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  • Cynthia M. Allen: The president's State of the Union dream far from reality

    It's understandable, fitting even, that President Barack Obama should use his annual State of the Union address for a little self acclaim. After all, the issue of his legacy has kept him largely preoccupied since the day he entered office. But the...
  • Is tax reform doable?

    The responses to President Barack Obama's call for tax reform, which he outlined as part of his State of the Union address, might indicate that the probabilities for progress on a tax overhaul with the Republican Congress and Democrat White House are near...
  • Trudy Rubin: Foreign policy still a muddle

    If anyone still needed proof of President Barack Obama's reluctance to let foreign policy distract from his domestic agenda, he provided an excess in his State of the Union address. In the brief foreign policy portion of the speech, Obama revisited his...
  • Our regulation problem

    To say that Americans have a regulation problem is putting it lightly. For instance, the government is now setting the serving size of breath mints, and demanding 12-point type on clothing labels. It prohibits dog walkers from strolling with more than...
  • Jackie Selebi, corrupt South African ex-police chief, dies at 64

    CAPE TOWN Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison following his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64. Selebi died in a Pretoria hospital after being in an...
  • Three Senate Democrats join Obama in backing municipal broadband

    Three Senate Democrats join Obama in backing municipal broadband
    Responding to a push from President Obama, three Senate Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to revoke state laws that hinder local governments from getting into the broadband business. The Community Broadband Act by Sens. Cory Booker of New...
  • Make the choice clear to Iran: No deal means economic collapse

    Make the choice clear to Iran: No deal means economic collapse
    President Barack Obama and his foreign policy team worry that the long and so-far-fruitless talks on Iran's nuclear capabilities will collapse if Congress passes new, tougher economic sanctions on Tehran. The president pledged in his State of the...
  • Sewage spill on Congress Avenue closes lanes

    Sewage spill on Congress Avenue closes lanes
    A truck leaving a waste management facility leaked sewage onto a roadway on Friday morning, causing road closures as work crews from the cities of Boynton Beach and Delray Beach cleaned up the spill. It happened along a stretch of Congress Avenue near...
  • Tax relief for the middle class

    Following the Republican Party’s logic, we should be awash in jobs since the Bush tax cuts remained in place for a decade, President Barack Obama and Congress have already given additional tax cuts to most American people and interest rates are at a...
  • No-tip restaurant offers food for thought on employee wages, benefits

    No-tip restaurant offers food for thought on employee wages, benefits
    Customers to Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie might be in for a surprise when they read the note attached to their bills: "Tipping is not necessary." That's food for thought in an industry where servers depend on gratuities for the bulk of their pay....
  • Require budget cuts for disaster aid?: Front Burner

    Require budget cuts for disaster aid?: Front Burner
    The good news: Florida has enjoyed nearly 10 years of hurricane-free living. The bad news: Experts say that drought means ill winds soon will blow. Over that decade, Florida's population has grown, and more homes and businesses to cater to that enlarged...