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March 9, 2016 - 7:00am
It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment. Its extremely well financed favorite -- Jeb Bush -- never got anywhere with the voters in the primaries, and has already been forced out of the contest.
March 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
Want an unvarnished look at your Legislature in action? Revisit the saga of the $7 million police radios no law enforcement agency asked for but will get anyway.
March 8, 2016 - 10:15pm
Bernie Sanders, Mitt Romney and Donald Trump
The days between Super Tuesday and March 15 when delegate rich states like Florida, Illinois and Ohio cast their ballots have been packed full of nominating contests. All across the country, voters went to the polls from Maine to Idaho, from Puerto Rico to Hawaii. 
March 9, 2016 - 6:00am
Bernie Sanders
Florida, the largest swing state on the electoral map, will be on center stage next week as Democrats and Republicans vote in the presidential primaries.
March 8, 2016 - 11:15am
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently released his health-care reform plan by summarizing the problems of Obamacare that the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) has been warning of since 2009:
March 8, 2016 - 7:00am
Random thoughts on the passing scene: The presidential election prospects for the Democrats are so bad this year that only the Republicans can save them -- as Republicans have saved them before.
March 7, 2016 - 10:00pm
As a Republican voter, if I'm a South Florida Sun Sentinel reader, I am profoundly disappointed in my newspaper. 
March 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
I have been fortunate during my years in public service to see how government works from the bottom up, and from the top down. My seven years as a legislative aide in the Florida House of Representatives gave me great insight into the way statewide policy is developed. Yet my service as a member of the Miami Lakes Town Council has proven to me that the best government is the one closest to the people.
March 7, 2016 - 7:00am
I'm not a psychic, but I predicted in a story in May 2014 that Harris Corporation of Melbourne would attempt an end-run around a competitive bid process for a new contract for local and state law enforcement radios. And sure enough, that's what the Melbourne company did. And its less-than-honest methods got found out.
March 4, 2016 - 9:00pm
Patrick Murphy
These publicity-stunt "minimum wage challenges" the Democrats love to stage never work. Remember the legislators in Florida who tried last September to live on $8.05 a day but threw in the towel on the second or third day?
March 4, 2016 - 6:00pm
Florida has spent recent years building up its reputation as a business-first state that is dedicated to finding ways to promote company growth, create jobs and stimulate the economy.
March 4, 2016 - 7:00am
Mitt Romney made a compelling and urgent case for why the Republican Party's soul is at stake in this election cycle. And speaking of Romney, his experience in 2012 illustrates why those who are shrugging that it is too late to stop Donald Trump are mistaken.
March 4, 2016 - 7:00am
For 14 months, from November 2014 through January 2016, casino interests plowed more than $3.2 million into political parties and the campaign war chests of leading Florida legislators, starting with Joe Negron, president designate of the Senate -- but including dozens of others. All in the hope they would get bills passed to expand gambling in Florida.
March 2, 2016 - 1:30pm
About last night ...First of all, please note that while we’re hardly ecstatic about last night’s results, we are pleased with data we got back from the one state in which we played yesterday: Virginia.
March 2, 2016 - 12:30pm
The well-funded movement to medicalize marijuana spreading across our nation calls out for caution and restraint. Activists claim that marijuana is a safe medicine but de facto, it is evolving into a gateway for marijuana legalization. The claim conflicts with current science, with intelligent public health policy, with rigorous standards of the drug approval process, and with best practices of medicine.
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