BY STEVE BOUSQUET
Gov. Rick Scott on Monday ramped up an asphalt agenda, calling for more lanes on Interstate 295 in Jacksonville and millions more for airports and seaports.
BY THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
Hillary Clinton recently reignited the who-lost-Syria debate when she suggested that President Barack Obama made a mistake in not intervening more forcefully early in the Syrian civil war by arming the pro-democracy rebels. I’ve been skeptical about such an intervention — skeptical that there were enough of these “mainstream insurgents,” skeptical that they could ever defeat President Bashar Assad’s army and the Islamists and govern Syria.
BY MICHAEL PUTNEY
Why can’t political corruption prosecutors win convictions in South Florida? The U.S. Attorney’s office is 0-2 in recent months, failing to win guilty verdicts against mayors Michael Pizzi of Miami Lakes and Julio Robaina of Hialeah. Two big fish in the political corruption pool who are now swimming free.
In My Opinion
By Leonard Pitts Jr.
BY DOYLE MCMANUS
There are two words every president, including Barack Obama, hates to hear: “lame duck.”
ROBIN WILLIAMS’ DEATH
BY ANDREA BARROCAS GOTTLIEB
Just like a cold, suicide can be contagious.
BY JEANNE BAKER AND JULIA DAWSON
As with people, cities can learn from their mistakes or from the mistakes of others. The latter option is preferable. The recent events in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, Mo., can be instructive for any American city.
BY CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER
The Yazidis, 700,000 of them, are at risk of being murdered. The criminal militants of the Islamic State — that bloodthirsty entity that has suddenly emerged in the Middle East — have already killed several hundred. The number is not higher because the Yazidis fled and hid. The Muslims liquidate them and sometimes rape the women before slitting their throats.
BY EMILY MELLO
One child enthusiastically dives into a pile of colorful ribboned wires and begins to twist and bend them into different shapes, while a boy with his arms crossed stares down blankly. A teaching artist spots the pout and approaches him by putting a simple dome on the table and asks if he will help her to add to it. He reluctantly begins by curving one strip into a circle and soon his hesitation disappears.
BY MARY SANCHEZ
Americans had spent days watching round-the-clock coverage of the escalating tensions in Ferguson, Missouri when President Obama acknowledged that we are “deeply disturbed” by the situation.
BY CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
Convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or die.
RACE FOR GOVERNOR
BY HELEN AGUIRRE FERRÉ
Among the candidates running to lead the state of Florida, two share the title of governor and in a very real sense are both running for reelection. Democrat Charlie Crist and Republican Rick Scott are in a tight race which will likely be determined in Miami-Dade County.
BY PAULA DOCKERY
Americans are feeling cranky. Actually, they are angry, fed up, and discouraged. Depressed, even.
BY DOYLE MCMANUS
Every time President Barack Obama thinks he has succeeded in establishing restraint as the central doctrine of his foreign policy, a new outburst of chaos in the Middle East draws him back in. In Today it’s Iraq, where the president thought he had disentangled the United States, only to see a new threat arise in the form of the terrorist army of the Islamic State.
By JASON GREEN
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is currently implementing one of the most ambitious education initiatives of our time: a phased, one-to-one laptop and tablet deployment to 100,000 students.
CALL TO ACTION: CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVDE
By DAVID WILLIAMS
I was appointed to the city of Miami Gardens’ City Council in March 2011 and was subsequently elected councilman on January 2012. Since my appointment, I have been uniquely focused on improving the standard of education for the city’s youth and empowering their parents.
By FELECIA HATCHER
When I played basketball in high school, my coach Ms. Johnson would always tell the team, “We are only as strong as our weakest player, so it's important that everyone is comfortable with the ball.”
BY FRIDA GHITIS
One of the remarkable aspects of the war between Israel and Hamas and other Palestinian extremist groups in Gaza has been the degree to which Israelis stood together in almost complete consensus about the rightness of their country’s cause.
BY PAUL ANGELO
Child soldiers are the most helpless and most voiceless of the vast victim pool created by five decades of war in Colombia.
BY DANA MILBANK
The Republican Party has finally admitted what has been fairly obvious for much of the past six years: It produces fake news.