Editorials

Ground Zero for climate change

The headline on a Herald front-page story last week nearly says it all: Florida leads nation in risk to property by climate change. The report measures the state’s vulnerability in dollars-and-cents and finds, not surprisingly, that we’re Number One. But not in a good way.

Editorials

Keep the Cuban trade embargo

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Miami today — and reports are that she’s going to tackle Miami’s Cuban exile community’s historic third rail question: Should the 50-plus-year-old U.S. trade embargo on Cuba be lifted?

Editorials

This time, get the map right

Put this in the win column for Sunshine State voters and taxpayers: The Florida Senate saw the handwriting on the wall and decided this week to give up the fight over redistricting.

Editorials

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.

Editorials

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.

Editorials

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.

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