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America's Destiny Is in Our Hands: Time for President Trump

September 28, 2016 - 10:45am

With the election less than two months away, Florida voters need to ask themselves which of the two candidates will change the dire direction of our country, the continued economic malaise, and downward trajectory the Obama administration put on steroids.

Bullets Don't See Republican or Democrat, and in SD 37 Neither Should You

September 26, 2016 - 6:00am

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. 

FEA Lawsuit Saddens a Loyal Alumnus

September 17, 2016 - 6:45pm

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.

Common Sense Renewable Fuel Legislation Is at the Forefront

September 17, 2016 - 6:00am

The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) 2017 proposal suggests potential increases for higher ethanol blends in gasoline.

Make Children’s Eye Health a Priority

September 16, 2016 - 11:00am

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?

Forget Black Voter Suppression, How About Black Voter Depression?

September 16, 2016 - 6:00am

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.

U.S. Should Not Relinquish Its Internet Authority To Foreign Governments

September 12, 2016 - 10:45am

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.  

Time for Action from Congress on Zika Funding

September 12, 2016 - 6:00am

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.

Let's Not Forget about the Septic Tanks

August 30, 2016 - 11:45am

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.

Science Is Giving Embattled Florida Agriculture Real Hope

August 22, 2016 - 5:15pm

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.



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