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April 5, 2016 - 6:30pm
Green turtle hatchling
Environmental news in Florida rarely gives us something we can cheer. Finally, happily, an exception.
April 5, 2016 - 4:45pm
A glance at the March jobs numbers released last week suggests that the national economy is doing fairly well. Over 200,000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate was virtually unchanged at 5 percent.
April 4, 2016 - 7:15pm
If you heard west coast Florida "red tides" come from Lake Okeechobee discharges, you aren't alone. You're wrong -- but not alone. It's time to flush that misinformation down the hopper.
April 4, 2016 - 12:15pm
Trump foes are cheering Chris Matthews and MSNBC for setting the trap. They think they got what they most need: evidence that Donald Trump is “anti-woman."
April 4, 2016 - 6:30am
Card room and simulcast pari-mutuel wagering, Gretna
Sometime in June the Florida Supreme Court will rule on a lie.
April 4, 2016 - 6:00am
A new measure introduced by U.S. Reps. David Jolly and Gus Bilirakis, both R-Fla., that would postpone vital reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program, while well-intentioned, also would be bad for taxpayers and consumers.
April 2, 2016 - 9:00am
Need more proof of the League of Women Voters' liberal leanings? Have a look, as I just did, at the Florida chapter's "2016 Session: Capitol Report Wrap-up."
April 1, 2016 - 12:30pm
There’s a dreary predictability to the cycle of corporate child abuse funded by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).
April 1, 2016 - 7:00am
After dozens of contests featuring cliffhangers, buzzer-  beaters and a ton of flagrant fouls, we're down to the Final Four: Sanders, Clinton, Cruz and Trump. (If Kasich pulls a miracle, he'll get his own column.) The world wants to know: What are their foreign policies?
April 2, 2016 - 6:00am
Adam Putnam and Donald Trump
Donald Trump is presenting a major dilemma for Adam Putnam as he gears up to run for governor in 2018. 
March 30, 2016 - 8:30am
Carly Fiorina
Even while she’s insisting there’s no deal in place, buzz is growing that Carly Fiorina could wind up on the Republican presidential ticket as the running mate, provided Donald Trump isn’t the pres
March 30, 2016 - 7:00am
So what are we to do? This is a familiar question to opinion writers. Translation: You've told us what's wrong with everything -- and we agree.  But, what's the action plan?
March 29, 2016 - 10:00pm
In Greek mythology, Ajax is known as the guy who raped the prophetess Cassandra.
March 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
Thousands upon thousands of dead and rotting fish float belly-up in the polluted Indian River Lagoon, devastating indictors of the state's failure to control nutrient levels in one of the most bio-diverse waterways in the country.
March 29, 2016 - 6:00am
Good Lord. Control freaks in state government now have “protocols.” As I have done for 40 years, I called a legislative committee during the session to get some information for a column. They always have been good sources because they write the bills and do the research on them.
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