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Leonard Pitts Jr

‘Sorry your son’s real sick but … tough’

The contention of many Republicans is not that overtaxing is bad, but that all taxing is bad. And that amounts to a retreat from the very idea of a common good.

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Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen joined the Herald in 1976 and worked as a general assignment reporter, magazine writer and investigative reporter before starting his column in 1985. Follow @CarlHiaasen
Leonard Pitts Jr

Leonard Pitts Jr

Leonard Pitts Jr. won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2004. His column runs every Sunday and Wednesday. Follow @LeonardPittsJr1
Glenn Garvin

Glenn Garvin

Glenn Garvin spent nearly 20 years as a foreign correspondent and 12 more as the Herald’s TV critic. He is a 1975 graduate of Stanford University. Follow @glenngarvin

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Trayvon Martin's parents on decision not to charge Zimmerman with hate crime

A day after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced prosecutors would not charge George Zimmerman with a federal hate crime, Trayvon Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, held a press conference calling the decision 'very disappointing.' Fulton encouraged people to get involved in activism and fight injustice.
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Trayvon Martin's parents on decision not to charge Zimmerman with hate crime 1:32

Trayvon Martin's parents on decision not to charge Zimmerman with hate crime

Crowds demand end to stand your ground law at Trayvon Martin vigil 1:55

Crowds demand end to stand your ground law at Trayvon Martin vigil

Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen talk politics, Florida and a presidential bid at the Miracle Theatre 57:11

Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen talk politics, Florida and a presidential bid at the Miracle Theatre

81-year-old woman on a coffee run leads police on slow-speed chase 4:16

81-year-old woman on a coffee run leads police on slow-speed chase