HB 959 is not a "trade bill," it's a procurement bill, legislation that defines who we Floridians want to profit from building our highways, bridges, structures and public-service contracts.
How come Tallahassee doesn't ban contracts with companies doing business with China, too? Why just Cuba and Syria? Silly question, because with a Chinese ban, virtually no businesses could do business with Florida governments.
Republican governors Rick Scott of Florida, John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin all turned down available Federal funds. California's governor is happy to take the money to build a system linking Los Angeles and San Francisco but it's become tied up by routing and funding disputes.
Math and science students deserve our support. But does that mean that we should abandon the study of philosophy, the history of art, or the analysis of society and culture? Is public higher education a place for skill acquisition or is it space for teaching young people how to think?
We gather at noon in Bayfront Park in Miami this Tuesday for many reasons, but the cause is the same: a system that has completely dropped any pretense of serving the people it represents. If you've had enough of this madness, join us.
It is said April is the cruelest month and certainly this April Florida Governor Rick Scott landed the cruelest act, vetoing funding for rape crisis c...
The parties must come together to create a positive business environment, with established and common sense rules, a reduction in bureaucratic induced burdens, and the removal of uncertainty and ambiguity that comes from arbitrary and radical policies.
There is no doubt that the healthcare system in America needs a decent overhaul. There are excellent programs in place (Medicare, Medicaid) to help, b...
We're supposed to be exploring every conceivable alternative for turning the domestic economy around. So why are Republicans, at state and federal levels, waging a rhetorical, legislative, and administrative War on Education?
None of us would want to have our job performance judged on an outcome that we don't really control. But that's where teachers now find themselves.
Miami residents seem to be more interested in a one-night stand than an actual commitment, and who can blame them? For a city over a hundred years old, Miami is just starting to show its first signs of acne and a cracking voice.
Why is it when we continue to elect both Republicans and Democrats in statewide elections, the Florida legislature is dominated by a one-party rule? Simply put, gerrymandering.
The Daily Show has done the best journalism to date on the growing trend of opportunistic lawmakers introducing legislation to drug test people who receive unemployment benefits.
These four Republican candidates are forgetting that they have one big common enemy -- Barack Obama and his 'liberal' government.
If Santorum does very well in Iowa, I plan to send him money, and suggest that millions of others do too. Why? Because the country desperately needs to "have it out", to have a clear choice about alternative futures and to choose one.
There are two clear sides in the health care wars, and when the Republicans like Rick Scott and the insurance companies win, America's seniors and families lose.