No doubt the tide has turned on the South Florida luxury real-estate market. Just look at downtown Miami, Brickell, Wynwood and Midtown. Once again, the state bird is quickly becoming the construction crane.
Don’t be fooled by Gov. Rick Scott’s phony lawsuit against the federal government over Medicaid expansion. It’s a politically inspired grandstand play that utterly fails to protect the interests of the people of Florida.
As politically unpalatable as it may seem, the Obama administration’s decision to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism is an inevitable bow to reality. Cuba remains a repressive, one-party police state, but it no longer exports subversion throughout the hemisphere as it did when the Reagan administration placed it on the list in 1982. At the time, Cuba was actively engaged in supporting the FARC guerrilla movement in Colombia, among other terrorist groups. That’s what got it onto the list in the first place.
Granted, it’s not the massive overhaul promised at the start of Florida’s legislative session and, unfortunately, lawmakers remain stingy with the funding. However, advocates for mentally ill Floridians say that a handful of significant bills has sailed through both chambers.
Less than four months after it was announced that the United States would begin thawing relations with Cuba, the two sides are moving quickly to reestablish full diplomatic relations. But when it comes to human rights, Havana’s regime still appears frozen in time.