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December 7, 2018 - 1:15am
Paul Tash and Jeff Vinik
Curiously, the Tampa Bay Times recently started reporting the All for Transportation tax hike in Hillsborough County will raise $15.8 billion over 30 years -- while they consistently called it a $280 million per year, $9 billion tax before and just after the election.
December 7, 2018 - 2:00am
"When you strike at a king you must kill him," Ralph Waldo Emerson once said. Well, this year China tried to strike at President Trump for daring to launch a trade war with Beijing -- and missed the mark entirely.
December 7, 2018 - 6:00am
Tom Perez
Trust the chairman of the party that camped out like rock-show groupies in African-American churches to now accuse churches and their preachers of having too much influence on voters.
December 6, 2018 - 6:00am
Many of us are concerned for the future of our republic. American politics has devolved into a divisive, hyper-partisan battle in which we spend more time launching personal attacks than focusing on solutions that make a real, positive impact on our lives and communities. Better and smarter governance requires putting truth at the forefront.
December 4, 2018 - 5:30pm
Blaise Ingoglia
Blaise Ingoglia, 47, who lit up the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) with unprecedented achievement in two terms as chairman, announced Tuesday he will not seek a third.
December 4, 2018 - 10:45am
At the end of last week, retiring U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, held a hearing on U.S.
December 4, 2018 - 7:00am
Michael Cohen's guilty plea Thursday that he lied to Congress about Donald Trump's interests in building a Moscow tower comes as little surprise -- everyone attached to this administration seems to lie with ease. And yet it's explosive news in the carnival-kingdom of liars, crooks and thieves.
December 4, 2018 - 6:00am
If you follow me regularly, you know how critical I can be of politically charged bias in Florida's mainstream media.
December 3, 2018 - 7:00am
At the beginning of his long and well-lived life, George Herbert Walker Bush, who in politics was always prosaic, acquired, by way of a grandfather, the name of a British poet and priest (George Herbert, 1593-1633). He acquired much else from family inheritance.
December 1, 2018 - 6:00am
Brenda Snipes
Don't feel too sorry for Brenda Snipes. The already unlamented Broward County supervisor of elections, replaced Friday by Gov. Rick Scott, is leaving if not in a blaze of glory, certainly in possession of a fatter pension package than most career public servants will ever see.
November 30, 2018 - 7:00am
A Chinese scientist's claim to have created the first genetically edited babies has evoked widespread condemnation from the scientific community. "This is far too premature," one American genetic scientist told the Associated Press.
November 30, 2018 - 6:00am
Will Weatherford and Allan Bense kicking off "Rebuild 850"
Among all the charities appealing to your spirit of giving this holiday season, you might want to consider putting the Panhandle homeless and still-hurting victims of Hurricane Michael at the top of the list.
November 29, 2018 - 6:30pm
On Nov. 8, the South Florida Water Management District (District) Governing Board approved a land lease directed by state law. This action immediately terminated agricultural operations on 560 acres in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) and gave the District full control of land within the central footprint of the EAA Storage Reservoir Project.
November 29, 2018 - 3:45pm
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke on the Senate floor on Thursday to outline the path forward on the United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia following the murder of Washington Post Columnist Jamal Khashoggi. A full transcript of Rubio’s remarks is below: 
November 29, 2018 - 6:00am
During the first full week in October, public power electric utilities across the United States join to celebrate Public Power Week. It is typically filled with events and activities that help customers and stakeholders learn about the benefits of being part of a public power community. This year, Public Power Week took on a whole new meaning as Hurricane Michael -- just 2 mph shy of a Category 5 storm -- barreled toward Florida’s Panhandle.
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