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Rick Scott Should be Cautious on Unstudied Alimony “Reforms”

February 25, 2016 - 4:30pm

I have spent almost 25 years studying and writing about alimony as both a law professor and The John F. Schaefer Chair in Matrimonial Law at Michigan State University College of Law.  If I have learned anything during this time, it is that alimony is complex.  Reform can have unintended consequences and so should be the product of a careful, deliberative effort to understand and improve the law rather than a one-sided push to protect alimony payors by kicking recipients off the so-called “alimony gravy train.” 

Where Jeb Bush Supporters Should Go, and Why

February 24, 2016 - 1:00pm

It’s funny to me that the prompt on Facebook for posting says, “What’s on your mind?”

Why Trump Isn't the Inevitable Nominee

February 24, 2016 - 11:30am

After months of dismissing Donald Trump, many pundits are now anointing him with the Republican presidential nomination. I find this premature. With Tuesday night’s win in the Nevada caucuses, Trump has only 79 of the 1,237 delegates needed. He is "stuck" in the mid-30s of support, sufficient to win primaries with a platoon of candidates, but not in a head-to-head race.

President Obama’s ‘Plan’ to Close Guantanamo Bay Is Dangerous

February 23, 2016 - 12:00pm

President Obama’s dangerous and disastrous national security policy continues with the release of his so-called “plan” to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. After seven years, President Obama has still not explained to the American people in sufficient detail where, under what authorities, and at what cost he will detain some of the world’s most dangerous terrorists.

U.S. Supreme Court Saves Florida Ratepayers Billions

February 19, 2016 - 1:15pm

Recently, electricity ratepayers received a huge gift from the Supreme Court of the United States. The justices voted to issue a stay halting the implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP).

Obama's Trip to Cuba is Latest Addition to Litany of Concessions to Dictators

February 18, 2016 - 8:45am

Regrettably, President Obama's planned travel to Cuba is hardly a surprise. Instead, it is the latest addition to the litany of concessions to dictators that have come to characterize this administration. 

Apple, You Lying, Thieving Bunch of Technocrats

February 18, 2016 - 8:00am

How duplicitous that Apple would talk about privacy rights while refusing to help protect the national security of the country that gave it the chance to be founded.

Ports are Creating High-Paying, High-Growth Jobs that Help All of the Sunshine State

February 15, 2016 - 3:15pm

With four of Florida ports among the nation’s top‭ ‬25‭ ‬container ports and three among the‭ ‬top cruise ports in the world,‭ ‬the economic vitality of Florida’s ports should be an important focus of our state leaders.‭ ‬These ports are hubs of commerce and tourism that generate high-paying,‭ ‬sustainable jobs for Floridians while cementing our role and brand as the gateway for the Americas.

A Larger, More Capable Fleet Key to National Security

February 12, 2016 - 3:00pm

The president released his fiscal year 2017 budget proposal on Tuesday. I will scrutinize its contents - line by line - to ensure that our nation’s treasure is not squandered on wasteful programs or harmful tax hikes.  There’s a lot of work ahead, but one area has broad bipartisan support - the size and capability of our Navy fleet. The world is a dangerous place. Make no mistake, my fight will focus on building the most robust, highly-capable fleet.  

Lawmakers, Hands Off Florida's Not-Broke Contraband Forfeiture Act

February 9, 2016 - 8:30pm

Florida’s successful Contraband Forfeiture Act is under attack in the state Legislature -- and taxpayers have the most to lose.



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