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  • Kingsley Guy: Legislative theater should produce some drama

    The Legislature is in session, which should make for some good political theater. Here are some thoughts on a few of the issues. Pension reform. Legislators should stiffen their spines, buck the public-employee unions, and eliminate Florida's defined-...
  • TSA reforms are urgently needed

    TSA reforms are urgently needed
    Now that the fury has quieted over those touchy-feely pat-downs and body scans, it's time to turn up the volume on how to truly reform airport security. The U.S. Travel Association, the tourism industry's key Washington lobbying group, did just that this...
  • The right's fraudulent fears

    The right's fraudulent fears
    Whenever you hear about a psychic being arrested, the natural question is: Why didn't she see that coming? Conservatives who raise dire alarms about what will happen in Barack Obama's second term face a similar problem. They need him to lose so their...
  • Constitutions Don't Kill Liberties, Liberals Do

    Constitutions Don't Kill Liberties, Liberals Do
    You have to give Liberals some props. Their tenacity in promoting the "progressive" point of view on issue after issue, over decades, is admirable if not neurotic. Take gun control for example, the lib position is that guns are only needed by police;...
  • So many of us are armed and we're not any safer

    So many of us are armed and we're not any safer
    It was just eight months ago when our cowboy-boot-wearing governor was urging Florida to be more like Texas in every way. We heard a lot of that from Rick Scott, who loves to show off his custom Houston-made boots emblazoned with "45th Governor."...
  • Furor hurts, mystifies family

    The Harris family's life began to unravel around dawn on the last day of August. R.J. Harris, who is 77, was in bed when a noise jolted him awake. Bam. What was that? Bam. It sounded like an explosion. Bam. The front door swung open and officers in...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Hard lessons with Michelle Rhee

    No one, it seems, is lukewarm about Michelle Rhee; she's a pass-fail figure, inspiring or polarizing. In the name of reforming public schools, the onetime Teach for America teacher, depending on your viewpoint, either trailblazed or bulldozed her way...
  • Voter ID laws uphold system's integrity

    Two recent bulletins place progressive outrage about voting rights in interesting perspective. Item No. 1: The latest "Pew Center on the States Report" found 24 million invalid voter registrations and nearly 2 million dead people still on U.S. voter...
  • Co-worker friending and cubicle dancing

    Co-worker friending and cubicle dancing
    If you're mad it's Monday, remember: Tuesday is just a Monday that has had an extra day to practice. (I'll give you a moment to think about that.) OK. As much as I'd like to be a philosopher, I remain a newspapery question-answerer. So, on to the...
  • Union bosses love taxpayers' wallets

    Union bosses love taxpayers' wallets
    What if lawmakers passed a bill that allowed two dozen hand-picked political insiders to fan out across the state and walk up to you and demand your cash? Not ask but demand. Got a problem? There is no passion in the demand, no anger, no urgency....
  • Look into my crystal ball for 2013 big news

    Look into my crystal ball for 2013 big news
    Thirteen is lucky. Or unlucky, depending on which hype you believe. I see 2013 shaping up to be a year just like any other with lots of highs, lows and plenty of wacky in between. My top predictions .... George Zimmerman will lose his "Stand Your...