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Tallahassee Can Wait No Longer to Fire City Manager Rick Fernandez

December 15, 2017 - 6:00am
Rick Fernandez

When it formed in Tallahassee two and a half years ago, Citizens for Responsible Spending's sole goal was to urge Tallahassee city commissioners to cut expenses before raising property taxes and to shed sunshine on a city budget process that was anything but transparent.

Miami Republicans Again Deny Second Amendment Rights

December 8, 2017 - 10:00am

Our founders knew that it was a natural human right to own and use firearms for self-preservation and included the Second Amendment to the Constitution to protect that right. Whether you live in Miami or Pensacola, citizens should always have the right to protect themselves and their families. Law enforcement does a great job protecting citizens but there are times where people can be in imminent danger and cannot wait for law enforcement to be there in what could be a matter of seconds before someone could face death from an armed criminal.

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform: The Drug Trafficker’s Relief Act

December 6, 2017 - 6:00am

We’ve all heard of fake news.  Well, what about news that’s deceiving?

Senate Leaders Remain Silent as Latvala Trashes Accuser, Intimidates Witnesses

December 4, 2017 - 6:00am
Jack Latvala

“Be strong. Be brave.” Those were the encouraging words of Florida Sens. Lizbeth Benacquisto and Lauren Book to the six then-unnamed accusers of Sen. Jack Latvala. Both Benacquisto, the rules chair for the Senate, and Book, a Democrat, took to Twitter to promote the statement.

U.S. Must Pressure Hezbollah, Support Stable Lebanon Free From Iranian Interference

December 2, 2017 - 6:00am

This week, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, held a hearing on “The Latest Developments in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.” In her opening statement, she said the following:

Florida Is 'Committed to Eradicating All Forms of Harassment'

November 29, 2017 - 6:00am

In light of the #MeToo campaign and all the allegations against prominent figures, sexual harassment is on the forefront of headlines across the nation. Whether it’s a Hollywood executive, an all-star sports figure or eminent politician, the issue of unlawful harassment continues to show its pervasive face across our contemporary world.

When It Matters Most

November 23, 2017 - 6:00am

As a fifth generation Floridian, I’ve always felt blessed to call Florida home, a place that people from all over the world dream of one day visiting or living. As Hurricane Irma made landfall in September, my gratitude for living in this great state only deepened. One after another, moving stories about Floridians selflessly, courageously and generously helping one another emerged in the face of adversity.

Trump Administration’s Afghanistan Strategy Ambitious But Short On Details

November 11, 2017 - 6:00am

This week, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, made the following statement at a joint subcommittee hearing entitled “The President’s Plan for Afghanistan and Pakistan: Objectives and Resources”:

U.S. Needs Consistent Democracy and Governance Promotion Strategy in Middle East and North Africa

November 8, 2017 - 10:15am

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, heald a hearing on “Democracy and Governance in the Middle East and North Africa.” Ros-Lehtinen said the following in the hearing:

Rebirth of the Great American Shipyard

November 7, 2017 - 10:45am

Two years ago, I sold one of the last American offshore drilling vessels to a foreign buyer. The Ocean Titan was an obsolete jack-up rig, an equipment platform for deepwater exploration and development. Over its forty-year lifespan, American shipbuilding had been ravaged by rivals abroad and burdensome regulations at home. Today, the industry falls grievously short of the hope expressed by the drafters of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920: “that the United States shall have a merchant marine of the best equipped and most suitable types of vessels.”  



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