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U.S. Should Secure its Border, Create Safe Zones for Syrian Refugees

November 30, 2015 - 2:00pm

Referring to ISIS,‭ ‬President Obama made the following claims mere hours before the horrific terrorist attacks took place in Paris,‭ ‬France:‭ "‬I don't think they're gaining strength.‭ ‬What is true is that‭ ‬from the start,‭ ‬our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them.‭ ‬They have not gained ground in Iraq,‭ ‬and in Syria they'll come in,‭ ‬they'll leave,‭ ‬but you don't see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain.‭"  ‬Flippantly,‭ ‬the president also referred to ISIS as a‭ “‬JV team,‭” ‬quipping that if ISIS were to‭ “‬put on Lakers uniform,‭ ‬that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.‭”

Making Thanksgiving Count

November 24, 2015 - 5:15pm

Death happens to the best of us, and also to the worst.

Florida Continues to Set New Records in Travel and Tourism

November 24, 2015 - 11:30am

I am proud to be a part of the Florida delegation, representing the great Sunshine State and its residents. Florida knows how to do travel and tourism right!

Eliminating ISIS:‭ ‬Where President Obama Failed and‭ ‬How America Can Still Save Western Civilization

November 17, 2015 - 12:00pm

The blood of the‭ ‬129‭ ‬victims in the Paris attack is on‭ ‬President Barack Obama’s hands and is a direct result of his failed policies in Iraq.

'Sick' Idea: Septic Tanks Used to Control Growth

November 16, 2015 - 2:30pm

When Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard voted two years ago not to fund a DNA study of the pollutants in the St. Lucie River by Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute's Brian Lapointe, we were somewhat surprised at her dissent … but our most environmentally concerned citizens trusted her.

Is It OK to Be Black in Orlando?

November 2, 2015 - 5:15pm

We have a teachable moment here, folks.  Let’s hope everyone is ready to learn.

A Case of Property Rights: Easements and Utilities

November 2, 2015 - 3:00pm


Recently, there has been discussion of legislation filed during Florida’s 2015 General Session that, at its core, protects property rights, particularly the rights that accompany easement arrangements. Property rights issues like this one can often seem complicated, but protecting them should be a top priority for Floridians.

Self-Referrals to Physician-Owned Hospitals Would Hurt Our Communities

October 21, 2015 - 11:15am

The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce encompasses all 67 counties in Florida, more than 40 local chambers of commerce and thousands of direct members and member companies. We work to improve the quality of life for every Hispanic and Hispanic business in Florida. One issue of critical importance to our members is affordable health care that puts patients first. For this reason, we would like to express concerns regarding legislation that would hurt our community by creating an unfair advantage for physician-owned hospitals (POH).

Senate Democrats, DC Dysfunction Stand In Way Of Reforming VA, Holding Bureaucrats Accountable

October 21, 2015 - 9:00am

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to make the case for major reforms to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Rubio showcased his “VA Accountability Act” which would give the VA secretary more power to fire underperforming and incompetent employees. The bill has been blocked by Senate Democrats. U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, is backing a similar bill in the House. 

Florida Must Create Just and Effective Mental Health Services

October 20, 2015 - 11:00am

It is no secret that Florida’s mental health system is chronically and significantly underfunded. Throughout the past decade, Florida has maintained one of the lowest per-capita mental health expenditures in the nation. 

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