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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Cuban embargo has been an exercise of insanity

After more than 50 years of abject failure, the Cuban embargo is in the process of being lifted.

The original goal was to economically force regime change -- meaning get rid of Fidel Castro. The truth is, not only is Fidel still around but, nine U.S. presidents later, there are now two Castros in power.

Repeating the same action while expecting diff...

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Can schools really afford a 2-week paid vacation?

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. One way that you can tell is that the administrative operations at the school district have been shut down for the annual two-week paid vacation. The Henriquez Building is a ghost town as the administrators are off doing their Christmas thing, as are their counterparts in each of the schools.

You have to ask yourself: What busines...

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Monroe County takes lead on Gulf restoration funding

Recently, the Monroe County RESTORE Committee (made up of community leaders appointed by the county commissioners) considered projects to implement with money from BP's oil spill fines that will available via the RESTORE Act. Monroe County will soon receive $1.16 million -- and far more money should be available a few years down the road.

After reviewing proposals and listen...

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