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Spending Cuts Unavoidable

July 9, 2009

Governing a state is a tough job in the best of times, and when the economy takes a plunge as it did during the past year, it can border on the impossible.

  • Race may not matter as much as inexperience

    April 9, 2008

    Racism is a fact of life in the United States. Anyone who denies it is living in a dream world. But, so is anyone who denies the enormous progress made in addressing racism.

  • Gov. Charlie Crist Deserves an "A"

    January 6, 2008

    Leading a state during the best of times is a difficult task, but look at what Gov. Charlie Crist inherited when he took office 12 months ago: Windstorm insurance rates that were going through the roof; a property tax revolt; a housing boom turned bust; a slowing economy and dwindling tax revenues.Despite all these problems, most Floridians are surprisingly upbeat. That's due in no small measure to the leadership of perpetually optimistic Crist, who deserves credit for his efforts to forge consensuses on vital issues.

  • Faith has a place in the public sector

    December 23, 2007

    In looking over the literature of those seeking the presidential nominations, I found this:"A sense of proportion should . . . guide those who police the boundaries between church and state. . . It is doubtful that children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance feel oppressed or brainwashed as a consequence of muttering the phrase 'under God'; I certainly didn't.

  • Spending cuts needed

    November 11, 2007

    I've been thinking about buying a flat-screen TV for the bedroom. It's in the budget. But I've also been feeling pain in a couple of molars when I bite down hard. Unfortunately, it's probably time for root canal work, but that isn't in the budget.I have several options.

  • It would be a disaster

    October 28, 2007

    Want to compound the economic problems Florida faces because of the troubles in the housing market? Then establish a state personal income tax, and turn an economic downturn into a financial disaster from which Florida might never recover.

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