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Saturday, Feb 28, 2015

Commentary

Legislators must act to help individuals with developmental disabilities

As Florida looks for ways to balance the state budget while meeting the needs of its citizens, we must make choices that protect the quality of life for our most vulnerable populations, including those with developmental disabilities.
Updated: 21 hours ago

One small step for man, one giant step for commercialization of moon

Maybe plans for the commercial exploration of the moon aren’t so far-fetched after all. The FAA, in a carefully worded policy statement, has essentially outlined a scenario by which a U.S.-based company — Bigelow Aerospace — coul...
Updated: 21 hours ago

Al Hutchison: Truth as a casualty

Recently a doctored photograph depicting Brian Williams, the disgraced anchor of the NBC Nightly News, standing solemnly alongside President Abraham Lincoln was circulated on the Internet.
Published: 02/27/15

Kathleen Parker: Twitter as America’s conscience

WASHINGTON — Denizens of social media were rankled during Sunday night’s Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards.
Published: 02/27/15

Technology is changing the climate debate

This year could well go down in history as the moment when technology transformed the debate about climate change.
Published: 02/26/15

Patients need the right medicine at the right time

More than 15 years ago, I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Although the disease has created a number of challenges, one particularly frustrating and troublesome problem has been obtaining coverage for medications that my physicians have prescribed bec...
Published: 02/26/15

Paula Dockery: Privatizing prisons could be Scott’s end game

Generally, when a crisis occurs in a large organization the CEO is expected to acknowledge and address the problem, keep stakeholders up to date on progress and be held accountable for the problems that occurred.
Published: 02/26/15

Too many ‘sheep’ in Tallahassee?

Although two former influential legislators acknowledged in comments at the Tiger Bay Club of Tampa last week that many members of the Florida Legislature still must follow along like “sheep,” there are early signs that may be changing....
Published: 02/25/15

Arne Duncan: Expanding innovative programs and educational opportunity could be at risk

For India White, going to college was a dream — one that wasn’t assured. The ninth of 10 children in her family, India grew up poor and lived in a homeless shelter for a period of time.
Published: 02/25/15

Amazon’s opposition to new drone regulations misguided

The Federal Aviation Administration, in its long, often thankless quest to impose order on the burgeoning drone business, has finally proposed some new rules for commercial operators. The agency is showing restraint, flexibility and an openness to in...
Published: 02/24/15