In 1929, Chief Justice William Howard Taft convinced Congress to finance construction of "a building of dignity and importance" for the Supreme Court. He could not have imagined what the court will ponder during oral arguments this Wednesday. The case concerns the name of an Asian-American rock band: The Slants. And surely Taft never read a friend-of-the-court brief as amusing as one filed in this case. It is titled "Brief of the Cato Institute and a Basket of Deplorable People and Organizations."
Florida leaders are heaping praise on President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary as the clock counts down until her confirmation on Tuesday.
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As the week wound down, the Everglades Foundation (EF) and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) already had produced more sequels in their epic battle over Everglades reservoirs than we ever got from "Clash of the Titans."
Stephen Bittel succeeded in buying his way into the FDP chair position. He conned people -- enough of them, anyway -- into believing money will win elections.
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.
As Rob Bradley's Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources moves forward, its members might want to "weight" some of the scientists, engineers and other "experts" they're relying on to educate them.
Republican challenger for state party chair Christian Ziegler denies he is running a "scorched earth" campaign, as some committee men and women around the state complain.
Who was it who said, "When liars figure, figures lie"? I have no idea, but he sure as heck could have been talking about those wily coyotes at the Everglades Foundation/Coalition/Trust.
Donald Trump says he will make America great again. Well, not to be outdone, Stephen Bittel is going to make the Florida Democratic Party great again folks!
Suppose you are a surgeon who is called to see a patient who is bleeding from something in his abdomen. You are to consider an exploratory operation to try to find the bleeding point and stop the hemorrhage.
First, a history refresher: For the past nine years, a smattering of Americans, most recently led by our now president-elect, have insisted that Barack Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya.
Gov. Rick Scott announced the flags in Florida will be held at half-staff to remember the victims of the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting.
Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Adam Putnam today released the top 10 consumer complaints filed with his department in 2016.
U.S. Reps, Lois Frankel, Ted Deutch and and Patrick Murphy, all South Florida Democrats -- this morning celebrated the federal authorization of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), with a press conference in West Palm Beach.
Santa’s made his list and checked it twice, but nearly half of voters say President-elect Donald Trump will be receiving a lump of coal this year for Christmas.
Two years after President Barack Obama announced the start of normalization efforts with the Castro regime in Cuba, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., one of the leading Republicans on Capitol Hill on international issues, continued to oppose those policies.
The latest issue of Influence magazine from publisher Peter Schorsch was released on Monday.
Florida government affairs firm Ballard Partners announced Thursday "a strategic alliance" with Chicago-based All-Circo
With the New York Times reporting that Bowe Bergdahl, the Army deserter who was caught by terrorist forces and exchanged for five terrorists, is now asking President Barack Obama for a presidential pardon, a Florida congressman stressed his opposition on Tuesday.
Stay off the roads Thursday, Palm Beach. Donald Trump's coming home to Mar-a-Lago for Thankgiving.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and a like-minded coalition of Republican lawmakers are wasting no time in dealing with Obamacare.
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Markeith Loyd's employer, niece and ex-girlfriend arrested on charges of aiding suspected cop killer
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