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June 24, 2016 - 2:30pm
Recently, League of Women Voters of Florida President Pamela Goodman submitted an article advocating a ban on “assault weapons.” In the article she suggests Florida legislators pass a bill on the first day of session. Even though I will not be in Tallahassee in the coming session, my advice for Florida legislators is not to fall prey to the pandering, anti-gun rhetoric of this partisan organization.
June 24, 2016 - 7:00am
"I believe in an America always moving toward the future."      -- Hillary Clinton, June 21
June 23, 2016 - 7:00am
"There's an old adage about a vat of wine standing next to a vat of sewage. Add a cup of wine to the sewage, and it is still sewage. But add a cup of sewage to the wine, and it is no longer wine but sewage. Is this what Donald Trump has done to our politics?"      -- Martha Bayles, in the Claremont Review of Books  
June 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Marco Rubio
In politics, admitting you've changed your mind is not something most people like to do. But here it goes. 
June 22, 2016 - 8:15am
Maria Sachs, Arthenia Joyner and Gwen Margolis
It seems strange, and a little vexing, to hear so few Democrats lamenting the impending loss of so many spectacular women in their caucus -- some of the Florida Legislature's most significant figures.
June 21, 2016 - 6:00pm
Loretta Lynch and Barack Obama
Idiotic: That’s the only word for the Obama administration’s move to scrub references to Islam or ISIS from the transcripts of Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen’s calls.
June 21, 2016 - 2:30pm
So you think Barack Obama is Mr. Nice Guy? Don't even. On Monday the president of the United States thumbed his nose at the city of Orlando and the 49 dead and more than 50 wounded in the June 12 terrorist attack on a crowded gay nightclub.
June 21, 2016 - 10:30am
Zika Virus. The name is in headline news as the latest threat to our health. World Health Organization (WHO) officials declare it a “Public Health Emergency.”
June 21, 2016 - 10:30am
Two facts about the Orlando massacre stand out: the killer (may his name be forgotten) was an “authorized” gun owner, and the shootings occurred in a “safe” place.
June 20, 2016 - 10:45am
Loretta Lynch
Today Big Brother gets that little bit bigger. He gets to shield us from harm, suppress our right to know. Apparently, on the lips of a terrorist, the English language is too politically incorrect for the American people to handle.
June 20, 2016 - 9:30am
It was a senseless tragedy; a despicable act of terror carried out by a deranged and sick human being. We are all saddened by this tragic loss of life, and mourn with the city of Orlando and all those so severely impacted by the actions of this deranged terrorist.  
June 20, 2016 - 8:00am
Let's talk about Omar Mateen's wife.
June 20, 2016 - 7:00am
Months before the 1940 Republican convention nominated Wendell Willkie, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Theodore Roosevelt's waspish daughter, said that Willkie's support sprang "from the grass roots of a thousand country clubs."   There actually was a Republican establishment in 1940, when GOP elites created a nominee ex nihilo.      
June 18, 2016 - 1:45pm
For the first time in 24 years, Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not get the endorsement of the AFL-CIO. 
June 18, 2016 - 12:15am
You might as well know up front, I am 100 percent behind the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recommendation to allow a bear hunt this fall. Let me tell you why.
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