Lynn Waddell is a freelance writer based in St. Petersburg, Fla. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, and numerous other publications. She's a former staff writer of the Las Vegas Sun and The Birmingham News.

Libya Tragedy

The Florida pastor tells Lynn Waddell he knows negative portrayals of the Prophet Muhammad can cause violence, but insists he never regrets exercising free speech.


Union leaders protest a GOP platform they say is killing organized labor. By Lynn Waddell.

Trouble in Tampa

Voter fraud is a fraud, Tampa protestors proclaimed, perpetrated by GOP-controlled state legislatures to discourage minority voting, writes Lynn Waddell.

Women’s Rights

Spunky Code Pink cofounder Medea Benjamin on the Republican National Convention protest scene. By Lynn Waddell.