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March 1, 2016 - 4:30pm
Welcome to The Dean’s List — an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida’s political achievers were (and weren’t) in the last seven days. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor’s or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.
March 1, 2016 - 7:00am
The "Super Tuesday" primaries may be a turning point for America -- and quite possibly a turn for the worse. After seven long years of domestic disasters and increasing international dangers, the next President of the United States will need extraordinary wisdom, maturity, depth of knowledge and personal character to rescue America.
February 1, 2016 - 7:00am
From the glee that the liberal media is expressing in its “news” stories and editorials about the state budget, you might think they are opposed to higher taxes.
February 29, 2016 - 2:00pm
As Super Tuesday fast approaches, I decided to take a look at the influence of marijuana on the voters in the “SEC” states.  
February 29, 2016 - 10:00am
As the race for the White House heats up, Armenian Americans across the country are beginning to look more closely at who will best represent their interests as president of the United States. For many Armenian Americans, the 2016 election cycle concludes a chapter in the worst administration on Armenian American issues in modern presidential history.
February 29, 2016 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's distinctive rhetorical style -- think of a drunk with a bullhorn reading aloud James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake" under water -- poses an almost insuperable challenge to people whose painful duty is to try to extract clarity from his effusions.
February 28, 2016 - 8:15pm
If you think Cuba is moving closer to democracy, I've got a swamp outside Havana to sell you. In the mind of Fidel Castro, it's just the opposite.
February 26, 2016 - 11:45pm
Early decoupling: Demolition of Calder's horse stalls in March 2015
Hope dwindled for Florida horsemen Friday after a revenue estimating conference on decoupling failed to address the economic impact of allowing many of the state's pari-mutuel facilities to close,
February 29, 2016 - 7:00am
Rick Scott and Donald Trump
After three wins in a row, Donald Trump looks like a solid favorite to win the Republican presidential nomination--and he could be looking to the Sunshine State to find a running mate. Earlier this week, Trump talked about what he would look for in an understudy on the ticket and, if he wins in November, as vice president. 
February 26, 2016 - 6:30am
Marco Rubio connected on at least half a dozen of his punches during Thursday night's GOP presidential debate, but none was more memorable than the one blasting Trump for hiring 200 undocumented Polish workers to build the New York City skyscraper that bears his name.
February 25, 2016 - 10:45pm
Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Marco Rubio
The gloves came off from the first question Thursday night as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz did what they knew they had to in this, the most tense and contentious GOP presidential debate yet. Cruz and Rubio went after Trump on immigration,  religious freedom, Obamacare, releasing tax reports, foreign policy and national security.
February 25, 2016 - 4:30pm
I have spent almost 25 years studying and writing about alimony as both a law professor and The John F. Schaefer Chair in Matrimonial Law at Michigan State University College of Law.  If I have learned anything during this time, it is that alimony is complex.  Reform can have unintended consequences and so should be the product of a careful, deliberative effort to understand and improve the law rather than a one-sided push to protect alimony payors by kicking recipients off the so-called “alimony gravy train.” 
February 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
It’s funny to me that the prompt on Facebook for posting says, “What’s on your mind?”
February 24, 2016 - 11:30am
After months of dismissing Donald Trump, many pundits are now anointing him with the Republican presidential nomination. I find this premature.
February 24, 2016 - 9:30am
Glenn Beck, Donald Trump and Wayne Allyn Root
Caught between the South Carolina primary and next week’s Super Tuesday contests, the Nevada caucus holds an odd spot in the fight for the Republican presidential nomination.
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