Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Why I turned my back on Betsy DeVos

We had known that Betsy DeVos would speak; we had opposed her selection soon after it had been announced. Over 50,000 students, alumni, and others signed a petition expressing emphatic objections.

Op-Ed

Rod Rosenstein saves the Republican Party from itself

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate President Trump’s ties to Russia rescues Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and other GOP leaders from their own cowardice in refusing to demand more accountability from Trump.

Op-Ed

College pays off, but not like it should

More and more degrees that represent less and less learning make having a degree not so much a sign that one possesses valuable skills and knowledge, but rather make it so that not having one is a red flag suggesting you have some sort of deficiency.

Op-Ed

Forget transparency, we’re in the dark

This year in Tallahassee, House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Senate President Joe Negron, secretly cooked up the most important pieces of the $82.4 billion budget with little input from most other legislators and certainly not the ooey-gooey public.

Op-Ed

Trump is a truth-teller, after all

Invariably, President Trump contradicts statements from his communications team and other officials, and blurts the truth. As counterintuitive as it seems, Trump is a truth-teller among spinmeisters.

Op-Ed

Peace talks could dilute Hamas’ power

Mati Steinberg, an expert in Arab affairs at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, says, “Hamas knows that, contrary to its position, the majority of the Palestinian public supports in principle a settlement [with Israel] on the lines of the Arab initiative, provided that such a settlement is possible.

Op-Ed

We fought Big Sugar and we, and the Everglades, won

Goliath was Big Sugar and its armies of lawyers, lobbyists and politicians. David was the scientists, hydrologists, wetland experts, engineers and citizens who knew that Big Sugar was polluting the Everglades and blocking the natural southerly flow of water from Lake Okeechobee.

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Miami poet Richard Blanco's tribute to Orlando: 'One Pulse — One Poem'

The Orlando shootings at a gay nightclub hit home with Miami poet Richard Blanco, best known for his poem ‘One Today’ delivered at President Obama’s second inauguration. Here is Blanco’s poem for Orlando.
Miami poet Richard Blanco's tribute to Orlando: 'One Pulse — One Poem' 4:16

Miami poet Richard Blanco's tribute to Orlando: 'One Pulse — One Poem'

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Bill Cosby and team hope for impartial jury in sex assault trial

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Sea lion pulls girl off the dock and into the water

Trump's visit to Israel praised by Rivlin and Netanyahu 4:20

Trump's visit to Israel praised by Rivlin and Netanyahu