The brazen criminal acts of Volkswagen call for a swift and decisive response: criminal prosecution of those responsible by the United States Department of Justice. As a former regulator and one who has toiled in the private sector in both industrial and service businesses, I am shocked by the deliberate fraud of installing a “defeat device” to deceive consumers and governments alike about the emissions and performance of Volkswagen automobiles.
During the past few weeks and recent days, the House Republican Conference has experienced a ripple of change in our congressional leadership, causing us to refocus the future of our party. In assessing a resolution to this situation, the answer is not merely to rearrange the faces of our leadership and expect that our problems will be solved. In fact, the answer is quite the contrary. Because there is a clamor across our nation for strong, conservative leadership, we need a fresh start, not just fresh faces.
The marijuana tourism industry is a burgeoning one with great potential because of its recent legalization. As the negative stigmas associated with marijuana use fade away, just about every tourist visiting Colorado and the other legalized states now curiously enters recreational marijuana storefronts to see what might catch his or her fancy. People who haven’t used marijuana in years or sometimes never before are now putting their inhibitions aside to try cannabis. Because of the overwhelming array of edibles, tinctures, topicals, and even transdermal patches available. people don’t even have to smoke to partake in the festivities. However, with marijuana moving into more industrialized facilities for massive-scale production, it is important that consumers seek out organically grown, pesticide-free marijuana that is cultivated with the end user in mind.
Florida’s politicians and the Republican Party of Florida should welcome vigorous policy discussion among the presidential candidates. Florida should be a leader in flourishing substantive discussion during election cycles.
By now, some of you have probably heard that I have resigned as Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida. I feel I owe many of you the courtesy of an explanation for my decision.
At least 18 Florida lawmakers started living on minimum wage this week to draw attention to the need to increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
It's all part of something called the "minimum wage challenge," a campaign by the Service Employees International.
These 18 lawmakers, all Democrats, will live on $17 a day for five days.
Or will they?
U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., part of the congressional leadership as senior deputy majority whip, announced Friday he will run to become majority whip now that current U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., is looking to become House majority leader.
In recognition of the 75th anniversary of Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax), U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, included the following in the Congressional Record on Tuesday:
Civility and calls for civil discourse have long been talking points for the Democrats. Their hypocrisy, however, has been pronounced. For evidence, Floridians need to look no further than Alan Grayson, the “king of outrageous statements” and the Democrats’ front-runner in the 2016 U.S. Senate race.
It’s time. In fact, it's past time.
Debbie needs to go. President Obama should have replaced her already as DNC chair, but since he hasn’t, it's up to the Jewish community and the African-American community to get the job done.
She is no longer fit to hold that congressional seat, and between the two communities, we can take it away from her. A message should be sent to DWS, and really, others, who think they have taken up permanent residence in Washington, D.C.
That message is: We put you in, and we can take you out.