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Trumpcare’s a killer: Diaz Balart and Curbelo don’t care

Trumpcare’s a killer: Diaz Balart and Curbelo don’t care

Backers of Trumpcare don’t care whether you live or die. Add two south Florida names to the list of the members of Congress who don’t care: U.S. Representatives Mario Diaz Balart and Carlos Curbelo. Both voted this past week to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a bill nobody knows for sure what it stands for.

And the rich keep getting richer

And the rich keep getting richer

The news is that Jeffrey Loria will soon sell the Miami Marlins. The buyers are a team of investors put together by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and retired Yankees great, soon to be in the Hall of Fame, Derek Jeter. The Bush-Jeter group will pay $1.3 billion for the baseball team.

Some ask why more people don’t vote

Some ask why more people don’t vote

Why are voters participating less and less in our democratic process? People are in fact fed up with lying and cheating politicians whose only interest seems to be themselves. Are there solutions for the problems of bad leadership? One is to do the opposite of what many decide when they get sick of what’s happening.

Ros-Lehtinen to face challenger(s) next year

Ros-Lehtinen to face challenger(s) next year

Now there are two. Scott Fuhrman was the first to announce his intention. And this week Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez also informed that in 2018 she plans to challenge south Florida’s longtime member of congress from District 27, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

‘A time comes when silence is betrayal’

‘A time comes when silence is betrayal’

50 years ago last week, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech at the Riverside Church in Harlem against the war in Vietnam that may have sealed his fate. Known as the ‘Beyond Vietnam’ speech, this may be one of his least known, but possibly his finest. Dr. King, a man who rarely spoke with the help of the written word, read this speech — because of its importance.

Our dishonest president

Our dishonest president

In much less than the first 100 days of his presidency Trump has managed to lie his way into creating a state of unrest in the United States not seen since the days of Richard Nixon. An editorial from the LA Times tells it perfectly. It ends by stating, rightfully: “Everybody has a role to play in this drama.”

Eight years of Republican bluster and bluff fail to undo Obamacare

Eight years of Republican bluster and bluff fail to undo Obamacare

Eight years. That’s the amount of time Republicans had to come up with a better plan to replace the one President Barack Obama presented and passed. Instead, the Affordable Health Care for America Act — from here on in known as the first version of ‘TrumpDoesn’tCare’ — went down in flames last week.

Poor Little Marco

Poor Little Marco

The junior senator from Florida is in a bind these days. Nobody seems to want him — in their office buildings. We’re already at two — offices in Tampa and Jacksonville — who have told Rubio they will NOT be renewing his contract. Maybe his hypocrisy-laden past has come back to haunt him.

Ileana, Marco, Curbelo and Mario: Crippled Trump enablers

Ileana, Marco, Curbelo and Mario: Crippled Trump enablers

Pretend for a minute that we’re back to 2013 and President Obama has just won his second term in office. The news media is saturated with the strong possibility that several Obama administration operatives, including more than one member of his cabinet, have been colluding with the Russians. Miami’s Cuban republicans would be up in arms and demanding investigations.

Miami is not a sanctuary city, writes judge, but America is a sanctuary country

Miami is not a sanctuary city, writes judge, but America is a sanctuary country

In a ruling rebuking the cowardly performance of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez and nine county commissioners, Judge Milton Hirsch sided with the basic rights of a human being and declared that Miami-Dade violated the U.S. Constitution when it agreed to imprison undocumented immigrants slated for deportation.

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