Last week, the General Services Administration, or GSA, finally announced what Pensacola residents have known for years: that the area's federal courthouse is an unhealthy work environment and that its occupants must be at least temporarily relocated. This decision is the right one, but it is long overdue....
The state is not doing its job to protect consumers from health insurance rate hikes. After passing up billions of dollars from the federal government for the state to expand Medicaid, Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled Legislature callously enacted a new law that, in essence, prevents the state’s...
Daytona Beach News-Journal, Gainesville Sun
By now we have all heard the reports that some veterans have died needlessly because of long waits and delayed care at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country. One such published report says mismanagement in Columbia, S.C., led the VA's inspector general to review practices there. And...
Tampa Bay Times
Among our fellow Floridians, our neighbors, there are roughly 764,000 low-income people whose misfortune is compounded by the fact they are without health care coverage. The meager amount of money they do earn makes them ineligible for both Medicaid, the federal government's health insurance program for...
Some Republican congressmen who supported the recent U.S. government shutdown got so burned that economists and corporate CEOs, their natural constituency, have been warning them: The people don’t want that again. Don’t you think this is why we were able to reach a bipartisan agreement on a budget deal...
The governor of Florida is making it abundantly clear he will stop at nothing to sabotage the new federal health care law. In doing so, he's putting at risk some of the very residents he was elected to serve. Earlier this year, the governor decided to sign legislation that eliminated the Florida insurance...
Tampa Bay Times, Sun Sentinel, Miami Herald
The governor of Florida is making it abundantly clear he will stop at nothing to sabotage the new federal health care law. And in so doing, he's putting at risk some of the very residents he was elected to serve. Earlier this year, the governor decided to sign legislation that eliminated the Florida...
U.S. News & World Report
Based on the evidence I have seen, there is no doubt that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime used chemical weapons and slaughtered innocent civilians, including 400 children. The question now facing America – and all civilized nations – is will we stand by and allow this dictator to use weapons of mass...
Fifty years ago Wednesday the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and shared his dream with the world. As we pause to remember that iconic moment in our nation’s history, we should reflect on all the progress our country has made since the slain civil rights leader...
Want to place blame for the sequester and budget stalemate that is adversely affecting an untold number of Americans? I think it’s the rigid, partisan ideology in Washington. The members of Congress have failed to put aside their political differences and find common sense solutions to our nation's most...