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  • Don't hold your breath waiting for the state legislature to fix Florida's cockeyed Stand Your Ground law. The National Rifle Association owns too many of the Republican lawmakers who could end the madness

  • Doug Varrieur likes to shoot. Problem is, it's 25 miles to the range, where they charge $45 an hour. What's a gun enthusiast to do? Lucky for him, Varrieur lives in Florida. Just erect a makeshift range in the back yard and fire away. It's perfectly legal

  • The Miami Dolphins long-term future in South Florida may be in jeopardy after the Florida Legislature rejected funding for the team's home at Sun Life Stadium

  • In Florida, not much is asked of the lieutenant governor. It's a sham job, devoid of responsibility. Your typical day is spent attending dull functions that the governor chooses to avoid. Unless you end up like Jennifer Carroll

  • Governor Rick Scott was one of those tea party stars whom voters believed had the courage of his convictions to block The Affordable Care Act. But recently, Scott made an abrupt about-face, embracing a three-year expansion of Medicaid coverage

  • Rick Scott campaigned for governor on the promise of running Florida like a big business, but the one big business -- Citizens Property Insurance Corp. -- that Florida actually runs is out of control

  • Even in a state of perpetual sleaze, some dirty deals stink more than others. The most recent is a weird little law approved last spring that allows the South Florida Water Management District to enter the commercial billboard business

  • South Floridians are accustomed to the sight of blue-jacketed federal agents swarming a doctor's office and marching out with boxes of files. Normally this is unpleasant news for the doctor. But it's even worse news for Senator Bob Menendez

  • In a campaign season where lying has become a centerpiece political strategy, there is no greater lie than Florida's Amendment 8

  • Bill Internicola had to show his papers. He received a letter informing him that he was not a United States citizen; however, he was registered to vote. So Internicola had to prove he is an American

  • Another tight presidential election, another Florida voter purge. This time, Republican Gov. Rick Scott's appointed secretary of state, Ken Detzner, is targeting suspected noncitizens

  • After less than two years in Congress, Rep. Allen West has raised $15 million to get himself re-elected. That's a mountain of money, but you'd need every dime if your job was to make West look like a calm, responsible person

  • Here's all you need to know about the Miami Dolphins' outrageous scheme to publicly finance renovations at Sun Life Stadium: Donald Trump thinks it's a great idea

  • It burns -- I tell you this from experience -- to realize people have judged you by a lower standard, especially when you had the ability to meet the higher one all along. So this 'interim' cannot end soon enough

  • The oddest thing about Florida's new state law to punish companies that do business in Cuba is not that it is an election season gimmick to win Cuban-American votes. It's that it would actually help Cuba's dictatorship

  • The story of American democracy has been the expansion of voting rights to more and more citizens. Yet now, conservatives linked to the Republican Party are systematically seeking to constrict the vote

  • There are an estimated 244,000 Venezuelans living in the United States, up from about 91,000 in 2000, a year after Chavez took office. Perhaps more interestingly, a majority of these Venezuelans are highly educated

  • The bad news is that Florida screwed up another big election. The good news is that it doesn't matter this time. By now, Floridians have stoically accepted our laughingstock role in the Electoral College