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Weather Channel's Lake Okeechobee Distortion; Former Bush Education Team Advises Trump

December 17, 2016 - 11:30am

This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.

'Justice' C. Alan Lawson, Welcome to the Florida Supreme Court

December 16, 2016 - 8:15am
Judge C. Alan Lawson

Conservative 5th District Court of Appeal Chief Judge C. Alan Lawson -- described in the most admiring of terms as "Justice Antonin Scalia meets Mother Teresa" -- is today Florida's newest Supreme Court justice.

Bernie Sanders to Miami-Dade Dems: Vote for Dwight Bullard

December 14, 2016 - 6:00am
Bernie Sanders and Dwight Bullard

Overnight, Dwight Bullard's political future went from rags to riches when Bernie Sanders, next to Barack Obama probably the most powerful Democrat in America, put out a call for Miami-Dade Dems to vote for the former state senator for county committeeman.

Another Obvious Challenge to Florida's Bad Abortion Law

December 14, 2016 - 6:00am

Florida's abortion law in all its collective parts is so unAmerican, so unconstitutional and, frankly, so offensive that any day this law is challenged in court is a day I'm ready to throw a party.

'Surprise Billing' Called Rare in Florida Emergency Medicine

December 12, 2016 - 5:30pm
Bill Nelson

The Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP) and its national counterparts today urged state and national policymakers to investigate the reimbursement practices of insurance companies, especially when patients go out of network for emergency medical care.

Gayle Harrell's Steady Ride; Betting Big on Scott Pruitt

December 10, 2016 - 6:00am

This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.

Florida Delegation Praises House's Passage of Critical Water Infrastructure Bill

December 8, 2016 - 5:45pm
U.S. House members exit the Capitol Thursday.

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to address the needs of the country’s water resources -- the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act -- a bill particularly critical for priorities in the Sunshine State.

Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge Neglect: Environmentalists Use Classic Pivot

December 7, 2016 - 6:00am

There is no "push" to evict the federal government from running the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. None. No matter what you hear Florida environmentalists say to the contrary. 

Democratic Dirty Tricksters Maneuvering Stephen Bittel into Position to Replace Tant

December 5, 2016 - 1:30pm

Democratic leadership wants Annette Taddeo out of the way and just like that, she moves over. The former head of the Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee and former candidate for almost everything else is no longer running for state committeewoman.

Donor Fatigue Hits a Tapped-Out, Despondent Democratic Party

December 5, 2016 - 6:00am
John Morgan

Some of the biggest whales among Democratic donors -- millionaires like Orlando's John Morgan -- say they need a break after Hillary Clinton's loss. A long break. Nearly a month after Donald Trump's shocking upset, they still "feel like they just set their money on fire."

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