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September 19, 2017 - 7:00am
Many Americans' moral vanity is expressed nowadays in their rage to disparage. They are incapable of measured judgments about past politics -- about flawed historical figures who were forced by cascading circumstances to make difficult decisions on the basis of imperfect information. So, the nation now needs an example of how to calmly assess episodes fraught with passion and sorrow. An example arrives Sunday night.
September 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Florida’s nursing home industry is populated by hundreds of excellent centers staffed by thousands of dedicated, caring professionals. It’s unfortunate, but inevitable, that they will get painted with the same negative brush when one facility fails to meet the high standards we set for ourselves. It is grossly unfair, however, for that challenge to be exacerbated by misleading news reporting that inaccurately suggests the long term care profession actively blocked reforms that could have saved lives.
September 18, 2017 - 6:00am
Labor Day a year ago, Hurricane Hermine ravaged Tallahassee as it swept through the Big Bend part of Florida.
September 18, 2017 - 6:00am
There's no part of Gov. Rick Scott's job more heavily criticized during his seven years in office than the friends and supporters he's appointed to leadership posts, generally as a lucrative prize for loyalty.
September 15, 2017 - 6:15pm
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have laid waste to large sections of two of our largest states. Our news is full of tragic stories, but also replete with heroic efforts by many, as well as an intense spirit of giving and caring. By nature, we are a good people and in our hearts we care about the welfare of our neighbors, even if as neighbors they live hundreds or thousands of miles away. 
September 13, 2017 - 8:15am
Katie Edwards
Apart from Gov. Rick Scott and some members of the Florida Cabinet, did you see any elected official who worked harder to get constituents through Hurricane Irma than state Rep. Katie Edwards?
September 13, 2017 - 7:00am
 Life is exhausting -- and daily choices are unbearably burdensome -- for some Americans who are so comfortably situated that they have the time and means to make themselves morally uncomfortable. They think constantly about what they believe are the global ripples, and hence the moral-cum-political ramifications, of their quotidian decisions. And they are making themselves nervous wrecks.
September 8, 2017 - 7:00am
The U.S. Air Force "sniffer plane" was collecting air samples off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula on Sept. 3, 1949, when it gathered evidence of radioactivity, confirming that the war-shattered Soviet Union had tested a nuclear device. The Soviets' Aug. 29, 1949, test had come faster than expected.
September 7, 2017 - 5:30pm
Gov. Rick Scott has been talking to Floridians on national TV networks, by my calculation, on average every three hours since Tuesday.
September 5, 2017 - 6:00am
Carlos Curbelo and Stephanie Murphy
If Democrats are to have any chance of flipping the U.S. House in 2018, they’re going to have to pick up seats in Florida. But, with a year until the primaries, their chances to make major gains in the Sunshine State are, at best, slim. 
September 4, 2017 - 9:45pm
When political parties don't do their homework, bad things can happen. Everybody knows that. But few are as bad or clunkier or stranger than what's happened since the Broward Republican Executive Committee (BREC) put its trust in a young man named Rupert Tarsey. 
September 1, 2017 - 8:30am
Evan Ross and Debbie Wasserman Schultz sharing
Debbie Wasserman Schultz must feel pretty safe in her bubble. Because every time you turn around, there she is again, poking the WikiLeaks bear.
August 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
As the congressional “August recess” wraps up and members of Congress get ready to head back to Washington next week, this is the last chance tell your U.S. representative and senator face-to-face what Congress ought to get done this year.
August 31, 2017 - 11:00am
Chances remain about zero that Republican leaders will be swayed by calls from the state's Democratic congressional delegation to hold a one-day special session to replace a statue of a Confederate
August 30, 2017 - 9:15am
On July 4, 2017, 15,000 immigrants were sworn in as new American citizens -- something each and every one of them worked hard to attain. On that day, they earned the most sought-after citizenship in the world and swore they would support and defend our Constitution. And on that day, along with their citizenship, they were granted the right and the responsibility to vote.
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