Florida bans doctors from asking patients is they own guns. They could lose their medical licenses if they do. State lawmakers buckled under pressure from the NRA. But the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals should overturn this First Amendment violation — and health hazard.
Florida settles a class-action lawsuit and should increase its financial support. This health program for low-income children gets minimal investment or oversight, and Medicaid providers are woefully underpaid.
House Democrats’ 25-hour sit-in and the Supreme Court’s deadlock highlight lawmakers’ dysfunction. Congress had shirked its responsibility by refusing to act on gun control, immigration reform or filling Antonin Scalia’s seat on the high court.
Republican lawmakers are sitting on their hands while Zika makes inroads here. President Obama has requested $1.8 billion to fight disease, which can harm pregnant women and their newborns. GOP lawmakers, however, are playing politics — again.
The shocking disparity in Miami -Dade between the haves and have nots — and how that imbalance will impact Miami-Dade’s financial future for us all — has rightly become a hot topic with local and civic leaders. Now, who’s going to take the lead and look for solutions?
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced high-level talks will take place to ease tensions with Venezuela’s socialist government. This came just hours after Kerry backed calls for a referendum that could force President Nicolás Maduro from office.
After Sandy Hook would have been the right time to talk guns. After Umpqua would have been the right time, too. Congress should unleash the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study gun violence. The NRA always argues rules a useless, but research shows that’s a useless argument itself.
Incredibly, the Pulse gaynight club shooting in Orlando is now the largest deadly shooting ever on American soil. President Obama has called it an “act of terror.” It was a despicable, bloody crime of hate targeting Florida’s LGBT commuty.
U.S. House calls on Germany to provide more funding, an overdue display of bipartisan consensus. South Florida lawmakers played integral role in making progress. But insurance companies should pay up, they are wrong to ‘run out the clock’ on aging survivors.
Florida’s attorney general asked Donald Trump for a campaign donation. After receiving $25,000, she dropped her review of complaints into Trump University. Quid pro quo? Who knows. But it smells — we need a federal investigation.
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee can’t rest easy yet. Hillary Clinton bears much of the responsibility for her high negatives. She needs to take seriously the email controversy that still dogs her campaign.
Donald Trump has displayed his racism — volubly — since he declared his candidacy. Now that they back him, Republican leaders’ professed discomfort now is a hypocritical, political decision gamble. In attacking a judge of Mexican heritage, Trump shows his disrespect for the rule of law.
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Chair Commissioner Jean Monestime talks about goals for the planning board, which is charged with transportation planning for the county with the Miami Herald editorial board.
MPO Chair Commissioner Jean Monestime talks with the Miami Herald editorial board
Diver escapes shark off Hilton Head
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