Rules aimed at monitoring Florida lobbyist wither on the vine

When Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran convinced the House to pass ethics rules in 2016 that require lobbyist for local governments and other tax-funded entities to disclose their contracts, it was a victory for transparency. Finally, the public would see how much public money their local governments were spending to lobby the Legislature. A web page provided a one-stop resource for tracking such expenditures.

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Royal wedding

Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle in the most beautiful fairy-tale Royal Wedding. It was known as the “Wedding of the Century.”

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Gaza protestors

The protestors at the Gaza-Israel border should not to be confused with the peaceful, non-violent groups that were lead by Gandhi or Martin Luther King.


Region’s leaders need better science to cope with sea-level rise

What kept me up 20 years ago isn’t the same as what did 10 or even five years ago. Now when asked, I share my concern that while we have a very good handle on “global” climate science, the science we are conducting should be done in a way that’s more helpful to decision-makers who have to implement solutions at the local and regional level.


Wake up, South Florida! Speak up on sea-level rise

Sea-level rise is an economic imperative for South Florida, yet missing from the political agendas in Tallahassee and Washington. The Invading Sea media collaborative calls on South Florida citizens, lawmakers and business executives to demand government action.

Leonard Pitts on President Trump

Christian leaders are breaking faith, political leaders are sacrificing moral authority, average people are doing violence to decency and logic.
Justin Azpiazu / jazpiazu@miamiherald.com