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  • Warren and Cruz: principled or polarizing?

    Who is the face of American liberalism? Who is the face of American conservatism? In Washington politics and on social media these days, the king and queen of "base" politics are two freshman U.S senators — Texas' Ted Cruz for conservatives and...
  • Katy Sorenson, president, The Good Government Initiative, University of Miami

    Katy Sorenson, president, The Good Government Initiative, University of Miami
    Last week: Organized librarians and Miami-Dade citizens convinced the County Commission to stop the ill-advised plan to gut the library system by cutting hours and librarians. Budget crisis averted, but [only] postponed. The fact is libraries are not just...
  • Kelley Shanley, president, Broward Center for the Performing Arts

    Kelley Shanley, president, Broward Center for the Performing Arts
    Last week: Madison Square Garden Co. said it is paying $125 million to create a new joint venture with artist management giant Irving Azoff. The new partnership will manage artists, develop digital media, produce television, and own music-publishing...
  • Mary Riedel, president, Women in Distress of Broward County

    Mary Riedel, president, Women in Distress of Broward County
    Last week: The 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our country was a day of somber remembrance, yet hopeful. It's estimated that some 35 million Americans participated in some type of service project on Sept. 11, which speaks to the spirit of our...
  • Anton DiSclafani discusses "The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls"

    Anton DiSclafani discusses "The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls"
    In "The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls," the much-buzzed-about debut novel by Anton DiSclafani, a teenage girl named Thea Atwell is sent from her home on an orange plantation in central Florida in the Great Depression to the camp of the title (once...
  • Little impact seen from suspension of clearance investigations

    Little impact seen from suspension of clearance investigations
    The Pentagon decision to suspend security clearance vetting for some defense contractors is likely to have little impact on either the Defense Department or private industry, officials from both said. On Friday, the Defense Security Service stopped...
  • Another needless death in America's long, failed war on drugs

    Another needless death in America's long, failed war on drugs
    Thirteen years ago, Cpl. Ed Toatley was working undercover for the Maryland State Police when he was murdered during a botched drug deal in Washington, D.C. Ed was a close friend of mine, and his tragic death Oct. 30, 2000, began my quest to end America's...
  • Keith Koenig, president, City Furniture

    Keith Koenig, president, City Furniture
    Last week: South Florida home sales rose in July to near peak levels and home values increased 28 percent in Broward County and 15 percent in Palm Beach County. We are now well into the next housing "bull market" and the implications for our economy are...
  • Glendale native honored by U.S. Navy

    Glendale native honored by U.S. Navy
    When Paul Ignatius first stepped aboard a Navy ship, he was anxious. Japan had already attacked Pearl Harbor and the war in the Pacific was going strong. Ignatius — a Glendale native who attended Mark Keppel Elementary School, Toll Middle School...
  • Jared Nickens commits to Maryland, giving Terps another shooter

    Jared Nickens commits to Maryland, giving Terps another shooter
    Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon believes that you can never have enough shooters. That philosophy was proven again Sunday, when rising senior swingman Jared Nickens orally committed to the Terps after taking a visit to College Park over...
  • Slim Whitman dies at 90; TV sales gave country singer new fame

    The down-on-his-luck singer sat on the steps of Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry, bemoaning the job he'd just lost at a radio station, when out walked country legend Hank Williams. The celebrated but troubled singer and songwriter, who had just been...