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As politicians, especially those eyeing a new political office, are apt to do, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday made a big Northwest Florida tadoo of re-signing a Triumph Gulf Coast bill he’d officially inked into law on Friday. Surrounded by smiling business people and local and state politicians,...
Donald Trump is a lot of things, but he’s not Adolf Hitler. While perusing social media for news tips on a daily basis, we see a lot of nonsensical things. Many of them are political in nature. Most recently, photos of Adolf Hitler beside President Trump have caught our attention. “Fascism has...
Corporate shareholders are using their voting power to influence greater transparency by companies about the financial consequences of climate change. Big investors could turn out to be the environmental movement’s best friends in pressuring major corporations to address climate concerns. A...
One issue where most Americans — 76 percent of them — find common ground is the high price of prescription drugs. President Donald Trump campaigned on the issue and since his inauguration repeatedly has promised to bring drug prices down. Most Democrats and many Republicans in Congress agree. So...
Sometimes, Donald Trump seems to believe this job of his - being president — is just another game. “I get great intel,” he boasted to his Russian visitors to the White House last week. “I have people brief me on great intel every day.” As if to prove it, Trump then recklessly shared highly...
In the past four years alone, the state Department of Child Services has added 550 case managers and supervisors in trying to keep up with Indiana’s horrifying surge in child abuse and neglect cases. It hasn’t been enough. Even with the additional employees and increased funding, DCS has still...
We live in a complex, exciting and dangerous time when social media and 24-hour entertainment networks give everyone an open microphone. The potential benefits and pitfalls loom large. Free speech has never been put to a greater test. The most recent example of open mic derangement syndrome...
Compliments to the N.C. Department of Transportation, which has been planting red poppies along many of the state’s highways. The plantings — done in cooperation with Susi Hamilton and her state Department of Natural and Cultural Resources — are a subtle salute to the American soldiers who died...
It’s hard to imagine that any normal business, let alone meaningful reform, can move forward in Washington amid the daily distractions swirling around the Trump administration. Fortunately, GOP leaders vow to push ahead with an effort to overhaul the U.S. tax system for the first time in 31 years...
It’s hard to imagine that any normal business, let alone meaningful reform, can move forward in Washington amid the daily distractions swirling around the Trump administration. Fortunately, GOP leaders vow to push ahead with an effort to overhaul the U.S. tax system for the first time in 31 years...

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