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October 4, 2017 - 6:00am
The opioid crisis in America is real, it is lethal and it may be killing the nice family that lives next door to you.
October 3, 2017 - 6:00am
Call me too ignorant, too cynical or too old, but online voter registration, which went into effect in Florida Oct. 1, feels like Big Trouble.
October 2, 2017 - 6:00am
Defeated presidential and gubernatorial candidates can often throw their running mates under the bus. But it’s strange to see a Florida politician who has built a reputation for tossing principles and allies overboard stand with his former understudy. 
September 30, 2017 - 12:00pm
Not many people who witness the death of something as personal and iconic as Caulkins' orange grove was during the last century, actually get to see it reborn in a profoundly significant way during the next century.
September 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., urged President Donald Trump to put the Department of Defense (DOD) in charge of handling the logistics of distributing recovery aid in Puerto Rico as the island grapples with the crisis caused by Hurricane Maria. 
September 28, 2017 - 1:45pm
As many of you know, I worked as former Mayor Rick Baker’s deputy mayor for Midtown economic development. Baker is currently seeking the job again and as a member of his campaign team, I am deeply disappointed by what appears to be a divisive, win-at-any-cost strategy by the Kriseman campaign.
September 26, 2017 - 12:00pm
Probably we're not going to stop singing the National Anthem every time somebody gathers a crowd and produces a bouncing ball. But I can dream.
September 26, 2017 - 6:00am
In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s march through Florida, one of the most tragic and incendiary events was a nursing home in Hollywood where some 11 patients died from heat exposure. Following the loss of its power residents inside The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills suffered from rising temperatures, and the actions of the facility administrators are under scrutiny.
September 25, 2017 - 4:30pm
Hurricane Irma touched nearly all parts of Florida, but now that the sun is shining once again, our state’s tourism industry stands together as we recover and rebuild. The entire industry has come together to support those that were impacted.
September 25, 2017 - 9:15am
On Friday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Navy Sec. Richard Spencer calling him to expand the review announced in the wake of two deadly collisions to include all ships, including those stationed at Naval Station Mayport on the First Coast. 
September 25, 2017 - 7:00am
It was an epoch-defining decision to place in Westminster Abbey, among statues of monarchs, priests and poets, a large one of James Watt, inventor of the separate-condenser steam engine. The statue's inscription says Watt ranks among the world's benefactors because he "increased the power of man." The economist and historian Deirdre McCloskey believes this honor, conferred in 1834, signified society's endorsement of the dignity of practical people who apply science for human betterment.
September 25, 2017 - 6:00am
Since Hillary Clinton has decided to come out of the woods, having gone through the five stages of grief, and go all-scorched-earth mode with her "look at me, America" book tour, let's look at her.
September 23, 2017 - 6:00am
Joe Biden
This week, former Vice President Joe Biden started getting politically active again but, if history is any guide, he might have a hard time in 2020 if he wants to make a third bid for the presidency. 
September 22, 2017 - 8:15am
Much as I hate deputizing the hypocrisy posse to chase down a Republican, hypocrites in positions of influence deserve a good public "outing" no matter which way they lean.
September 19, 2017 - 8:15am
During a special meeting last Thursday, Coral Gables city commissioners and residents took it in turn to lambaste Florida Power and Light Co. for virtually everything Hurricane Irma did to collapse and darken the sweltering Miami-Dade city.
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