Ferguson, as thugs took advantage of the situation to loot stores and destroy property.

Posted November 21, 2014

On the same day and at the same time, two great men of different ethnicities and with different paths to greatness will soon be memorialized for their lives, both of which taught the world how to heal racial tension.

Posted November 13, 2014

Michael Savage stands out in the world of talk radio because of his willingness to call out anyone or anything.

Posted November 07, 2014

I've been called a lot of things over the years, but "biased for the Democrats" has generally not been one of them.

Posted October 31, 2014

In a topsy-turvy world, there are still some things Americans can count on. One is their favorite college football team's annual fall clash with an arch-nemesis rival. To name just a few, there is Army-Navy, Alabama-Auburn, Ohio State-Michigan, and what was long ago dubbed "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" -- The Florida-Georgia game.

Posted October 23, 2014

Contests for governor of Florida have recently gone from being competitive tussles between in-state partisans to no-holds-barred death matches with big national bucks flowing and network reporters presiding over televised debates.

Posted October 15, 2014

My recent comments concerning the problems that might take place when "Ebola meets the flu season" became all the more serious when America learned that two health care employees who attended to a patient in Dallas are now infected as well.

Posted October 09, 2014

Let's get one thing straight. The many who have contracted the Ebola virus, and who tragically have suffered and died from it, deserve nothing but our sympathy and prayers.

Posted October 02, 2014

News cycles come and go. And with lapses in Secret Service protection for President Obama and the first appearance of the Ebola virus in the U.S., it seems like ages ago since protesters were clashing with police in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.

Posted September 25, 2014

Just last year, it looked like former-Republican-governor-turned-independent-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist was a cinch to defeat incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Scott in his reelection bid

Posted September 18, 2014

Wall Street was more than willing to endure the Federal Reserve Board's announcement Wednesday that it would end the monetary equivalence of "crack cocaine" by ending its longstanding "QE" program designed to pump liquidity into the economy.

Posted September 12, 2014

As the notorious movement/terrorist group/would-be-nation ISIS moves swiftly on its course of conquest and destruction, the White House has begun referring to this most dangerous of organizations instead as ISIL.

Posted September 04, 2014

There is growing optimism among Republicans that the GOP will take majority control of the Senate following the November elections. And yes, the likelihood is increasing that they could be right. But there's a wrinkle: It could be weeks or even months after the Nov. 4 elections before majority control of the Senate is decided.