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Reform the Endangered Species Act by Respecting Property Rights

August 17, 2019 - 8:15am
The endangered Florida panther

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is the nation’s most popular and powerful environmental law. There has been much discussion (and disagreement) over whether the law is a success or failure. On the one hand, almost no protected species have gone extinct since the ESA was enacted. On the other hand, equally few species have fully recovered. In fact, less than 3 percent of protected species have achieved recovery.

So why have so few animals recovered under the ESA? Too little regard for property rights.

Media at It Again, Breathlessly, Senselessly Promoting Spree-Murder

August 8, 2019 - 7:15am
Part of CNN's "exclusive" El Paso mass-murder coverage

CNN and MSNBC are running non-stop, newsless murderer promos. ... This is the right time to remember the “Don't Inspire Evil” Initiative.

News outlets that feature and name mass murderers border on criminality. They don’t advance news, they encourage copycats. Reporters, editors and producers know this, they’ve seen it, they’ve been warned by police, doctors and their own watchdog agencies -- plus the criminals themselves tell them so. “But it increases our audience and revenues!” they cry (or silently admit). It could hardly be more despicable or corrupt.

Everybody Get It Now? Finally the Miami-to-Orlando Train-Boondoggle Is Fully Exposed

August 1, 2019 - 9:00am
Susan Mehiel

For five years, every financial and business plan from All Aboard Florida (Virgin Trains) has centered on their higher speed rail service taking only 3.15 hours from Miami to Orlando to compete with cars and planes.  That time frame allowed for only four stops: in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and the Orlando airport, requiring speeds of 110 mph and 125 mph on Phase 2.

Reduce Senior Healthcare Costs By Reducing Third-Party Payers

July 24, 2019 - 6:00am
Raymond Kordonowy, M.D.

American seniors are one of the biggest victims of rising healthcare costs and prescription drug list prices. While those aged 65 and older account for just 16 percent of the national population, they make up 36 percent of all health care spending. In Florida, where the senior population is one of the biggest in the country, healthcare reform that reduces these rising costs is especially needed.

DHS Gives the ‘Red Carpet’ to Middle Eastern Airlines

July 15, 2019 - 9:00am

Next time you’re waiting in your socks as your luggage is rifled through by security at the TSA checkpoint, you might reflect on how unchecked people and vehicles are getting through security in other parts of the airport. Our Corruption Chronicles blog exposes the disturbing facts.

The massive agency created after 9/11 to protect the nation risks security at U.S. airports by letting airlines impose expedited measures to keep traffic flowing, according to government officials interviewed by Judicial Watch.

The Power of the American Experiment

July 4, 2019 - 8:00am
Steven D. Anderson

For the past couple decades, my block has hosted a party to celebrate our nation’s birth, replete with all the typical summertime Americana: seed-spitting contests; red, white, and blue bicycle parades; a Batman bounce house (which is our contribution as the parents of two young boys). It’s a scene that plays out in neighborhoods across the country.  

This holiday unfailingly brings us together. But why? Why do fireworks and barbecues unite us in early July? Because we’re all different.

On the Battlefield or Here at Home, Highly Skilled CRNAs are Saving Lives

June 29, 2019 - 9:00am
Capt. Matthew Popejoy, MS, CRNA, ANC, USAR

As we Americans look ahead to a long Fourth of July weekend, this is often a time when the nation’s thoughts turn to the members of our military forces who have the responsibility to protect our precious freedoms. For me, this year’s holiday is especially meaningful, as I prepare to be deployed sometime this year in a very different and challenging role: as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA).

It’s 'Your Business' to Be Prepared for Hurricane Season

June 19, 2019 - 7:15am
Steven Finver

Hurricane Michael was a stark reminder of how quickly a hurricane can escalate. As the 2019 storm season begins, preparations should be under way not only for Florida residents, but businesses of every type and size.

Like homeowners, businesses must work to mitigate damage, and have a plan -- for business owners, many with networks of employees, it is critical to develop a disaster preparedness plan and to urge families to do the same.

'Sweeping Reduction' in 2018 Fuel Costs Helped Drive Up Florida's Tourism Numbers

June 18, 2019 - 7:00am

It wasn’t too long ago when gasoline here and nationwide was more than $4 a gallon and tourism agencies were handing out gas cards to offset fuel costs and entice out-of-towners to visit.

Things sure have changed.

Pump prices, despite the gradual bump in recent weeks, remain far lower than that historic figure, hovering below $3. Out-of-staters are no longer deterred from driving or flying to Florida for business or pleasure. And it’s paying headline-making dividends.

Government Regulations for Social Media that Censor Political Speech? No Thanks

June 17, 2019 - 7:30am

In recent weeks, social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have banned hate groups and controversial figures such as Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, Alex Jones of Infowars, and others. This resulted in a chorus of criticism from politicians (across the ideological spectrum), pundits, and the general public. The Trump administration even launched a website to allow users who have been suspended or banned from social media platforms to voice a their complaints about political bias.

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