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With civil discourse scarce, McCain becomes role model

With civil discourse scarce, McCain becomes role model

Don’t you yearn for the days when you could discuss current issues with friends and neighbors without having to either guard your words or cover your ears? This isn’t just…

Leave Maidique name on main FIU campus and move on

Leave Maidique name on main FIU campus and move on

Florida International University’s trustees are to meet Sept. 5 on the Modesto Maidique Campus. Without shifting seats, they might end up on the University Park Campus. In the interim, trustees…

Miami strong mayor would walk slippery tightrope as king

Miami strong mayor would walk slippery tightrope as king

Some Miamians are resisting the drive by freshman city Mayor Francis Suarez to grab vastly more power by creating a strong mayor job for himself. Frankly, his personal power grab…

Crew of mobility cooks hunting for compatible ingredients

Crew of mobility cooks hunting for compatible ingredients

We have plenty to complain about in slower Miami-Dade mobility, but those pains aren’t due to any lack of government concern or effort – at least, not a current lack.…

Double-deck bus idea is appealing, but pitfalls are apparent

Double-deck bus idea is appealing, but pitfalls are apparent

No silver bullet will blast away Miami-Dade’s growing mobility barriers in a flash, though all commuters are “expert” in not only what’s wrong but how to fix the mess now…

Don’t let Dolphins’ bonanza reopen business bidding war

Don’t let Dolphins’ bonanza reopen business bidding war

Miami opens purses for sports so freely and so often that it was no surprise when the county last week granted the Miami Dolphins up to $71 million to build…

Jai-alai in Edgewater would lead to casino complex in Omni

Jai-alai in Edgewater would lead to casino complex in Omni

Few are saying so, but civic leaders’ objections to a gambling incursion on downtown’s north edge must be more about what will follow than about a tawdry jai-alai fronton and…

It takes guts to keep developers off city golf course’s turf

It takes guts to keep developers off city golf course’s turf

“No guts, no glory” is something ex-soccer star David Beckham understands. Miami commissioners should too when it’s time to preserve the city’s patrimony of greenery. Mr. Beckham is the front…

Simple vote on rail study makes lots of stops along the line

Simple vote on rail study makes lots of stops along the line

A single vote due this week encapsulates six interrelated concerns in getting Miami-Dade County to serve us all better. The resolution before the Chairman’s Policy Council seems straightforward: it would…

County walks away empty-handed from a nourishing buffet

County walks away empty-handed from a nourishing buffet

At a buffet we often overeat. We see so much that’s tempting that we overfill our plates. But if we think of the review of Miami-Dade’s charter as a buffet,…

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