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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Commentary

Who is a journalist?

My first job in journalism was as a copyboy at the NBC News Bureau in Washington, D.C. In my early 20s, I asked Bill Corrigan, the newsroom manager, “What must I do to get on the air?” He replied, “Get a college degree and a mini...
Published: 05/21/15

Paula Dockery: There is no such thing as a continuation budget

How will the Florida Legislature divvy up $80 billion?
Published: 05/21/15
Venezuela needs the world’s help

Venezuela needs the world’s help

It has been almost a year-and-a-half since the people of Venezuela took to the streets demanding change, and my country’s crisis has only gotten worse. Venezuelans of all backgrounds denounced our failed state and marched for a constitutional ...
Published: 05/20/15

Latino voters tired of empty promises

During election campaigns, politicians toss around empty promises about immigration reform like candy.
Published: 05/20/15

Finger pointing won’t help on pain medication abuse or access

To hear of one family devastated by prescription drug abuse is to receive motivation to tackle the problem. Yet to hear a story of a suffering patient who cannot receive a needed pain medication serves as equal motivation to protect access. Both of t...
Published: 05/18/15
Florida Standards and Assessments could help protect military installations

Florida Standards and Assessments could help protect military installations

Policymakers who are concerned about the success of Florida’s high school graduates in higher education and careers have a new reason to support the Florida Standards and Assessments: protection of the state’s military installations, whic...
Published: 05/17/15

The danger of thinking trains are now dangerous

With the loss of at least eight lives, last week’s train crash in Philadelphia is, of course, a national tragedy. It’s crucial to understand why the accident occurred and to take steps to make such tragedies less likely in the future. B...
Published: 05/17/15

Charles Krauthammer: Save Obama (on trade)

WASHINGTON — That free trade is advantageous to both sides is the rarest of political propositions — provable, indeed mathematically. David Ricardo did so in 1817. The Law of Comparative Advantage has held up nicely for 198 years....
Published: 05/17/15

Uber, other companies drowning in sea of regulatory red

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld once asked, “What’s the deal with the cab drivers and the B.O.?”
Published: 05/17/15
Libertarians of Convenience

Libertarians of Convenience

Something curious is happening in cities across the country. Urban progressives are finding their goals stymied by laws and regulations, and they’re demanding less government interference — but very selectively. Call them Libertarians o...
Published: 05/17/15