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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Published Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Considering the rushed manner in which Florida jumped to a new state assessment for its public schools, it was no surprise that the rollout was fraught with problems. State officials need to acknowledge this and negate any consequences associated with its results.


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Published Sunday, March 8, 2015

Governor Rick Scott issued the annual State of the State address as the 2015 Florida Legislative Session opened in Tallahassee on Tuesday. The governor spent much time celebrating the good news but received valid criticism for completely ignoring pressing issues, the outlooks of which seemed not nearly as rosy.


Friday, March 6, 2015

Published Friday, March 6, 2015

The left is up in arms about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressing a Joint Session of Congress without coordination with the White House. Foreign dignitaries have addressed a Joint Session of Congress on dozens of occasions.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Published Thursday, March 5, 2015

In what can only be attributed to party-politics, Republicans in the Florida House have been holding up Medicaid expansion and more than $50 billion in federal funding for the 800,000 uninsured in our state. With much more suddenly at stake, Republicans in the Florida Senate (which passed expansion 39-1 in 2013) will have to do more to ensure that their party members in the house see the light.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Published Sunday, March 1, 2015

Many who witnessed last Tuesday's BOCC meeting can honestly say that they didn't feel the love. What one might have detected from the commission was instead their willingness to stereotype and trivialize those with opposing views, and belittle and insult anyone who challenges their actions. But commissioners may know not what they do. Indeed, they may be suffering from a classic case of "groupthink."


Published Sunday, March 1, 2015

For years, special interests in the communications sector have sought to pad profits by essentially creating fast and slow lanes for information to travel across the internet, and have successfully managed to use political polarization to muddy the issue. Before you complain about Net Neutrality being a big government takeover of the Internet, please, please, please take a second to understand the issue and what is at stake.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Published Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hollywood has come up with a new blockbuster entitled American Sniper. It has broken box office records, and not just for the blood and guts theme it might suggest. Rather, it has raised questions about whether ordinary citizens should march with patriotic fervor behind the decisions of our leaders to intervene in foreign lands, or whether foreign adventures truly enhance our security at home. As history and films tend to repeat themselves, Catch-22 and The Deer Hunter prompted similar reactions in moviegoers decades ago. At the third annual St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs, today through Saturday, we once again want our audiences to hear about issues critical to our collective future.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Published Sunday, February 22, 2015

Over the past two and a half years, the Manatee County School District has endured a seemingly endless scandal that began with an assistant football coach's inappropriate relationships with female students. The fallout revealed staggering incompetence in some departments and a reluctance to investigate even the most egregious accusations and systemic cronyism.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Published Thursday, February 19, 2015

Billions of environmental dollars are on their way to be flushed down into the ground with the dry-cleaning fluid, surface-water, wastewater and reverse-osmosis brine. Officials will tell us that there, deep beneath our feet, the people have an investment which will grow in the form of a water reservoir, hedging the cost for future water shortages. But it's more about funneling funds than culling water; more about bracing for skyrocketing water-fees than a cost-saving solution.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Published Sunday, February 15, 2015

This week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan confirmed he is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, should Marco Rubio run for President. While the temptation of higher office always seems to call, there are many reasons the Congressman might be better off staying put.

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Name Date
Lilian Gonzalez April 18, 2015
Donna Hill April 18, 2015
Roy Tunstall April 17, 2015
Robert Dekar April 16, 2015
Duward Bunch April 15, 2015
Tom Mobley April 8, 2015
Kay Anderson April 11, 2015
Kristine McGuire April 12, 2015
Donald Gifford April 6, 2015
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