A year ago environmentalists to a man/woman were blaming Big Sugar for the lion's share of Indian River Lagoon pollution, pooh-poohing the devastating effect of human waste leaking from the land. Actually, many of them still are. But times have changed. Florida rivers and estuaries have come under greater scrutiny. Now, through more concentrated scientific study, we understand what a threat septic tanks and faulty sewage pipes are to the quality of our waterways.
May 7, 2016 - 6:00am
May 6, 2016 - 8:15pm
I congratulate Donald Trump on securing his place as the Republican party’s presumptive nominee. There is no doubt that he successfully tapped into the deep sense of anger and frustration so many Americans around the country rightfully feel today.
May 6, 2016 - 4:00pm
"The two living Republican past presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, have no plans to endorse Trump, according to their spokesmen." So said the lead story in The Washington Post.
May 6, 2016 - 7:00am
Republican party leaders may have worried that Donald Trump would not only lose the general election for the presidency, but would so poison the image of the party as to cause Republican candidates for Congress and for state and local offices to also lose. Now they seem to be trying to patch things up, in order to present an image of unity before the general elections this fall.
May 6, 2016 - 6:00am
Just because Donald Trump is looking for a running mate doesn't mean the best GOP vice presidential candidates are wringing their hands in the parlor like a string of Victorian ladies-in-waiting.
May 5, 2016 - 1:30pm
Today we remember the lives of the six million Jews and millions of others who perished under the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. We also honor those who survived, and the brave heroes who stood up against hatred and brutality, often risking their lives to save others.
May 5, 2016 - 1:15pm
Small businesses create jobs and bolster our economy. But our tax code currently bases small business taxes on the income tax bracket of the small business owner, meaning some small businesses have a higher tax rate than big corporations, which have capped tax rates.
May 5, 2016 - 7:00am
When Shakespeare wrote the "truth will out," he must have had Ted Cruz in mind.
May 4, 2016 - 1:00pm
Liz Mair and Make America Awesome, the anti-Trump SuperPAC among the GOP faithful, penned this note Wednesday morning about the 2016 presidential race, addressing the movement's tens of
May 4, 2016 - 7:00am
The greatest failures of the past generation concern men, women and sex -- and there could not be two more awful representatives of what has gone wrong than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
May 3, 2016 - 1:45pm
Siberia? Nyet. Not this time. Not really. Florida delegates and alternates to the 2016 Republican National Convention have been assigned to one of two hotels located a 25-minute bus ride away from Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena -- the Embassy Suites Hotel Cleveland -- Rockside (primary hotel) and Courtyard by Marriott Cleveland Independence.
May 3, 2016 - 7:00am
The unexpected successes, forecast by almost no one 12 months ago, of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in winning 40 percent and 42 percent in Republican and Democratic primaries and caucuses is widely taken as evidence of raging discontent among American voters.
May 2, 2016 - 11:15am
If I were a Democratic donor, I'd want to know why CD 26 candidate Annette Taddeo -- the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's chosen one -- is allowed to bulldoze her way through cash when
May 2, 2016 - 7:00am
Donald Trump's damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. Republican quislings will multiply, slinking into support of the most anti-conservative presidential aspirant in their party's history. These collaborationists will render themselves ineligible to participate in the party's reconstruction.
May 2, 2016 - 6:00am
Last Thursday the trial court in Florida's Martin County let the infamous, anti-property-rights Martin County Commission members know that they can’t hide public emails behind private email addresses and think they will get away with it. One of those commission members -- a former judge, of all things -- failed to turn over emails regarding public matters to a property owner who requested them. The commissioner held the emails for years without turning them over, despite a legal requirement to do so.