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Marsy’s Law Brings Equity to Victims’ and Criminals’ Rights

October 17, 2017 - 12:30pm

Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) currently has before it a proposal called Marsy’s Law for Florida, which seeks to provide victims of crime and their families with constitutional protections equal to those afforded to the accused and convicted. As a former judge, I support this measure.

Richard Spencer and Antifa’s Viewpoints are Both Morally Repugnant

October 17, 2017 - 8:15am

With Richard Spencer coming to Gainesville later this week to speak at the University of Florida, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., who represents Alachua County in Congress, weighed in on Monday. Yoho said the following:

'Our Fellow Americans are Dying, and They Desperately Need our Help'

October 17, 2017 - 8:00am

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., took to the Senate floor and offered his observations from his trip to Puerto Rico which is still recovering from Hurricane Maria. Nelson’s remarks were as follows:

U.S. Policy in Lebanon Must Scale Back Hezbollah, Iranian Influence and Promote Security, Stability and Prosperity

October 12, 2017 - 9:30am

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee held a hearing on U.S. policy in Lebanon. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the subcommittee, opened the hearing with the following statement:

Florida’s Nursing Centers: Setting the Record Straight on Quality Care

October 11, 2017 - 6:00am
I always thought journalists were trained to avoid reaching a broad conclusion from just one specific example, no matter how shocking it may be.

National Anthem: Letter to NFL Owners

October 10, 2017 - 5:00pm

We live in a country that can feel very divided. Sports, and especially the NFL, brings people together and lets them set aside those divisions, at least for a few hours. The current dispute over the National Anthem is threatening to erode the unifying power of our game, and is now dividing us, and our players, from many fans across the country.

Florida Congressional Delegation Wants Additional $27 Billion for Hurricane Recovery Efforts

October 10, 2017 - 9:00am

Over the weekend, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio--led nearly all members of the Florida congressional delegation in urging the leaders of the Senate and House appropriations committees to provide additional resources for hurricane recovery efforts in Florida.

In Wake of Harvey, Irma and Maria, We Need Tax Reform for Small Businesses' Recovery

October 3, 2017 - 6:30pm

Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico have recently experienced complete devastation in some areas of the state due to severe hurricane damage and flooding. We are unfortunately all too familiar with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Each state continues to rightfully focus on safety, rebuilding and economic recovery efforts in order to get back on their feet.

The Opioid Disaster—Who Benefits?

October 4, 2017 - 6:00am

The opioid crisis in America is real, it is lethal and it may be killing the nice family that lives next door to you.

Put the Defense Department in Charge of Puerto Rico's Recovery Aid

September 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., urged President Donald Trump to put the Department of Defense (DOD) in charge of handling the logistics of distributing recovery aid in Puerto Rico as the island grapples with the crisis caused by Hurricane Maria. 

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