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Americans and Germans at Risk of Disease from Unscreened Migrants

July 26, 2017 - 6:00am

Since 2005, Americans have been warned about microscopic border crossers carried in with refugees and illegal immigrants, bringing diseases previously eradicated or rarely seen here. When not simply ignored by media and health officials, physicians and others sounding the alarm have been attacked as xenophobes.

Now we’re seeing these prescient predictions come true, most prominently in Germany, since 2015 when Angela Merkel began allowing more than two million migrants from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East to flood into her country.

The Internet Highway: What Will Tomorrow Bring?

July 26, 2017 - 8:30am

While perusing some educational statistics compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics, I began to think through just how we possibly got ourselves into many of the social, civic and political conundrums in which we now find ourselves. As always, education matters.

Jacksonville Needs to Keep Term Limits in Place

July 24, 2017 - 6:00am

The best way to measure the effectiveness of term limits is seeing how often politicians grumble about it. If they’re complaining a lot, then you’ve likely got a great term limit in place.

Skewed Education Funding Formula Favors 12 Big Florida Counties

July 20, 2017 - 3:30pm

It’s been said that education is "the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” But Tallahassee has transformed that golden door into lead when it comes to the finances of many school districts across Florida.

It’s Not about Health-Care—It’s about Control

July 19, 2017 - 6:00am

As Congress struggles to do something about the Obamacare disaster, senators may be getting calls pleading, “Don’t take my health-care away!” But the more influential voices will be whispering, “Don’t take my Obamacare dollars away!”

Conservativism Won in Tallahassee, no Thanks to the Florida Senate

July 17, 2017 - 12:30pm
Everett Wilkinson

Earlier this month, hundreds of laws enacted by the Florida Legislature went into effect. More notable than the laws that took effect were the laws that did not: policies championed by liberal special interests working hand in hand with some Republican members of the Florida Senate.

D.C. Needs to Start Rewarding Efficiency, Not Inefficiency

July 14, 2017 - 2:30pm

I recently traveled to D.C. to fight for Florida as the U.S. Senate debated repealing and replacing Obamacare. For far too long, D.C. politicians have focused only on the grand bargain of repealing and replacing Obamacare, ignoring the opportunity to make incremental changes to get rid of the taxes and mandates and roll back the federal welfare state.

Trump's Middle East Budget Proposal Good for Israel, Jordan But Less Needs to Go to Palestinian Authority

July 14, 2017 - 7:15am

From her perch as chairwoman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa,  U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., held a hearing on “America’s Interests in the Middle East and North Africa and the President’s FY2018 Budget Request” on Thursday. Her opening statement is below:

Democratic Order Needs to be Fully Restored in Venezuela

July 12, 2017 - 8:30am

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, took to the Senate floor to call for democracy in Venezuela and taking aim at the Maduro regime. His fill speech is below: 

An Open Letter to the Constitution Revision Commission

July 24, 2017 - 6:00am

Every 20 years the Florida Constitution requires the appointment of a Constitution Revision Commission.

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