Military Funerals Can Be A Model for Our Government

Recently I attended the military funeral service for one of my relatives. As I sat there quietly under a gazebo in the beautiful cemetery, listening to "Taps" playing through the trees, I found myself swelling with patriotism. Even with the sadness of the death that...

Media Coverage of The Charlie Hebdo tragedy

The mainstream media could not have handled coverage of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy worse if they sat around a conference room table and said, "How can we simultaneously insult the Muslim community, denigrate the work of the victims of a terrorist attack and set our...

Florida Politics Week in Review: The Cocaine Congressman

There’s nothing better than a Congressional cocaine bust to remind us that politics is back in full swing in the state of Florida! Here is a roundup of this week’s winners and losers as we start barreling toward the 2014 campaign season. Let’s start by...

Allen West Incites Threats Against University Students

Former Congressman Allen West issued a "warning" to Florida Atlantic University Students on his Facebook Page: if they continue their meetings and protests of his wife's Board of Trustee's Office, "...you will face me, the side of me that you do not want to see."...

Terry Jones Doesn’t Buy the Hate He’s Selling

"Terry Jones the man" does not actually believe that Muslims are "of the devil", and yet "Terry Jones the Pastor" dismisses the murders tied to his dangerous rhetoric as part of the cost of free speech. Separating himself from the consequences of his actions is how...

Protesters Greet Paul Ryan in Florida

As the motorcade for Rep. Paul Ryan traveled to an event at a Florida yacht club less than an hour from where the Republican National Convention will be held, dozens of protesters were waiting to greet him. Approximately sixty-five individuals gathered in...

5 Hard Truths — Florida Leaders Briefed on the Spill

Leaders of Florida business, politics and academia converged for a meeting in Sanibel and were briefed on the oil spill by representatives from the Oil Spill Academic Task Force (OSATF). Comprised of representatives from all institutions in the State...