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Amendment 2 on Med Pot: Now Comes the Hard Part

December 31, 2016 - 6:00am

Now that Amendment 2 on medical pot has been approved by Florida voters, the hard work of creating a fair but flexible regulatory scheme to oversee the implementation is critically important.

Getting Things Done for Florida and America

December 30, 2016 - 9:00am

Looking back on 2016, a turbulent year for sure in politics, we often saw the biggest rivalries and the loudest pundits take center stage. All along, my main focus was always working hard on behalf of Florida’s 12th District. We accomplished some important legislative wins for our communities, with 16 initiatives I wrote being signed into law this year.

Fear of the Black Man AND Woman

December 29, 2016 - 9:30am

Why so much fright about Dwight? This morning I had an email with a column from The Florida Squeeze about the Florida Democratic Party chair's race. This article was particularly interesting because it focused on me just as much as it focused on the candidates and the race for chair. It also mainly trashed Dwight Bullard, no other candidate. 

Dwight Bullard ... Phoenix Rising?

December 24, 2016 - 1:00pm

Don't hate the player ... hate the game. Isn't that what Andrew Korge, dispatched primary opponent of Dwight Bullard, said when he compared African Americans and "Bernie Bros" to the Tea Party in one of his infamous Facebook rants? See said rant below.

Michelle Obama's Christmas Lump of Coal

December 24, 2016 - 6:00am

Just what we all need to ring in the Christmas season: Un-merry millionaire Michelle Obama belly-aching about the burdens and sacrifices of public life with billionaire Oprah Winfrey.

It's Not Over Until It's Over! And It Isn't Over!

December 22, 2016 - 9:30am

As everyone knows, the fiasco that took place in Miami-Dade County on Dec. 20 has given us Stephen Bittel as Miami-Dade's committeeman. Not fairly, mind you. Not as the will of the people, mind you.

How Exhaustive Government-Transition Work Gets Done

December 19, 2016 - 11:15am

Running for office statewide in Florida is a daunting task.  The state is 361 miles wide and 447 miles long and is in two time zones.  Florida has 67 counties, 282 cities, 119 towns and 19 villages.  In short, Florida is big and campaigning in the entire state is hard work.

Jews who Demonize Steve Bannon and Legitimize Iran ‭

December 17, 2016 - 6:00am

There are few Jewish journalists I like and respect as much as Samuel Freedman,‭ ‬a distinguished‭ ‬professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Pulitzer-prize nominee,‭ ‬which is why if he criticizes me I take it seriously.

Keith Ellison Couldn't Have Been More Played If He Had Mattel Written Across His Forehead

December 16, 2016 - 8:00am

Let's face it. There is a certain faction of the Jewish community that will never, ever, ever, ever, ever accept Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison as Democratic National Committee Chair, no matter what he does, or how he does it. 

Why Congress is Becoming More Polarized and Paralyzed

December 15, 2016 - 6:00am

You would not think that a lizard is responsible for this. But let me explain.

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