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Why Republicans Should Let Obamacare Self Destruct

January 11, 2017 - 6:00am

Suppose you are a surgeon who is called to see a patient who is bleeding from something in his abdomen. You are to consider an exploratory operation to try to find the bleeding point and stop the hemorrhage.

Rick Scott's Counterterrorism Plan is a Step in the Right Direction

January 6, 2017 - 9:15am

Our elected officials at the state and local level drop everything in the hours, days and weeks following the horror of a terrorist attack to show up. They set up makeshift offices to make themselves available to the community, they light candles at prayer services and meet with the grieving families.  I am sure they do these things because they care and because their presence somehow reassures people that someone is in charge and taking care of things.  

Israel Has Been Under Constant Attack at the UN

January 6, 2017 - 8:30am

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman  of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, took to the House floor to speak in support of a non-binding resolution opposing a UN Security Resolution calling Israeli settlement in disputed territory “illegal.”

Buying Farm Land Will Not Allow You to Send Water South to Stop Lake Okeechobee Discharges

January 5, 2017 - 6:00am

Enough is enough. We will no longer sit back and let the eco-activists spin the fairy tale that buying another 50,000 or 60,000 acres of farm land south of Lake Okeechobee is the one-size-fits-all, silver-bullet solution to every environmental ill of the entire region.

It's the Democratic Party, but Is It Really Inclusive?

January 4, 2017 - 6:00am

We like to refer to ourselves as the "big tent" party. We say there is room for everyone within the Democratic Party. 

You’re Old, You’re Sick, Get Over It

January 4, 2017 - 6:00am

Senior citizens, don’t be fooled. The federal government asserts that Medicare sets a high bar for medical care and we are lucky to have it. Not so. It does, however, claim a virtual monopoly on health insurance coverage for all eligible persons.

Why Support the Democratic Party at All?

January 2, 2017 - 9:00am

When all is said and done, like it or not, that is the ultimate question the new FDP chair is going to be asked by Democrats in this state.

Amendment 2 on Med Pot: Now Comes the Hard Part

December 31, 2016 - 6:00am

Now that Amendment 2 on medical pot has been approved by Florida voters, the hard work of creating a fair but flexible regulatory scheme to oversee the implementation is critically important.

Getting Things Done for Florida and America

December 30, 2016 - 9:00am

Looking back on 2016, a turbulent year for sure in politics, we often saw the biggest rivalries and the loudest pundits take center stage. All along, my main focus was always working hard on behalf of Florida’s 12th District. We accomplished some important legislative wins for our communities, with 16 initiatives I wrote being signed into law this year.

Fear of the Black Man AND Woman

December 29, 2016 - 9:30am

Why so much fright about Dwight? This morning I had an email with a column from The Florida Squeeze about the Florida Democratic Party chair's race. This article was particularly interesting because it focused on me just as much as it focused on the candidates and the race for chair. It also mainly trashed Dwight Bullard, no other candidate. 

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