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Soccer debate: It’s not ‘What site?’ but ‘Why get involved?’

Soccer debate: It’s not ‘What site?’ but ‘Why get involved?’

Debate over which prime waterfront land to yield to an outside business for a soccer stadium should be recast as a far more logical question: why is government involved at…

Mayor needs to bar more giveaways to Marlins owners

Mayor needs to bar more giveaways to Marlins owners

The Miami Marlins are in their third season in a stadium that cost the public $3 billion. And the county is in its third year of challenging what Marlins owners…

Get on track to battle Miami-Dade’s Economic Enemy #1

Get on track to battle Miami-Dade’s Economic Enemy #1

It’s time to declare Miami Dade’s traffic nightmare Economic Enemy #1. It’s even worse than the outflow of bright young people, the tightness of capital for entrepreneurs, the lack of…

Bad bet: Slot machines don’t pay off for government, either

Bad bet: Slot machines don’t pay off for government, either

Slot machines were a bad bet. A county study issued this month for a key slots backer proves it. Revenues the county expected from slot machines at tracks and frontons…

Economy a fleeting shield in the attack of the mega-casinos

Economy a fleeting shield in the attack of the mega-casinos

It’s not just the struggle for a new state compact with the Seminole Tribe that shields us today from assault by the top guns of global casino owners. Momentarily protecting…

Art museum’s rapid success a step on road to greatness

Art museum’s rapid success a step on road to greatness

How heartening was our report last week that the new Pérez Art Museum Miami has shattered projections, welcoming more than 150,000 visitors in four months. That’s a resounding success in…

Beyond the glitz, soccer stadium at seaport an unlikely goal

Beyond the glitz, soccer stadium at seaport an unlikely goal

We’ve now been treated to the glitz and glitter of a soccer team in search of both tax money and a stadium. The glitz is the stadium drawings, the glitter…

Taxpayers, businesses losers in bid preference legislation

Taxpayers, businesses losers in bid preference legislation

Should businesses be bled to death, slowly poisoned, or nibbled to death by ducks? And by what margin should government overpay for goods and services? Don’t laugh: we’re offered those…

Our foreign policy belongs to Washington, not county hall

Our foreign policy belongs to Washington, not county hall

We have formally set ourselves against the government of Venezuela, condemning its violence, supporting its opponents, urging immediate diplomatic acts against its leaders and encouraging the US ambassador to the…

Convention center plans appeal, but nagging doubts costly

Convention center plans appeal, but nagging doubts costly

Our two-track route to better convention facilities won’t make us a top-tier meeting site. We can live with that, but not with doubts about just when better space with linking…

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