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June 5, 2015 - 7:00am
Many political debates in the upcoming presidential race will play out this way: The Democrat will offer "X for all," and the Republican will respond, "Do you have any idea how much that's going to cost?" That's the way nearly all political debates are engaged -- usually to the disadvantage of Republicans (and the public fisc). 
June 4, 2015 - 4:15pm
The Florida Legislature opened a special session Monday to decide on the state budget and debate how Florida should move forward in regard to our health care future.
June 4, 2015 - 11:30am
Former Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, launched a second bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday and that could spell bad news for former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla. 
June 4, 2015 - 7:00am
Is there any way to reverse the trend to ever more intrusive, bossy government? Things have gotten to such a pass, argues Charles Murray, that only civil disobedience might -- might -- work. But the chances are good enough, he says, that he's written a book about it: "By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission."
June 3, 2015 - 4:00pm
I Beg to Differ
Ten days to go and still no sellout for the Florida Democratic Party's lonely hearts club night out -- its annual Who-Dat Dinner, aka Leadership Blue Gala.
June 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
Journalists are supposed to be the most informed members of society. Nothing is supposed to get past the iron traps in their brains. So which one of these concepts sounds more like a brain cramp?
June 1, 2015 - 8:30pm
It seems like just yesterday we recovered from the deluge of political ads to hit the airwaves and our mailboxes.
June 2, 2015 - 7:00am
Baltimore is now paying the price for irresponsible words and actions, not o
June 1, 2015 - 10:00am
At Sunshine State News, we decided to celebrate the Special Session with a complete overhaul of our news site! Or so it would seem.   ... Fortunately for us, we had already started working on it months ago in anticipation of what we thought would be a prolonged timeline for legislative stories.
June 1, 2015 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON -- Several years ago, I heard Republican strategist Karl Rove give a most eloquent answer to a question about his faith, rendered here from memory:
May 29, 2015 - 11:15pm
WASHINGTON -- About a decade ago, a doctor friend was lamenting the increasingly frustrating conditions of clinical practice.
May 30, 2015 - 1:45pm
What to make of President Obama's interpretation of the Iranian leadership?
May 30, 2015 - 11:30am
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.
May 27, 2015 - 1:00am
Over the past year, I've been reading books inspired by the centenary of World War I, a war with horrific casualties painful to contemplate.
May 28, 2015 - 9:00pm
Education, innovation, infrastructure and quality of life are all key pillars making Florida’s business climate more competitive. 



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