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Obamacare's master of false assurance

A core competency of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is issuing false assurances.
Published: 04/04/14

We need to balance security and speed

Life used to move slowly. We raked our leaves, cooked our supper, dialed our telephones and shopped along Main Street. Today, we blow our leaves, microwave our dinner, text our friends and click to add to our shopping cart. Convenience trumps deliber...
Published: 04/04/14

Slow unwind

We weren't surprised by the report last week that there is likely to be no immediate relief for people who have had their Federal Flood Insurance Program rates go through the roof. Given the massive mess the flood insurance program has become, it won...
Published: 04/02/14

Letters to the editor, April 2

Right to decide
Published: 04/02/14

Difference between disrespect, ogling

I begin with an apology: I'm not sure yet for what, but having been a male for seven-plus decades, I do know — when treading into women-stuff territory that some might say I have no business treading into, it's always best to start out seeking ...
Published: 04/02/14

We let bad guys dominate Latin American

Last month, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, announced that the Quadrennial Defense Review reflects the realities of a tired and broken U.S. military incapable of stopping escalation by our enemies. There goes deterrenc...
Published: 04/02/14

Schools teaching personal finance OK with me

It's almost never a good idea when the Legislature starts noodling with the requirements for a high school diploma — and by “noodling with” I mean “adding to” — as if Tallahassee owns some sort of blessed insight r...
Published: 03/28/14

No place for discrimination by religion

The current ploy by right-wing Christians to impose their beliefs on the rest of you, as exposed in the current case before the Supreme Court, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and an associated case, is their insistence that unless they get thei...
Published: 03/28/14

Performance must matter in university funding

The Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System, is working with the Legislature and the governor to secure additional dollars for higher education through a model known as “performance funding.” ...
Published: 03/28/14

Putting a white hood on Paul Ryan

What incorrigible racist said the following?
Published: 03/28/14

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