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September 24, 2016 - 6:00am
I knew it the minute I read it. The Reason Foundation's report on the state of the nation's roads, released Thursday, is dead wrong.
September 22, 2016 - 7:00am
Technology has put powerful computers in billions of pockets, but an invention much more mundane than the smartphone -- the shipping container: a rectangular steel box -- also has changed the world. Because of it, two of today's preoccupations -- infrastructure and globalization -- are connected by a chain of events that began more than 60 years ago and today runs through Congress and to the wharves of Charleston's booming port.
September 21, 2016 - 7:00am
As the first presidential debate approaches, fists clench, jaws tighten and invectives giggle in anticipation.
September 19, 2016 - 11:30am
Hold on President Obama! We love you and all, but you stepped a little out of turn this weekend while giving your speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference annual Phoenix Dinner.
September 19, 2016 - 7:00am
At long last, Donald Trump has set himself free.
September 17, 2016 - 6:45pm
I am proud to have served as the communications director for the Florida Education Association -- the Florida teachers union -- from 1990 to 1992. That’s why I remain stunned and so saddened by the union’s misguided lawsuit to kill the successful corporate tax credit scholarship program.
September 17, 2016 - 6:00am
The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) 2017 proposal suggests potential increases for higher ethanol blends in gasoline.
September 16, 2016 - 7:00am
If you are the status quo candidate in a change election in which the national mood is sour and two-thirds of the electorate think the country is on the wrong track, what do you do? Attack. Relentlessly. Paint your opponent as extremist, volatile, clueless, unfit, dangerous. Indeed, Hillary Clinton's latest national ad, featuring major Republican politicians echoing that indictment of Donald Trump, ends thus: "Unfit. Dangerous. Even for Republicans."
September 16, 2016 - 11:00am
Did you know children should begin receiving thorough eye examinations by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist by the age of 3 to ensure their vision is developing properly?
September 16, 2016 - 6:00am
Remember the video of first-grader Kameria crying hysterically when she found out President Obama soon would be leaving office? Her grandmother, Caprina Harris, uploaded the video to Facebook and it went viral. Eventually, it was seen by President Obama and little Kameria and her family received an invitation to the White House to visit with the President and the First Lady.
September 16, 2016 - 6:00am
Here's a poll you won't see widely in Florida mainstream media -- because, frankly, the press is either in deep denial or it's looking for a way to smear it in lipstick. But here it is, released Wednesday by Gallup:  "Americans' trust and confidence in the mass media 'to report the news fully, accurately and fairly' has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, with 32 percent (of respondents) saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media."
September 15, 2016 - 7:00am
Documents inconvenient to the regime went into the Ministry of Truth's slits and down to "enormous furnaces." Modern tyrannies depend on state control of national memories -- retroactive truths established by government fiat. Which is why Russia's Supreme Court recently upheld the conviction of a blogger for violating Article 354.1 of Russia's criminal code.
September 14, 2016 - 6:00am
Pamela Goodman
I'm sorry, but the president of the Florida League of Women Voters doesn't get to brag about the organization's "integrity and credibility."
September 13, 2016 - 7:00am
America has had better weeks than the one just past.
September 12, 2016 - 4:45pm
With dozens of candidates seeking the job, finalists to run Florida's business-recruitment agency could be named later this week.
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