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Powerhungry Superintendent Teaches Bad Civics Lessons

Let's hope a judge gives Miami-Dade Public Schools students a vital civics lesson this week. The superintendent should get the same lesson — and a reprimand.…

Bullets Start Flying In Gunfight At The Stephen P Clark Corral

Why is anyone surprised or angry that Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez is starting to use the guns voters slipped him in the Jan. 23 strong-mayor election?…

Negotiations For Baseball In Our Time Ignore The Basics

As county and Miami city officials debate where to dig a money pit in which to fling hundreds of millions for Major League Baseball, they're wrestling with the wrong questions.…

Wow A Thoughtful Proposal To Probe County To Its Very Core

The best tool yet devised to repair and reshape Miami-Dade's governance is in the eager hands of Katy Sorenson, who intends to ask the other commissioners to put it to…

Electing Specialists In Government Is Too Much Democracy

How much democracy is too much? We're about to find out.…

More Lessons From Chicago Sell Off The Countys Names

Chicago's city hall was a model when Carlos Alvarez successfully campaigned to increase his powers and become Miami-Dade's strong mayor. Now, Chicago offers him another lesson: how to fill the…

Thanks For The Great Report Card From Toplevel Graders

We just got the report card you sent us — results from Miami Today's readership survey. You gave us a batch of A's, for which we're thankful, and some important…

Government Warms Up For Wild Pitch On Baseball Stadium

It happens every spring: As baseball season nears, the first pitch is thrown to build a ballpark.…

How To Win Battle Over County Control Without Firing A Shot

Miami-Dade commissioners fighting a rear-guard battle against newly minted strong mayor Carlos Alvarez can exert real muscle next week when they OK a review of the county's charter.…

Congress Needs To Dig Up The Money To Dig Out The River

This county would be screaming bloody murder if the Port of Miami were forced to operate at only half-capacity and for only part of the day even at that restricted…

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