Opinion

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: 3 months ago

Letters to the editor, March 2

Child marriage?
Updated: 3 months ago

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: 3 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: 3 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: 3 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
Updated: 3 months ago

Don’t confuse leaders with military reality

In the blink of an eye, we’ve gone from opening combat jobs to women to Republican presidential candidates endorsing registering women for a draft. Hide your daughters — our deluded and cowardly political elites are a clear and present da...
Updated: 3 months ago

Proposed abortion laws endanger women

Safe, legal and rare. That was how President Bill Clinton described his vision for abortions. I don’t know just how rare they are — there were about 977,000 abortions in 2014, down from approximately 1.36 million in 1996, or one for every...
Updated: 4 months ago

Turning the page on America’s chronic disease crisis

After rising steadily for decades, U.S. life expectancy has flat-lined for three consecutive years, according to a report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study also finds that chronic conditions like heart disease, ca...
Updated: 4 months ago