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June 30, 2016 - 7:00am
"See that little stream? We could walk to it in two minutes. It took the British a month to walk to it -- a whole empire walking very slowly, dying in front and pushing forward behind."      -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, "Tender Is The Night"
June 29, 2016 - 7:00am
Watching Hillary Clinton beaming sidewise on stage as Elizabeth Warren taunted Donald Trump brought the Wrigley twin ditty to mind: Double your pleasure, double your fun, with double good, double good, Doublemint gum.  
June 29, 2016 - 6:00am
Algae blooms are everywhere in Martin County. They lie like a blanket on the C-44 Canal, on the St. Lucie River, throughout the estuary, even at the beach.
June 29, 2016 - 6:00am
I recently read a column in Sunshine State News by Ed Dean, a statewide syndicated radio talk show host, in which he stated, “...since the announcement of the high-speed rail train project, All Aboard Florida (AAF) has been outflanked by its opponents when it comes to public relations (June 20, "AAF Gaining Steam, Opponents Losing It"). But on the legal front, AAF is winning the battle.”
June 28, 2016 - 6:00am
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is not the worst offender in Florida’s never-ending War on Open Government.
June 27, 2016 - 7:00am
The Leave campaign won the referendum on withdrawing Britain from the European Union because the arguments on which the Remain side relied made Leave's case. The Remain campaign began with a sham, was monomaniacal with its Project Fear, and ended in governmental thuggishness. 
June 27, 2016 - 6:00am
Martin County residents apparently need more things to be afraid of this summer. Sewage and other polluting runoff in their waterways aren't enough.
June 25, 2016 - 7:00am
If you turned on cable TV news Monday, chances are good that you caught Corey Lewandowski fibbing that he doesn't have a clue why Donald Trump fired him as his campaign manager. Of course he knows.
June 25, 2016 - 6:00am
Has anyone even read the bill that had Democrats staging a sit-in on the floor of Congress? "No district court of the United States or court of appeals of the United States shall have jurisdiction to consider the lawfulness or constitutionality of this section ..." It gets worse.
June 24, 2016 - 2:30pm
Recently, League of Women Voters of Florida President Pamela Goodman submitted an article advocating a ban on “assault weapons.” In the article she suggests Florida legislators pass a bill on the first day of session. Even though I will not be in Tallahassee in the coming session, my advice for Florida legislators is not to fall prey to the pandering, anti-gun rhetoric of this partisan organization.
June 24, 2016 - 7:00am
"I believe in an America always moving toward the future."      -- Hillary Clinton, June 21
June 23, 2016 - 7:00am
"There's an old adage about a vat of wine standing next to a vat of sewage. Add a cup of wine to the sewage, and it is still sewage. But add a cup of sewage to the wine, and it is no longer wine but sewage. Is this what Donald Trump has done to our politics?"      -- Martha Bayles, in the Claremont Review of Books  
June 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Marco Rubio
In politics, admitting you've changed your mind is not something most people like to do. But here it goes. 
June 22, 2016 - 8:15am
Maria Sachs, Arthenia Joyner and Gwen Margolis
It seems strange, and a little vexing, to hear so few Democrats lamenting the impending loss of so many spectacular women in their caucus -- some of the Florida Legislature's most significant figures.
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