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May 23, 2016 - 11:15pm
Now it's all coming out. After years of allowing virtually all the blame for Indian River Lagoon degradation to go to Lake Okeechobee discharges, suddenly state authorities acknowledge that millions of gallons of waste is pumped directly from municipal sewage plants into the lagoon system.
May 23, 2016 - 2:45pm
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy had himself another rough week last week.  Even he admits he’s “in a really bad place.”  
May 23, 2016 - 6:00am
You could say that it all depends on how you define "lie." Or, perhaps, that it's hell to have a public record.
May 23, 2016 - 6:00am
It got little attention last week, but one U.S. House vote passed Thursday is some kind of major victory for veterans fighting pain. 
May 21, 2016 - 7:00am
Because advertising is a barometer that often accurately measures America's psychological atmosphere, attention must be paid to this: From May 23 through the presidential election, Budweiser beer will bear a different name. Eager to do its bit to make America great again, the brewer will replace the name "Budweiser" with "America" on its 12-ounce bottles and cans.
May 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
Ken Pruitt
After six years as St. Lucie County property appraiser, Ken Pruitt -- longtime Treasure Coast legislator and former president of the Florida Senate -- has ended his re-election campaign and will not seek the Property Appraiser's Office in 2016.
May 20, 2016 - 7:00am
In his coquettish refusal to accept the Donald, Paul Ryan says he cannot betray the conservative "principles" of the party of Abraham Lincoln, high among which is a devotion to free trade.
May 19, 2016 - 1:00pm
Every week another job-killing, economy-stifling, Constitution-trampling regulation seems to come out from on high.
May 19, 2016 - 7:00am
"It's a suicide mission," said the Republican Party Chairman. 
May 19, 2016 - 6:00am
Sanders rally Tuesday night in Carson, Calif.
When the shoe's on the other foot, notice how badly Bernie Sanders wears it.
May 18, 2016 - 5:00pm
Democrats across Florida are probably wishing they’d never heard the name Ibrahim Al-Rashid.
May 18, 2016 - 7:30am
George P. Bush
Don't tell Texas the Bush dynasty is over. Polished, good-looking George P. Bush is mighty popular in the Lone Star State. Mighty popular, at least among Republicans.
May 18, 2016 - 7:00am
The New York Times proclaimed the results of its six-week "investigation" of Donald Trump's behavior with women on the front page of the Sunday paper. It discovered that Trump is kind of sleazy around women. The Times wants us to know this right now -- as opposed to six months ago -- when it's clear he will be the Republican nominee running against Hillary Clinton. 
May 17, 2016 - 7:00am
We must frankly face the fact that the front runners in both political parties represent a new low, at a time of domestic polarization and unprecedented nuclear dangers internationally. This year's general election will offer a choice between a thoroughly corrupt liar and an utterly irresponsible egomaniac.
May 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
Little Sisters of the Poor
If we are a nation founded on the principle that government will keep its hands off religion, how can we be a nation whose government orders Catholic nuns to violate their beliefs?
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