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Keeping Cigars in the Cigar City

January 18, 2017 - 6:00am

Politicians talk repeatedly about doing things to help create jobs. But sometimes doing nothing is the best option. We hope newly-elected lawmakers understand that less government intrusion is often the key to keeping the American Dream alive.

What If Sick People Lose Their Obamacare?

January 17, 2017 - 3:30pm

As Republicans contemplate repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) -- seriously, not just as a political gesture -- alarms are sounding about millions of individuals losing coverage.

Power Cedes Nothing Without Demand

January 14, 2017 - 8:00pm

Stephen Bittel succeeded in buying his way into the FDP chair position. He conned people -- enough of them, anyway -- into believing money will win elections.

Stephen Bittel: More and More Like Donald Trump Every Day

January 10, 2017 - 10:15am

Donald Trump says he will make America great again. Well, not to be outdone, Stephen Bittel is going to make the Florida Democratic Party great again folks!

Why Republicans Should Let Obamacare Self Destruct

January 11, 2017 - 6:00am

Suppose you are a surgeon who is called to see a patient who is bleeding from something in his abdomen. You are to consider an exploratory operation to try to find the bleeding point and stop the hemorrhage.

Rick Scott's Counterterrorism Plan is a Step in the Right Direction

January 6, 2017 - 9:15am

Our elected officials at the state and local level drop everything in the hours, days and weeks following the horror of a terrorist attack to show up. They set up makeshift offices to make themselves available to the community, they light candles at prayer services and meet with the grieving families.  I am sure they do these things because they care and because their presence somehow reassures people that someone is in charge and taking care of things.  

Israel Has Been Under Constant Attack at the UN

January 6, 2017 - 8:30am

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman  of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, took to the House floor to speak in support of a non-binding resolution opposing a UN Security Resolution calling Israeli settlement in disputed territory “illegal.”

Buying Farm Land Will Not Allow You to Send Water South to Stop Lake Okeechobee Discharges

January 5, 2017 - 6:00am

Enough is enough. We will no longer sit back and let the eco-activists spin the fairy tale that buying another 50,000 or 60,000 acres of farm land south of Lake Okeechobee is the one-size-fits-all, silver-bullet solution to every environmental ill of the entire region.

It's the Democratic Party, but Is It Really Inclusive?

January 4, 2017 - 6:00am

We like to refer to ourselves as the "big tent" party. We say there is room for everyone within the Democratic Party. 

You’re Old, You’re Sick, Get Over It

January 4, 2017 - 6:00am

Senior citizens, don’t be fooled. The federal government asserts that Medicare sets a high bar for medical care and we are lucky to have it. Not so. It does, however, claim a virtual monopoly on health insurance coverage for all eligible persons.

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