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Federal Zika Funding Must Be Used Only For Zika

April 11, 2016 - 9:45am

On Friday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., held a press conference and expressed his support for President Barack Obama’s proposal to spend $1.9 billion to battle Zika. Rubio stressed the funds should only be used to fight Zika.  
 
Rubio’s remarks were as follows:
 

U.S. Alliances With NATO, South Korea, Japan As Indispensable As Ever

April 7, 2016 - 9:45am

At a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., stressed the importance of the U.S. commitments to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Japan and South Korea. Rubio said the following:

Get Florida’s Economy Truly Rolling By Bringing Small Businesses Back

April 5, 2016 - 4:45pm

A glance at the March jobs numbers released last week suggests that the national economy is doing fairly well. Over 200,000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate was virtually unchanged at 5 percent.

Is It Trump Who Got Caught in the Abortion Trap?

April 4, 2016 - 12:15pm

Trump foes are cheering Chris Matthews and MSNBC for setting the trap. They think they got what they most need: evidence that Donald Trump is “anti-woman."

Why Congress Mustn't Postpone Vital Flood Insurance Reforms

April 4, 2016 - 6:00am

A new measure introduced by U.S. Reps. David Jolly and Gus Bilirakis, both R-Fla., that would postpone vital reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program, while well-intentioned, also would be bad for taxpayers and consumers.

State Dumps Company That Lied about Care for Troubled Kids

April 1, 2016 - 12:30pm

There’s a dreary predictability to the cycle of corporate child abuse funded by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

State Workers Bothered by Bats, Bad Air

March 29, 2016 - 10:00pm

In Greek mythology, Ajax is known as the guy who raped the prophetess Cassandra.

In Tallahassee, Ajax is known as the absentee landlord of Northwood Centre, a state office building so sick with mold and bat poop that Gov. Rick Scott took the extraordinary step of cutting off rent payments and relocating 1,500 state employees.

Among the displaced is Department of Business & Professional Regulation Secretary Ken Lawson, whose executive desk was located directly under 10 pounds of bat guano.

The Light of Truth is Stronger than the Darkness of Terror

March 25, 2016 - 9:30am

This weekend, Christians of every denomination remember the most transformative event in history – Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection – the ultimate sacrifice that redeemed the whole world.

A Declaration of War

March 24, 2016 - 8:00am

Our enemies are waging a war we must not continue to ignore. The loss of life, the brutal injuries and the destruction that have rocked Brussels are unconscionable, and we as a people must decide that enough is enough.
 
Their soldiers don't march in lock step and they don't answer to a single general. What they lack in conventional organization, they more than make up for in savagery and disregard for human life. Paris, San Bernardino and now Brussels - their only pattern is that of opportunities seized in the void of real American leadership.
 

Madras Misfires on Marijuana in Florida

March 24, 2016 - 12:15pm

The opinion by Bertha Madras, Ph.D. on medical marijuana, “A Blunt Force to Crush Floridians' Opposition to Marijuana,” (March 2) prior to the Legislature passing HB 307 “The Medical Use of Cannabis,” shows troubling misunderstanding of the subjects where she claims expertise. Her letter was circulated widely as a pro-prohibition manifesto, though the governor has just signed the bill. 

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