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July 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
From his perches on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., weighed in on the decision by an international tribunal in The Hague regarding China’s claims in the South China Sea:
July 12, 2016 - 6:00am
(State Senator Maria Sachs today released the following statement. It is accompanied by copies of a notarized affidavit dated Jan.
July 11, 2016 - 11:00am
In case you haven't noticed, hypocrisy out there in Campaign Land keeps piling up and gets deeper the closer we get to actual voting. The latest candidate wielding a shovel and adding to the mess?
July 11, 2016 - 7:00am
America's economy has now slouched into the eighth year of a recovery that demonstrates how much we have defined recovery down.
July 8, 2016 - 5:45pm
(Editor's Note: The following letter addressed to U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio was written by a frustrated and emboldened executive director of the South Florida Water Management District determined to defy a "myopic" federal edict to flow more water into Lake Okeechobee on behalf of a rigid Endangered Species Act. The letter below went out Friday.)
July 8, 2016 - 4:00pm
Yesterday’s attack on the police in Dallas resulted in the deaths of five officers and the wounding of seven more policemen.
July 8, 2016 - 2:00pm
As leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) gather in Warsaw today, the NATO alliance is more essential than ever to U.S. and transatlantic security.
July 8, 2016 - 6:00am
Everglade snail kite
Because 10 endangered snail kites are nesting in the Kissimmee River floodplain, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has ordered a halt to the vital storage of 1.4 feet of river water north of Lake Okeechobee. 
July 7, 2016 - 7:00am
The report was so "seismic" -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan's word -- that Lyndon Johnson's administration released it on the Fourth of July weekend, 1966, hoping it would not be noticed. But the Coleman report did disturb various dogmatic slumbers and vested interests. And 50 years on, it is pertinent to today's political debates about class and social mobility. So, let us now praise an insufficiently famous man, sociologist James Coleman, author of the study "Equality of Educational Opportunity."
July 6, 2016 - 2:30pm
Rick Scott and algae in Stuart
Nobody is doing more for the Everglades or the problems in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries than Gov. Rick Scott -- and frankly, nobody gets less credit for it from the people who will benefit most. And the governor announced more Wednesday: his intention to propose additional funding in his 2017-2018 budget to help local communities deal with the fetid, algae-choked bodies of water in Martin, St. Lucie and Lee counties on a more personal basis.
July 6, 2016 - 7:00am
The progressive drive to broadly define and thoroughly eradicate political "corruption" has corrupted politics. But discord is not altogether pandemic in Washington, and last week a unanimous Supreme Court, in this term's most important decision, limited the discretion prosecutors have to criminalize politics.
July 6, 2016 - 6:00am
It's unfathomable to me that the Everglades Foundation can continue to claim “hypersalinity” is killing seagrass in Florida Bay -- proposing to “send water south” from Lake Okeechobee to save the bay.
July 5, 2016 - 12:00pm
For many parents, the realities of the Holocaust are so gruesome that we often wrestle with how early in our children's lives they should be exposed to the horrors that transpired across Europe's concentration camps and ghettos in the 1930s and 1940s.
July 5, 2016 - 7:00am
But of course Bill Clinton wants his wife to become president of the United States and make history as the nation's first female commander in chief.
July 5, 2016 - 6:00am
It seems odd to find heroes in the middle of a crisis that has no immediate solution.

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