The Case of the Missing Tycoon

By Robert Sanchez There’s one Florida railroad tycoon whose name does not appear on the list of 28 “robber barons” cited in the Florida Verve article titled “The Demon Moguls of Wall Street.” That tycoon, Ed Ball, had a problem:…

Commentary: The Demon Moguls of Wall Street

By Robert Sanchez Here’s a trivia question for you: What do the names mentioned in the following paragraph have in common, other than being in boldfaced type? Henry Flagler built a railroad and a string of hotels down Florida’s Atlantic…

Commentary: Politicians, Flirting With Disasters

By Robert Sanchez Florida’s emergency management officials probably empathized with recent plight of New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio — professionally, if not politically. In late January he shut down the Big Apple in response to a scary weather forecast that…

Book Review: “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered,” by Lynne Cheney

Reviewed By Scott K. Sholl Lynne Cheney’s newest book provides the best single volume biography on James Madison since Ralph Ketcham’s landmark study in 1971. Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former Second Lady of the United States,…