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May 8, 2017 - 1:15pm
The Sunshine State continues to recover from the 2008 economic recession, which hit our housing market particularly hard. We can take a new tack and encourage continued upward movement by encouraging our government to adopt pro-growth policies that support our economy.
May 8, 2017 - 6:00am
Richard Corcoran and Joe Negron
The words "first, do no harm" should be embedded in every legislative swearing in. What a shame it's too late for the 2017 legislative session.
May 8, 2017 - 7:00am
Having bestowed the presidency on a candidate who described their country as a "hellhole" besieged by multitudes trying to get into it, Americans need an antidote for social hypochondria. Fortunately, one has arrived from Don Boudreaux, an economist at George Mason University's Mercatus Center and proprietor of the indispensable blog Cafe Hayek.
May 6, 2017 - 5:00am
With near unanimity, my never-Trump friends confess a sense of relief. It could have been worse. They thought it would be worse. A deep apprehension still endures but the international order remains intact, the republic still stands, and no "enemy of the people" has (yet) been arrested.
May 5, 2017 - 7:30pm
Talk about gaping omissions -- please, Miami New Times.
May 4, 2017 - 8:30am
Richard Corcoran is the date who tells you, "Buckle up, sweetcakes, I'm taking you to the best restaurant in town" ... then pulls over and hands you a ham sandwich.
May 4, 2017 - 3:00am
George Sheldon
UPDATED: Like a kid at summer camp, George Sheldon wants to come home.
May 3, 2017 - 8:30am
The Florida House yesterday overwhelmingly passed HB 1397, Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues’ bill on implementing medical marijuana.
May 2, 2017 - 5:15pm
Strong building codes matter. Florida learned this the hard way from Hurricane Andrew, and has since made its building code the strongest in the nation. But building code changes injected by special interest groups and rapidly churned-out code books threaten our state’s ability to keep its code the gold standard for safety and customization.
May 2, 2017 - 12:15pm
For five generations, my family has called Florida home and there is no place in these United States where I would rather live, work and raise a family. In addition to enjoying our great state’s rich natural history and unmatched landscapes, I have had the honor of getting to know many of you personally. From Pensacola to Key West, and all stops in between, I have had the unique privilege of meeting your families, hearing your stories and answering your calls. You have graciously welcomed me into your homes, invited me to share meals and memories. Your words and life stories have been edifying to me and helped shape my time in public life. As I approach the end of our shared journey, the impact, influence and inspiration you have provided cannot be overstated.
May 2, 2017 - 8:15am
The stool Gov. Lawton Chiles held up during his 1991 inaugural address
Poking the bear is always a bad idea, especially when he's bigger than you. Especially when his name is Rick Scott. And, dare I say it, especially when he's right.
May 1, 2017 - 7:00am
Donald Trump couldn't be more relieved than this columnist for the end of the blasted first 100 days.
April 30, 2017 - 10:00am
Dear Senator Baxley, About your statement that a Florida Slavery Memorial would "celebrate defeat" -- your opportunity to kill a tribute the entire Florida House voted for: There are those who are giving you the benefit of the doubt.  I'm not one of them.
April 28, 2017 - 8:00am
The following video is Rep. Katie Edwards' impassioned plea to Rep.
April 28, 2017 - 8:00am
Medical marijuana seems to be the topic du jour as the Legislature is getting ready for its final week of session.

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