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August 19, 2016 - 6:00am
More evidence that ridding Lake Okeechobee of phosphorus has no simple answer.
August 18, 2016 - 7:00am
Once upon a time, a scantily clad lass padding down a beach might cause a riot -- at least of eyeballs eager to extend the sidelong glance.
August 17, 2016 - 9:00am
In the immediate aftermath of World War II the German state of Bavaria wrote a new  constitution stating that all economic activity should serve the common good.  This was a direct response to the fascism that triggered the war, the Great Depression that gave rise to fascism and the laissez-faire economic and financial system that brought on the Great Depression.
August 17, 2016 - 6:00am
South Florida Water Management District board members might have a devil of a public relations fight ahead, but that doesn't make them wrong. In fact, quite the opposite.
August 16, 2016 - 8:45am
Dear Donald Jr., Ivanka, Eric & Tiffany, As a conservative Democrat in the swing state of Florida, I wanted to share with you some concerns that I’ve got about the way your father is campaigning for president.  
August 15, 2016 - 9:00pm
Joe Negron and Rebecca Negron
The similarity between Republican Rebecca Negron and Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton could gag a maggot, it's that in-your-face.
August 15, 2016 - 6:00am
Marian Johnson
Election season is Marian Johnson's time. And here we are in the thick of it. Marian is its high priestess.
August 15, 2016 - 7:00am
Reflexively, I type "Dru" and The Drudge Report pops up. I hate myself for going there but as a columnist ever in search of the zeitgeist's ultimate wave, I am behooved.
August 13, 2016 - 6:00am
You may be thrilled by the feats of Katie Ledecky, mesmerized by the grace of the women gymnasts, startled by Rio spectators mocking U.S. soccer star Hope Solo with chants of "Zika! Zika!" (the first recorded instance, noted one wit, of a stadium rocking to the invocation of a virus). Allow me, however, to interrupt the prepackaged, heart-tugging, tape-delayed Olympic coverage to bring you the real sporting news of the year.
August 12, 2016 - 7:00am
Nevada, which calls itself the "Battle Born State," actually was born prematurely because of Republicans' anxiety. Now, 152 years later, it again is a subject of their anxiety.
August 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
Flush with cash, state Rep. Irv Slosberg was giving incumbent Sen. Jeff Clemens fits in very blue SD 31 -- until Jose Lambiet did his thing this morning.
August 11, 2016 - 9:45am
This week, health officials reported there are now more than 400 travel related cases of Zika in Florida along with 21 locally transmitted cases.
August 11, 2016 - 7:00am
Seated in his office here, wearing neither a necktie nor a frown, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is remarkably relaxed for someone at the epicenter of a crisis now in its second year and with no end in sight. But, then, stress is pointless when the situation is hopeless. Besides, if you can ignore the fact that self-government is failing in the nation's fifth-most populous state, you can see real artistry in the self-dealing by the Democrats who, with veto-proof majorities in the state Legislature, have reduced this state they control to insolvency.
August 10, 2016 - 6:00am
Tuesday morning's Joe Negron Show was great political theater. It's going to win Republican Negron and his wife Rebecca a lot of votes in their home district, but it isn't going to get Treasure Coast folks the 60,000 acres of private property south of Lake Okeechobee he circled on a map.
August 8, 2016 - 2:15pm
Our American nation is the greatest experiment in freedom the world has ever known. It’s given generations of citizens the blessings of liberty ever since the Founding Fathers risked their lives in what seemed like an improbable bid for independence. While the republic they created was one of imperfect freedoms, for 240 years the arc of progress and liberty has moved ever-upward. Even in times of economic crisis and war, our nation has been a singular source of hope for people throughout the world yearning for liberty, dignity and opportunity.
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