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In 2016, it's the D.C.‭ ‬Insider Class Versus the American People

July 18, 2016 - 6:00am

Finding digital characters in the Pokemon Go frenzy sweeping the nation is causing electronic gaming enthusiasts to stumble into trees and fall off cliffs as the virtual app is used on smart phones to find fictitious creatures that may appear anywhere.‭  ‬Pokemon characters have the appearance of reality causing people to enter a trance-like state on their GPS-assisted quests.‭ 

The Paranoid Style and the Algae Problem

July 14, 2016 - 12:45pm

Columbia University scholar Richard Hofstader once described a type of polarizing rhetoric that emerges from time to time in the public life of our society. He characterized the phenomenon as the “paranoid style in American politics.”

This mode of expression relies upon heated exaggeration and draws images of conspiratorial fantasy to push the public into accepting extreme interpretations of events or circumstances.

Loretta Lynch Needs to Resign

July 13, 2016 - 4:45pm

After witnessing Attorney General Lynch's lack of concern for her authority and unresponsiveness to the questions asked yesterday during the House Judiciary Committee hearing about her investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it is abundantly clear she must immediately step down from her position.

Planned Parenthood Must Be Defunded

July 13, 2016 - 11:30am

A year ago,‭ ‬the nation was shocked by the release of a video that showed a senior Planned Parenthood official discussing in graphic detail how her organization sold the body parts of aborted babies.‭ ‬It was a chilling look into the callous disregard for human life that epitomizes Planned Parenthood’s culture,‭ ‬and why this organization should never get another dime of taxpayer money.

China Should Accept Hague Ruling on South China Sea

July 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

From his perches on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., weighed in on the decision by an international tribunal in The Hague regarding China’s claims in the South China Sea:

Statement by Florida Senator Maria Sachs

July 12, 2016 - 6:00am

(State Senator Maria Sachs today released the following statement. It is accompanied by copies of a notarized affidavit dated Jan. 21, 2016, and a related document regarding the employment separation of a former member of her Senate staff. See the attachment below.)

Early in 2016, I first learned that a member of my staff in the Florida Senate, Matthew Damsky, had engaged in a protracted pattern of abusing his position and our trust to fraudulently obtain compensation and purchases of products and services. 

Letter to Our U.S. Senators: The Endangered Species Act Defies Common Sense

July 8, 2016 - 5:45pm

(Editor's Note: The following letter addressed to U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio was written by a frustrated and emboldened executive director of the South Florida Water Management District determined to defy a "myopic" federal edict to flow more water into Lake Okeechobee on behalf of a rigid Endangered Species Act. The letter below went out Friday.)

Condemning the War On Police and Calling for National Conference

July 8, 2016 - 4:00pm

Yesterday’s attack on the police in Dallas resulted in the deaths of five officers and the wounding of seven more policemen. We all express our sympathy for the families of the deceased and wounded officers.  These families are experiencing the ultimate nightmare when their husbands and fathers did not return home.

The statement made by the dead shooter makes it clear that this is a hate crime, plain and simple.  These murders are the predictable outcome of the “war on the police" and the racial polarization that has been fostered in this country.

Ahead Of Warsaw Summit, NATO Alliance Remains Important

July 8, 2016 - 2:00pm

As leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) gather in Warsaw today, the NATO alliance is more essential than ever to U.S. and transatlantic security.

Elie Wiesel's Work Remains Relevant

July 5, 2016 - 12:00pm

For many parents, the realities of the Holocaust are so gruesome that we often wrestle with how early in our children's lives they should be exposed to the horrors that transpired across Europe's concentration camps and ghettos in the 1930s and 1940s.

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