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Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

Commentary

Nadaije Paul Jajaoute: The fight for $15

I spend each day with 14 7- and 8-year-olds. I teach them times tables, help them with reading and homework assignments and take them out into the Florida sunshine to get some exercise. For almost eight years now, I’ve worked in child care.
Published: 04/21/15
Sean D. Foreman: Surprise! Surprise! Florida politics are full of them

Sean D. Foreman: Surprise! Surprise! Florida politics are full of them

Florida is the largest swing state in the nation and seems to truly be up for grabs in the 2016 presidential election. Some aspiring candidates have natural advantages over others, but none can take Florida for granted. Presidential politics in the S...
Published: 04/21/15

Florida pot law takes a hit

Since June 2014 medical marijuana has been legal in Florida thanks to the Florida Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 1030 that year. Unfortunately, Florida patients still wait for the law to become a reality in their medical treatment due to...
Published: 04/21/15

America can rediscover greatness by rediscovering the Constitution

In the words of Justice Anthony Kennedy, “You cannot preserve what you do not revere. You cannot protect what you do not comprehend. You cannot defend what you do not know.” To that profound statement, I would add: You cannot find what ...
Published: 04/20/15

Brian Corley: Online voter registration good public policy

It has been said that there is no greater advocate for voters than a supervisor of elections, and I speak for myself and my colleagues when I say this is a role we take quite seriously. As a supervisor of elections, it is my personal goal to make vot...
Published: 04/18/15
Charlie Herndon: Nation needs reliable long-term transportation funding

Charlie Herndon: Nation needs reliable long-term transportation funding

Federal surface transportation funding is set to expire May 31. Throughout America and here in Florida, the lack of a reliable, sustainable funding stream puts our infrastructure at risk. Without it, transportation agencies can’t plan for long...
Published: 04/18/15
Temperince Morgan: Protecting Florida’s rural lands

Temperince Morgan: Protecting Florida’s rural lands

As the Florida Legislature debates how to allocate Amendment 1 dollars to protect land and water resources, Floridians should be aware of a cost-effective program that conserves lands and preserves Florida’s rural way of life.
Published: 04/18/15

Chris Ingram: Gambling games in the Florida Legislature

One of the more controversial topics before the Florida Legislature this session is expanded casino gaming. Early on, Rep. Dana Young, R-Tampa, the state House majority Leader, sponsored a gambling bill (HB 123), which had three main goals: reform ex...
Published: 04/18/15

Pat Buchanan: A U.S.-Russia war over Ukraine?

“Could a U.S. response to Russia’s action in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russia War?”
Published: 04/18/15

George Will: Don’t seize the raisins

WASHINGTON — In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the government defend its kleptocratic behavior while administering an indefensible law. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 is among the measures by which New ...
Published: 04/18/15