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July 26, 2016 - 12:15pm
Martin County richly earns its reputation as the most business-unfriendly county in Florida.
July 25, 2016 - 4:45pm
It is very common knowledge in America that the federal government has programs in place to to collect citizen’s phone records, as well as many other invasions of our privacy under the guise of the Patriot Act.  What most people are not aware of is the gross abuse of surveillance equipment by law enforcement at all levels of government, up to and including your local police departments.
July 25, 2016 - 2:00pm
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz has made it clear. She would rather do anything than spend time in Congressional District 23.
July 25, 2016 - 7:00am
Crucial political decisions often concern which bridges to cross and which to burn. Donald Trump's dilemma is that he burns some bridges by the way he crosses others. His campaign depends on a low-probability event, and on his ability to cause this event without provoking a more-than-equal and opposite reaction.
July 25, 2016 - 6:00am
Florida delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland are still rolling out superlatives, still winding down from a four-day experience they claim was one of the best of their l
July 23, 2016 - 10:45am
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 ...
July 22, 2016 - 7:00am
The main purpose of the modern political convention is to produce four days of televised propaganda.
July 21, 2016 - 5:45pm
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.
July 21, 2016 - 9:30am
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. 
July 21, 2016 - 7:00am
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?
July 20, 2016 - 7:00am
Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much.
July 19, 2016 - 9:00pm
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 --
July 19, 2016 - 6:00am
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.
July 18, 2016 - 2:15pm
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.
July 18, 2016 - 7:00am
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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