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May 27, 2016 - 7:00am
As someone who believes that excessive partisanship and Balkanization is poisoning our politics, I have tried to view Hillary Clinton as something other than the ghoul she is portrayed as in conservative circles. No accusation against her is considered too outlandish to gain assent in some precincts of the right: Vince Foster was murdered. Clinton covered up a cocaine smuggling operation in Arkansas. She assassinated Kathleen Willey's cat. 
May 27, 2016 - 6:00am
Rick Scott's Degrees to Jobs Summit wowed state college trustees, but I have to tell you, state college trustees certainly wowed me.
May 26, 2016 - 7:00am
Women, lamented Hillary Clinton in an April 2014 tweet, make just 77 cents on the dollar to men. As a presidential candidate she has repeated that lament again and again, updating the numbers, in line with government statistics, to 78 cents in July 2015 and 79 cents this year.
May 26, 2016 - 6:00am
People often ask Gallup, "Are millennials really that different?" The answer is yes -- profoundly so. Millennials will change the world decisively more than any other generation.
May 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
According to reports, Berta Soler, the iconic leader of the Ladies in White, has been arrested and charged with bogus crimes, and stripped of her ability to travel.  
May 25, 2016 - 7:00am
University of Missouri at St. Louis criminologist Richard Rosenfeld has had "second thoughts." Like many academic criminologists, he had pooh-poohed charges that skyrocketing murder rates in many cities in 2015 and 2016 result from a "Ferguson effect" -- a skittering back from proactive policing for fear of accusations of racism like those that followed the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014.
May 25, 2016 - 6:00am
Stephen Ross, Miami Dolphins and Will Weatherford
"Super" news -- best news of Tuesday, in my opinion: NFL owners voted in spring meetings in Charlotte, N.C. to return the Super Bowl to South Florida. The 2020 biggest game of the professional football year has been awarded to the Miami Dolphins' stadium.
May 24, 2016 - 1:15pm
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., testified before the House Judiciary Committee calling on it to support the impeachment of  Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen. His opening statement follows:
May 24, 2016 - 7:00am
This is the season of college Commencement speeches -- an art form that has seldom been memorable, but has increasingly become toxic in recent times.
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.
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