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We are living in a time of increasing domestic tension. Some of it stems from the presidency of Donald Trump. Another part of it is various advocacy groups on both sides of the political spectrum demanding one cause or another. But nearly totally ignored is how growing government control ove…

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"I'm amused," Attorney General William Barr told CBS News' Jan Crawford, "by these people who make a living by disclosing classified information, including the names of intelligence operatives, wringing their hands about whether I'm going to be responsible in protecting intelligence sources …

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It is hard to listen to the news or read a newspaper without the hair rising on the back of my neck. The June 7th issue of the South Dade News Leader published a letter from Debbie Mucarsel-Powell regarding the detention facility for illegal immigrant children near Homestead Air Force Base r…

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“…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”

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In Homestead, there are almost 3,000 children being detained by a for-profit company simply because they are fleeing violence and extreme poverty in their home countries. Since I took office in January, I have visited the detention facility several times to make sure these children are being…

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With the wall stifled by Congress, President Trump has come up with a partial solution to illegals crossing our border…force Mexico to close off their southern border and stop aiding illegals to the U.S. border. His plan, a tariff on imports from Mexico has its pitfalls and merits.

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Political parties generally go unappreciated, even among those inclined to celebrate representative democracy. The Founding Fathers famously didn't like them yet found themselves forming them, not long after the First Congress assembled.

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When you send your youngster off to college, you might not mind that they will have to walk on eggshells, respect taboos, snitch on fellow students for politically incorrect jokes and learn to use ad hominem arguments as a means to attack ideas they find "disagreeable." If that's your prefer…

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The most powerful nation in the world rarely summons the will to say it is sorry. An apology from the United States, if it happens at all, can be decades, even centuries, in the making.

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There are many times in our fast paced, modern world when life can be quite overwhelming. We have pressing time schedules, financial challenges, threatening illnesses, relationship conflicts, car problems, just to name a few.

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The days are getting longer, the higher temperatures are here to stay, hurricane season is starting, and the school year is almost over. Whether you like summer or not, it is here.

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Presidential contenders are in a battle to out give one another. Senator Elizabeth Warren proposes a whopping $50,000 per student college loan forgiveness. Senator Bernie Sanders proposes free health care for all Americans plus illegal aliens. Most Democratic presidential candidates promise …

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Last Saturday, the stars were out on full display as NASCAR held the 35th annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Over time, all-star night has become one of the most anticipated events on the NASCAR schedule, producing some of stock car’s most exci…

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I have no love for left-wing, Hillary-promoting Hollywood producer and accused #MeToo villain Harvey Weinstein. Nor am I a fan of those who perpetrated the cop-bashing "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" fiction involving social justice martyr Michael Brown. But I do strongly believe that a grave injust…

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If you've been paying any attention at all to journalism in recent years -- maybe not a good idea, but if you have -- you surely have noticed those stories predicting, often with a certain relish, that the United States is about to become a majority-minority country.

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No matter what journey you take in life, it is inevitable that you will come across various roadblocks and obstacles. Whether it is things that pop up at work or at home, there is always a way to push through and make it to the other side of whatever stands in your way.

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Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University Richard Vedder's new book, "Restoring the Promise," published by the Independent Institute based in Oakland, California, is about the crisis in higher education. He summarizes the three major problems faced by America's college…

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Although I have spent a lot of time with you over the last couple of months, I can’t say that I know you well. Most of my time has been spent outside what they call an emergency influx shelter for unaccompanied migrant teens, right past the Air Force Reserve Base. But I have driven through y…

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This is in response to the op-ed by Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, May 10, 2019, pg 7A.

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The city of Homestead can be proud of a good many things: its friendly population, its institutions...Recently, I also found out that it is the proper place to bring your sick or injured pet. It has outstanding veterinarians but, particularly, I am thinking here of Dr. Teresa Tucci.

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Last week's column discussed Dr. Thomas Sowell's newest book "Discrimination and Disparities," which is an enlarged and revised edition of an earlier version. In this review, I am going to focus on one of his richest chapters titled "Social Visions and Human Consequences." Sowell challenges …

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When I lived in Ecuador, I grew up surrounded by vibrant life; beautiful exotic plants and animals that would make anyone fall in love with our planet. When I moved to Miami, I felt a similar appreciation and love for our unique ecosystems like the Everglades, and our stunning coastlines—are…

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When Martin Truex Jr. pulled his No. 19 car into Victory Circle following the rain-delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover last Monday, it was the third time he had done that in 27 career races at the Monster Mile.  For the 2017 MENCS champion who claimed the Ford EcoBoost 400…

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I was 27. The Loop, nicknamed for the ring of elevated train tracks which anchored Chicago’s downtown area, was less than a mile to my right as I walked out of OBM—the Olive Branch Mission—and toward Grant Park on Lake Michigan. The Chicago Stadium where Michael Jordan was shooting the light…

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After having Sunday off for the holidays a few weeks ago, NASCAR returned to action this past week at Talladega Superspeedway. The race was well worth the extra wait as the GEICO 500 delivered some of the most exciting racing this year.

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When you think of a prototypical athlete, most people immediately think of stick and ball sports such as football, basketball or baseball. Your mind sculpts an image of a tall, muscular individual who can accomplish almost any feat on the field of play – someone like Bo Jackson or LeBron Jam…

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Every once in a while an athlete comes along and alters a franchise or even an entire sport. These athletes are few and far between. They put up Hall of Fame worthy statistics, achieve feats that are rarely seen and propel their team into the playoffs year after year. Perhaps equally special…

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Despite 138 objectors and a Community Council that favors developers instead of giving respect to neighbors, was the outcome of last Thursday's Redland Community Council 14's zoning meeting. Residents of the Biscayne -288 St --McMinn --172 Ave area, were hoping for a favorable zoning decisio…

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In the first 100 days of the 116th Congress, we’ve been able to accomplish so much for our South Florida community – a community that I am proud to

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If one needed evidence of the gross ignorance of millennials, and their teachers and college professors, it's their solid support for socialism and socialist presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. Socialism has produced tragedy wherever it has been implemented. Last year marked the 40th…

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To prevent child abuse, we must understand it. That's why you'll soon see blue pinwheels and other signs that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The better we understand the long-term damage that trauma inflicts on children, the better we'll be at preventing it.

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If you watch any sport long enough, it’s inevitable that you will witness unthinkable moments and see upsets that are historic in nature. As we reach the pinnacle of the NCAA basketball tournament, March Madness is a time where we are more prone to see underdogs come out on top.

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In many ways, science and sports have always gone hand-in-hand. In traditional stick and ball sports, the practice of sports medicine and the understanding of the anatomy of an athlete’s body have helped athletes improve over time while allowing fans to comprehend sports in a different way.

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Some Americans have much higher income and wealth than others. Former President Barack Obama explained, "I do think at a certain point you've made enough money." An adviser to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who has a Twitter account called "Every Billionaire Is A Policy Failure" tweeted, "My …

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When I travel across South Florida, I listen to people’s concerns: quality health care isn’t affordable; student debt is crushing our economy; polluters can operate unchecked even when individuals are taking steps to reduce their own carbon footprint. South Floridians have been feeling that …

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As I sat at mass this past Sunday thoughts raced through my head like a runner sprinting to the finish line. I was listening to the homily but then I glanced around, and my mind just took off. Memories began to swirl in my head.

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As we continue through the month of March, I encourage you all to take some time out of your day and thank all of the women in your lives. For those of you who don’t know, March marks Women’s History Month on the calendar here in the United States. What originally began as a week-long honor …

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   On Valentine’s Day, I was scheduled for a sleep study at one of Baptist’s centers in Kendall.  My Pulmonologist wanted the study for two reasons; first, I have been on a CPAP machine since 2013 and it is slowly dying a slow death and second because I have lost a lot of weight and may not …

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In most sports, teams and athletes take part in preseason practices and games to get ready for the upcoming season. The preseason offers athletes a chance to fine-tune their skills and get into shape by the time the regular season rolls around. Essentially, preseason is used as a way to eval…

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Last weekend my children, son and daughter who are local, took me on an outing with the five grands who live here. So, after mass I drove up to Cutler Bay to my daughter’s home as I would ride with them.

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Frederic Bastiat, a French economist and member of the French National Assembly, lived from 1801 to 1850. He had great admiration for our country, except for our two faults -- slavery and tariffs. He said: "Look at the United States. There is no country in the world where the law is kept mor…

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We all love to travel. We look forward to getting away from it all and escaping. Oh what a great time you will have if only you can get there. Yes...if only....

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Last week in this space we looked ahead to commencement of the 2019 NASCAR season at Daytona International Speedway. Now, “Speedweeks,” which is comprised of many racing events at Daytona during the two weeks leading up to the start of the season, has come and gone with Sunday’s running of t…

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Ten states and Washington, D.C., have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Twenty-two other states, along with U.S. territories Puerto Rico and Guam, allow marijuana to be used for medical purposes. Let's examine some hidden issues about marijuana use. Before we start, permit me to s…

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It just cannot be. I cannot believe it. Surely this was an error on someone’s part! These were the words that ran through my mind this past week.