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Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

Saving the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow and Restoring Everglades Balance Is Possible After All

A little cooperation is going a long way. If only the two federal agencies with such colossal power over Everglades restoration had talked to each other sooner ...

July 23, 2016 - 10:45am

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Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
A little cooperation is going a long way. If only the two federal agencies with such colossal power over Everglades restoration had talked to each other sooner ...
The main purpose of the modern political convention is to produce four days of televised propaganda.
Attention, Donald Trump supporters. If you can stop trashing Ted Cruz over his speech at the Republican Convention Wednesday night for just a second, I'd like to call your attention to the one person in the Donald Trump camp who ISN'T trashing Ted Cruz.
The Haitian people must be allowed to elect a president, without further arbitrary delays, who can govern the country effectively, responsibly and democratically. Haiti’s current environment of political instability has allowed rival groups to use violence to intimidate the National Assembly and prevent it from doing its duty to replace the de facto government with an interim head of government with the sole mandate of completing the electoral cycle that was disrupted by violence earlier this year. 
Political conventions are echo chambers designed to generate feelings of invincibility, sending forth the party faithful with a spring in their steps and hope in their hearts. Who would want to be a wet blanket at such moveable feasts?
Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much.
Marco Rubio might not be in Cleveland this week, but CNN managed to track him down in Washington Tuesday and involve him in the first major controversy of the 2016 Republican National Convention --
If it's an election year, you can bet it's time for Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher to contribute to our amusement. And sure enough.
Raising the minimum wage doesn’t matter. I can hear the screams now. “What do you mean it doesn’t matter? Fifteen dollars an hour is way better than seven.” Sure it is, but the conversation needs to be about a living wage and frankly, fifteen dollars an hour is not a living wage.
Neither the unanimous decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, nor China's rejection of it, was surprising.

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