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June 2, 2017 - 8:45am
Yesterday my phone rang, and my text messages blew up asking me, had I read the article in the Miami Herald about an email Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez sent.
May 31, 2017 - 6:30pm
George Sheldon
It looks as if the child care communities in Miami and Chicago each will get their wish.
May 31, 2017 - 2:15pm
On Tuesday night the Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee tried to convene for the umpteenth time to pass a resolution -- a resolution that would call for the resignation of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.
May 30, 2017 - 5:15pm
Individuals, small business-owners and corporate professionals are aware of the crushing burden represented by our outdated federal tax code, unchanged since 1986.
May 27, 2017 - 7:00am
The quixotic American pursuit of Middle East peace is a perennial. It invariably fails, yet every administration feels compelled to give it a try. The Trump administration is no different.
May 27, 2017 - 6:00am
Seminole State College
The Florida State College System (FCS) had Gov. Rick Scott's back in 2012 when he challenged all 24 institutions to offer a four-year, $10,000-degree program.
May 26, 2017 - 8:15am
George Sheldon
George Sheldon must have a lot of friends in Florida. Certainly somebody should ask the folks at Our Kids Miami-Dade/Monroe -- the ones who offered Sheldon their top job at $210,000 a year without much of a search for anybody else -- why they didn't aim a little higher? 
May 29, 2017 - 6:00am
“I like working for Uncle Sam. Lets me know just who I am.”---By Bob Dvorchak
May 25, 2017 - 6:00am
Challenge of a crowd: Graduation Tuesday night at St. Augustine High School
Whatever you say about Gov. Rick Scott, he can juggle and chew gum at the same time. 
May 25, 2017 - 6:00am
Last week, Gov. Rick Scott announced record-breaking tourism numbers in the Sunshine State. It may be the last time for a while. Ignoring extensive research, case studies and pleas from travel industry constituents across the state, the Florida Legislature slashed funding for Visit Florida by a crippling 67 percent -- recklessly jeopardizing the tourism industry’s leading role as a generator of jobs and government revenues.
May 25, 2017 - 6:00am
In 1984, the movie “Red Dawn” depicted a Russian invasion of the U.S. Tensions were high during the Cold War. The Defense Intelligence Agency’s annual publication "Soviet Military Power" depicted the awesome threat posed by the Evil Empire’s superpower status. However, as I recall, the “mainstream” media was more worried about the threat of American weapons. The Nuclear Freeze movement was popular.
May 24, 2017 - 6:00am
Dear Editor: The Florida Keys and Key West have two "favorite sons," Jimmy Buffet and Mel Fisher.  Insult either one and you will not find much public support. Yet, that is exactly what the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) did right out of the starting gate 26 years ago when they attacked Mel Fisher.  
May 24, 2017 - 6:00am
The National Ocean Service is narrowing the field of new leadership at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) nearly a year after an investigation of "waste, fraud and a hostile work environment" at the Sanctuary concluded that -- yes -- changes have to be made there.
May 22, 2017 - 7:00am
So the pope, the president, a Muslim and a Jew walk into a bar ...
May 20, 2017 - 9:30am
Recently, at a Broward Democratic Progressive Caucus event, newly minted Florida Democratic Party President Sally Boynton Brown declared that poor people didn't care about issues and voted based on emotions. According to the Miami New Times, she also declared that the best Democrats should hope for in Florida is a purple state.

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