Helping homeless kids

Homelessness is currently a hot topic in Miami-Dade as the city of Miami and the county’s Homeless Trust heatedly squabble over the best way to deal with hardcore cases downtown.


Fix our roads

Congress has a chance this week to provide a strong boost for America’s badly deteriorating infrastructure, but only if a promising solution worked out in the U.S. Senate prevails over a short-sighted fix passed by the House earlier this summer.


Deal with the Seminole Tribe

The state of Florida is playing a disrespectful hand in not sitting down with the Seminole Tribe to discuss the pending expiration of a lucrative portion of the 2010 gambling compact. That agreement authorized the tribe to conduct banked card games such as blackjack at its casinos; the pact also called for negotiations in advance of that expiration.


Miami turns away free art

It’s baffling when an opportunity arises for taxpayers to benefit from the generosity of a wealthy investor and art patron – and the city of Miami acts like it doesn’t care.


Reduce harsh sentencing

President Obama took on one of the nation’s long festering and most neglected problems last week when he visited a medium-security federal prison in Oklahoma to highlight the enormous moral and financial cost of excessive sentences for nonviolent offenders.


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