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Florida Congressmen React to Trump's Transgender Military Ban

President Donald Trump made an unexpected announcement that transgender people will no longer be able to serve in the U.S. military Wednesday, reversing an Obama policy allowing them to serve in the armed forces.

July 26, 2017 - 7:15pm

Columns

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Donald Trump gets a break today. Instead of the political paparazzi circling the White House,  they'll be chasing down Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Well, some of them, anyway.
Since 2005, Americans have been warned about microscopic border crossers carried in with refugees and illegal immigrants, bringing diseases previously eradicated or rarely seen here.
While perusing some educational statistics compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics, I began to think through just how we possibly got ourselves into many of the social, civic and political conundrums in which we now find ourselves. As always, education matters.
George Sheldon
George Sheldon is already in Miami heading up the private adoption and child services agency, Our Kids. But his departure from Illinois doesn't mean an end to the investigation into the mess the former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services director left behind. It goes on apace.
The best way to measure the effectiveness of term limits is seeing how often politicians grumble about it. If they’re complaining a lot, then you’ve likely got a great term limit in place.
Ponce de Leon Springs State Park
Waste Management is used to getting its own way.
It is said that America's armed forces have been stressed by 16 years of constant warfare, the longest such in the nation's history. For the Air Force, however, the high tempo of combat operations began 26 years ago, with enforcement of the no-fly zone in Iraq after Desert Storm. With an acute pilot shortage, particularly in the fighter pilot community, and with a shortfall approaching 4,000 among maintenance and staffing personnel, the service is, as Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson says, "too small for what the nation expects of it."
It’s been said that education is "the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” But Tallahassee has transformed that golden door into lead when it comes to the finances of many school districts across Florida.
Frank Brogan
Frank Brogan climbed a very tall career ladder in Florida that took him from classroom teacher to chancellor of the State University System, always by exceeding expectations.
Environmentalists cry foul when South Florida Water Management District back-pumps floodwater into Lake Okeechobee to spare wildlife and threatened Glades communities.

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