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August 20, 2016 - 11:00am
Signs similar to this one have been banned in front of beachfront property in Walton County
Walton County's new blanket ban on signs on private beach property violates a retired couple's First Amendment free-speech rights, Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Christina Martin told me Friday.
August 19, 2016 - 7:00am
This week Russian bombers flew out of Iranian air bases to attack rebel positions in Syria. The State Department pretended not to be surprised. It should be. It should be alarmed. Iran's intensely nationalistic revolutionary regime had never permitted foreign forces to operate from its soil. Until now.
August 20, 2016 - 6:00am
President Benjamin Harrison
With Mike Pence becoming the latest vice presidential hopeful from Indiana and that state hosting an important Senate contest, it’s as good a time as any to ponder the only president the Hoosier State ever produced. 
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.

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