There used to be an old saying: "Bullets don't have eyes" -- which means anyone can get hit by a bullet once it's fired from a gun.
I am proud to have served as the communications director for the Florida Education Association -- the Florida teachers union -- from 1990 to 1992. That’s why I remain stunned and so saddened by the union’s misguided lawsuit to kill the successful corporate tax credit scholarship program.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) 2017 proposal suggests potential increases for higher ethanol blends in gasoline.
Did you know children should begin receiving thorough eye examinations by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist by the age of 3 to ensure their vision is developing properly?
Remember the video of first-grader Kameria crying hysterically when she found out President Obama soon would be leaving office? Her grandmother, Caprina Harris, uploaded the video to Facebook and it went viral. Eventually, it was seen by President Obama and little Kameria and her family received an invitation to the White House to visit with the President and the First Lady.
On Friday, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., urged the Senate to pass the DOTCOM Act which would prohibit the transfer of Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and control of the Internet to outside foreign governments.
Last week, the Senate again blocked $1.1 billion in desperately needed funding to help research, prevent, and fight the spread of the Zika virus—all for political reasons.
It seems there is little or no regard for the people living south of Lake Okeechobee.
Some activists, in addition to making us the scapegoat for nearly all of the water problems facing South Florida, have resorted to mocking Glades citizens for being "backwards," living in "homes on wheels," and calling us "those people." Our attempts to speak up for ourselves are ridiculed by our more affluent neighbors on the coast.
There's open speculation about the end of Florida orange juice. Disease is slaying Tampa's swaying palm trees. Family farms are going on the auction block. Not enough kids have access to 4-H clubs.
In the immediate aftermath of World War II the German state of Bavaria wrote a new constitution stating that all economic activity should serve the common good. This was a direct response to the fascism that triggered the war, the Great Depression that gave rise to fascism and the laissez-faire economic and financial system that brought on the Great Depression.