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Letter to Rick Scott: Give Paula Dockery Her Sit-Down

April 5, 2012 - 6:00pm

Gov. Scott, I can think of half a dozen reasons why you should hear out Sen. Paula Dockery over the University of South Florida Polytechnic decision. But the one that should motivate you on a personal level? Gratitude.

Repeal IPAB: Hands-Down Scariest Part of Obamacare

April 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

There isn't enough lipstick in Washington to pretty-up Obamacare's so-called "death panel." Or to hide the dangers it poses to seniors in 2015.

Why We Need to Keep the Penny (and Dollar Bill) in Circulation

April 1, 2012 - 6:00pm

The Canadians are getting rid of their penny. Let them. Let's be smarter than they are and cling to ours like ivy on a garden wall.

America Takes Dubious First-Place Honors: Highest Corporate Tax Rate

April 1, 2012 - 6:00pm

Overnight, the United States of America laid claim to a top spot it didn't want -- "the highest jobs-killing corporate tax rate in the indistrialized world," 39.2 percent.

Unfortunately, says a key member of the Business Roundtable, we're No. 1.

It happened Sunday, when Japan cut its rate to 36.8 percent. What to do about it now, how to get back in the competitive mix to keep the U.S. a leader in the worldwide economy -- that's a top priority for economists the country over -- but particularly for the Business Roundtable.

Boo! Teamsters' Notice of 'Dangerous Criminals' Lawsuit a Tad Over the Top?

March 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

Bringing a lawsuit is one thing; scaring people half to death dishonestly is another. But such is the culture of the Teamsters Union.

Who Is George Zimmerman?

March 26, 2012 - 6:00pm

Who is this Sanford man who killed a teenager, who sparked a national outcry over racial profiling, vigilantism, and sweeping shoot-first self-defense laws in 23 states?

Who is George Zimmerman?

What we know about the 28-year-old crime watch volunteer is that he claims he shot in self-defense after chasing down 17-year-old Trayvon Martin against police orders -- although dispatch tapes are not entirely clear on how emphatically he was told to stand down.

Gutsy Reminder From Democrat Rod Smith: 'Stand Your Ground' Was Bipartisan

March 25, 2012 - 6:00pm

Rod Smith's attempt to keep politics out of the Trayvon Martin tragedy is honest and courageous and entirely the right thing to do.

Sen. Alan Hays, Tell 'Em Back Home It Was You, You, You Who Killed 'Parent Trigger'

March 22, 2012 - 7:00pm

Nobody kept Alan Hays from voting for the "parent trigger" bill except Alan Hays. Pay no attention to the excuses.

How Many More Susan Bucher Sci-Fi Thrillers Can Palm Beach County Tolerate?

March 19, 2012 - 7:00pm

How does a computer, all on its own, give the wrong order of election results?

Conservatives Fear Foolhardy Barack Obama Will Release Oil Reserves

March 18, 2012 - 7:00pm

Conservative authorities claim President Barack Obama should not be entertaining ideas of releasing oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

And though the president says hes doing no such thing, a British official with knowledge of the discussion confirmed Obama raised the issue during a broad bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron last week.

In fact, Obama called for that solution as a candidate in 2008 when gasoline prices neared $4 per gallon.

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