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January 30, 2017 - 7:00am
In 2013, a college student assigned to research a deadly substance sought help via Twitter: "I can't find the chemical and physical properties of sarin gas someone please help me." An expert at a security consulting firm tried to be helpful, telling her that sarin is not gas. She replied, "yes the [expletive] it is a gas you ignorant [expletive]. sarin is a liquid & can evaporate ... shut the [expletive] up."
January 28, 2017 - 6:00am
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.
January 27, 2017 - 10:45am
Is new Democratic Chair Stephen Bittel wearing blinders? It appears that's the case,  because his $100,000 program recently rolled out to incentivize voter registration only includes small and medium Florida counties (read: working-class white voters).
January 26, 2017 - 6:15pm
When thinking about the ongoing debate over water in Tallahassee, forget the policy-speak.
January 26, 2017 - 4:15pm
Joe Negron and Rob Bradley
Apparently the fact-finding is over. And why not? Who needs an informed Senate on a controversial $2.4 billion expression of Big Government when the Senate president has spoken?
January 26, 2017 - 6:00am
Ernie Barnett
You want a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee? Look at the $3 million study completed for the Central Everglades Plan, Ernie Barnett told senators Wednesday.
January 23, 2017 - 11:45am
If nothing else, it’s been a wild ride. Nobody here at the Pacific Legal Foundation can remember a stranger election season. From June 16, when Donald Trump announced he was running for president, to the morning of Nov. 8, few of us understood that history was about to smack us on the side of the head like an errant golf ball on the 18th hole of the Trump National in New Jersey.
January 23, 2017 - 9:00am
As Donald Trump took the oath of office becoming the next president of the United States, the outgoing president was refusing to give leave.
January 21, 2017 - 6:00am
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.
January 20, 2017 - 7:00am
Barack Obama did not go out quietly. His unquiet final acts were, in part, overshadowed by a successor who refused to come in quietly and, in part, by Obama's own endless, sentimental farewell tour. But there was nothing nostalgic or sentimental about Obama's last acts. Two of them were simply shocking.
January 19, 2017 - 9:30am
Roger Stone in Miami: nothing if not outrageous
Nothing screams "Buy my book!" louder than an assassination attempt on the author using a radioactive substance "suspected in the death of former PLO leader Yassar Arafat."
January 19, 2017 - 7:00am
He flabbergasts the Human Race           By gliding on the water's face           With ease, celerity and grace;           But if he ever stopped to think           Of how he did it, he would sink.           -- Hilaire Belloc, on the waterbeetle
January 18, 2017 - 6:00am
Politicians talk repeatedly about doing things to help create jobs. But sometimes doing nothing is the best option. We hope newly-elected lawmakers understand that less government intrusion is often the key to keeping the American Dream alive.
January 17, 2017 - 3:30pm
As Republicans contemplate repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) -- seriously, not just as a political gesture -- alarms are sounding about millions of individuals losing coverage.
January 17, 2017 - 7:00am
The shortest honeymoon on record is officially over. Normally, newly elected presidents enjoy a wave of goodwill that allows them to fly high at least through their first 100 days. Donald Trump has not yet been sworn in and the honeymoon has already come and gone.
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