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Laws Like Property Seizure that Encourage Police to Misbehave Should be Expunged

April 26, 2016 - 6:00am

When state Sen. Aaron Bean saw a video of a TV comedian making fun of civil asset forfeiture laws, he didn't think it was funny.

Vision and Hard Work Made Florida Great

April 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

Florida might still be a large swamp today if not for the genius of one businessman, who might be considered the Sunshine State's founding father.

Beware of Running Afoul of Tallahassee's Protocols

March 29, 2016 - 6:00am

Good Lord. Control freaks in state government now have “protocols.”

As I have done for 40 years, I called a legislative committee during the session to get some information for a column. They always have been good sources because they write the bills and do the research on them.

More Eloquent Slander, Please, Candidates

March 15, 2016 - 6:00am

Liberals constantly complain about the lack of civil discourse in politics, even as they constantly lower the bar themselves. 

Picking the Pocket to Pick Isn't Easy

February 1, 2016 - 7:00am

From the glee that the liberal media is expressing in its “news” stories and editorials about the state budget, you might think they are opposed to higher taxes.

Hating the Rich, Loving Their Money

February 15, 2016 - 9:00pm

Like most newspapermen, I'm into being for the underdog, so today I'd like to defend the wealthy.

Property Insurance Reforms Could Keep Down Premium Costs

February 8, 2016 - 9:00pm

Never underestimate the ability of the legal class to find new ways to extract money from the insurance industry – and indirectly from the consumer.

Researchers Seek Ways to Better Help Unprepared College Students

February 1, 2016 - 11:45pm

Public schools only have one job: prepare students for college or a career.

Yet, far too many students are being shortchanged because the majority of them are not ready for college when they arrive.

Florida required unprepared students to enroll in classes intended to help them catch up with their peers – until 2014, when a new law greatly diminished the role of developmental education, sometimes called remediation.

Basically, the new law left it up to students to decide whether they take remedial classes, (which carry no college credit.)

Guess Who Gets the Biggest Payoff from the Lottery?

January 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

Government is the big winner from the state's gambling operation, not the person in Melbourne who won $528.6 million of the $1.58 billion mega-Powerball prize that was split three ways.

Water Bill: Special Interests Are Balking at a Fair Compromise

January 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

Brute force is one way things get done in politics. If a party has an overwhelming majority in the legislative and executive branches, it can simply ram everything through.




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