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May 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
Ken Pruitt
After six years as St. Lucie County property appraiser, Ken Pruitt -- longtime Treasure Coast legislator and former president of the Florida Senate -- has ended his re-election campaign and will not seek the Property Appraiser's Office in 2016.
May 20, 2016 - 7:00am
In his coquettish refusal to accept the Donald, Paul Ryan says he cannot betray the conservative "principles" of the party of Abraham Lincoln, high among which is a devotion to free trade.
May 19, 2016 - 1:00pm
Every week another job-killing, economy-stifling, Constitution-trampling regulation seems to come out from on high.
May 19, 2016 - 7:00am
"It's a suicide mission," said the Republican Party Chairman. 
May 19, 2016 - 6:00am
Sanders rally Tuesday night in Carson, Calif.
When the shoe's on the other foot, notice how badly Bernie Sanders wears it.
May 18, 2016 - 5:00pm
Democrats across Florida are probably wishing they’d never heard the name Ibrahim Al-Rashid.
May 18, 2016 - 7:30am
George P. Bush
Don't tell Texas the Bush dynasty is over. Polished, good-looking George P. Bush is mighty popular in the Lone Star State. Mighty popular, at least among Republicans.
May 18, 2016 - 7:00am
The New York Times proclaimed the results of its six-week "investigation" of Donald Trump's behavior with women on the front page of the Sunday paper. It discovered that Trump is kind of sleazy around women. The Times wants us to know this right now -- as opposed to six months ago -- when it's clear he will be the Republican nominee running against Hillary Clinton. 
May 17, 2016 - 7:00am
We must frankly face the fact that the front runners in both political parties represent a new low, at a time of domestic polarization and unprecedented nuclear dangers internationally. This year's general election will offer a choice between a thoroughly corrupt liar and an utterly irresponsible egomaniac.
May 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
Little Sisters of the Poor
If we are a nation founded on the principle that government will keep its hands off religion, how can we be a nation whose government orders Catholic nuns to violate their beliefs?
May 16, 2016 - 7:00am
John Quincy Adams, our greatest secretary of state (sorry, Hillary Clinton fans), thought that Cuba would inevitably become part of the United States. It hasn't, at least not yet, but two Cuban-Americans were serious presidential contenders this year.
May 16, 2016 - 6:00am
Dwight Bullard and Ana Rivas Logan
The Florida Democratic Party, for all its disdain for rich Republicans and the privileged "1 percent," is doing its best to find and run for office the wealthiest, best connected silver-spoon candidates -- even if they have to step over longtime party loyalists to do it.
May 16, 2016 - 6:00am
Most Florida voters have some vitally important choices to make in this year’s primary election in late August. Republicans and Democrats have some key choices to make, but some want to expand the voter pool.
May 14, 2016 - 7:00am
"No modern precedent exists for the revival of a party so badly defeated, so intensely discredited, and so essentially split as the Republican Party is today."
May 14, 2016 - 6:00am
Nonworking Ten Mile Creek in 2010
When the federal government hands you a lemon, it's like doing business with a shady used car dealer. Tough luck, buster.
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