Opinion

Bad ideas flourish

One of the more unfortunate features of the 2016 presidential race is the way really bad economic ideas are coming to dominate the debate in both of the major parties. If any of these ideas get put into practice, the U.S. economy will continue the an...
Updated: 2 months ago

Don’t try to be mean to Hillary

It was the “excuse me” that echoed around Democratic politics. In their intense Flint, Michigan, debate, Bernie Sanders pointedly said to Hillary Clinton in the heat of one exchange, “Excuse me, I’m talking.” ...
Updated: 2 months ago

Scalia wasn’t all that strict

There’s no doubt departed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had a massive impact on American jurisprudence — unfortunately.
Updated: 2 months ago

Don’t laugh — yet

There was snickering here in Florida and around the country when the idea of Gov. Rick Scott as a potential running mate for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was floated last month. Then last week Scott announced he would not endorse an...
Updated: 2 months ago

Letters to the editor, March 2

Child marriage?
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Raising interest

According to the Associated Press, the number of Floridians registered to vote as Republicans has increased by roughly 82,000 since Jan. 1, to 4.27 million. Our reputation for political prognostication has taken a beating since we weighed in on the s...
Updated: 2 months ago

Senate should say no to Obama court nominee

According to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the future of the republic teeters in the balance. Unless the United States Senate bows to the will of President Barack Obama and approves his replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, everything...
Updated: 2 months ago

Marco Rubio: ‘Eyes wide shut’

Marco Rubio stumbled into the crux of the difference between Democrats and Republicans when he embarrassingly laid into President Barack Obama for “knowing exactly what he’s doing” — three times inside of six minutes and a fou...
Updated: 2 months ago

Global sponging

One of the factors opponents of action to combat what some believe to be environmental threats resulting in global climate change is the lack of agreement between predictions made by climate-change computer models and the things the models predict. O...
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Letters to the Editor, Feb. 17

Taxing thoughts
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