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February 11, 2016 - 7:00am
As the results of New Hampshire's primary were coming in Tuesday night, some commentators on Twitter were jubilant about the "disruption": that is, the victories of an inane socialist demagogue and a foul-mouthed nationalist demagogue and what they represented to the "establishment." Yes, mobs are disruptive. Madame Defarge enjoyed a good shakeup herself.
February 11, 2016 - 2:00am
Incredible, isn't it, that Florida, the one state a needle exchange program is needed most, doesn't have one?
February 10, 2016 - 7:00am
The morning of the New Hampshire primary, Donald Trump, being interviewed on "Morning Joe," said that he would welcome his "friend" Michael Bloomberg into the presidential race.
February 10, 2016 - 7:00am
Florida horsemen are screwed. Only a miracle can save the $1.2 billion Florida horse racing industry they represent. Not a single savior emerged Tuesday.
February 9, 2016 - 9:45pm
Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
New Hampshire voters went to the polls on Tuesday to vote in the first presidential primary. The stakes were high on both sides as candidates maneuvered for position.
February 9, 2016 - 8:30pm
Florida’s successful Contraband Forfeiture Act is under attack in the state Legislature -- and taxpayers have the most to lose.
February 9, 2016 - 11:45am
Andrew Gillum
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum might not be running for Congress this year but he is clearly aiming for something higher down the road. 
February 9, 2016 - 9:15am
The latest public health panic is over a disease most Americans (even doctors) have never heard of. Zika virus disease (ZVD) is carried by the same mosquito, Aedes aegypti, as other Third World diseases, including dengue and chikungunya.
February 8, 2016 - 5:30pm
For me, writing a story is like painting my living room. If I'm careful, if I lay down plastic, apply tape to the baseboards and crown molding, undercoat first and carefully apply the best paint I can find, it's probably going to make me feel pretty good. But when I cut corners, skip any of those steps, I make a terrible mess.
February 8, 2016 - 9:00pm
Never underestimate the ability of the legal class to find new ways to extract money from the insurance industry – and indirectly from the consumer.
February 8, 2016 - 1:00pm
Welcome to The Dean’s List — an Ed Dean-style look at which Florida’s political leaders and issues made the grade and who didn’t. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor’s or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.
February 8, 2016 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON -- The reigning idiocy of the current political season is the incessant tossing around of "establishment," an epithet now descending into meaninglessness. Its most recent abuse is by Donald Trump supporters rationalizing his Iowa defeat with the following consolation: If you tally up Trump and Ted Cruz (and throw in Ben Carson), a whopping 60 percent of the vote is anti-establishment!
February 6, 2016 - 10:30pm
Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Marco Rubio
While much of America was getting ready for Super Bowl Sunday, the Republican presidential hopefuls made their last appeals to New Hampshire in a debate on ABC Saturday night. It might be snowing hard in the Granite State, but the debate was often heated as candidates maneuvered to attract voters and explain their positions.
February 5, 2016 - 1:30pm
Most recently, many health insurance providers have drastically restricted Medicaid Managed Care networks throughout Florida. Those restrictions are forcing patients to leave their trusted pharmacist and go to a pharmacy their health plan chooses for them. Such unnecessary restrictions limit consumer choice, restrict healthy business competition and prevent access to community pharmacies.
February 6, 2016 - 7:00am
Marco Rubio
The stakes are high as Marco Rubio takes the debate stage on Saturday night in New Hampshire even if he does not look well poised to win Tuesday’s primary. 
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