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Alexandra Pisano


How Close Is Too Close?

Alexandra Pisano | Posted July 10, 2012

The surgeon saved your life. Do you hug him to say thank you?

What if your doctor gives you a grim diagnosis? Would you want his arm around your shoulder?

Do you let the nurse who delivered your healthy baby hug you?

Edward Flattau


National Parks: Rational Access

Edward Flattau | Posted July 10, 2012

Two time-worn sayings come to mind in relation to merchants' complaints that the National Park Service is unfairly reducing public access to popular destinations in its system. The sayings are: do not "kill the goose that lays the golden egg" nor "lose the forest for the trees".

The destinations at...

David J. Cross


What Would the White House Cost if it Were in Your Backyard?

David J. Cross | Posted July 10, 2012

Last week, Movoto asked The Koitz Group to estimate the value of the White House. The boutique real estate firm came back with a list price of somewhere between $110 and $115 million -- just for the building and its 132 rooms. This didn't include any of the...

Wray Herbert


Myopic Misery: The Financial Cost of Sadness

Wray Herbert | Posted July 10, 2012

Nobody likes to feel bad. Sadness saps our energy and motivation. Melancholy wrecks our health and invites disease. Misery leaves us -- well, miserable. Yet many experts believe that these negative emotions have an upside, that they clarify our thinking and foster more deliberate and careful decision making. Some even...

Joanna Popper


Open Letter to the Miami Radio Stations

Joanna Popper | Posted July 10, 2012

Dear Miami Radio Stations,

Why have you not played any Beastie Boys songs since MCA died May 4? Is it because Pitbull didn't work with them? It has been six days and I have not heard one song, mention or "4 and 3 and 2 and 1 word up" on...

Sandra A. Grossman, Esq.


Reward for the Oppressor -- Injustice for the Oppressed?

Sandra A. Grossman, Esq. | Posted July 10, 2012

How often does a Supreme Court justice admit to doctoring criminal trials and sending innocent people to jail? That's exactly what happened on April 18 when former Venezuelan Justice Eladio Aponte Aponte told a Miami TV Station that he received orders directly from President Chavez to utilize his...

Anthony Gregory


Let Them All Stay -- Amnesty, Now

Anthony Gregory | Posted July 10, 2012

Senator Marco Rubio has proposed letting young illegal immigrants stay in the United States legally. This is seen as an alternative to the Democrats' DREAM Act, although supporters of the latter welcome the Rubio plan as a way to reinvigorate the agenda of immigration reform.

Romney has...