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Where does the governor find his ‘right’ to infect others?

Dear Governor DeSantis: It’s very hard to understand what you’re doing about Covid-19, but I think I now see why you abort so many measures to control its spread. Let me know if I’ve got it wrong,…

Huh? Underline is to rapid transit as a fish is to a bicycle

Huh? Underline is to rapid transit as a fish is to a bicycle

As three planning committees this week begin to examine adding foot-and-bicycle-park Underline to the county’s six-corridor Smart plan to build vital rapid transit, our reaction is – huh? A 10-mile…

Let’s look again: What if we privatized the postal service?

Let’s look again: What if we privatized the postal service?

What if McDonald’s ran the post office?  I asked that 30 years ago in this column not as a real option but to compare a stumbling federal agency to an…

County competition drives down prices that taxpayers pay

County competition drives down prices that taxpayers pay

A new study of county bid and purchase preferences shows a mishmash of rules among four South Florida counties that freeze out bidders from across county lines – if you…

New transit chief must persuade public to get back aboard

New transit chief must persuade public to get back aboard

Miami-Dade’s new transportation chief, Eulois Cleckley, has a golden road to increase mobility without spending a cent on infrastructure. All he has to do is persuade more of us to…

Microsoft landing elevates business hub of Latin America

Microsoft landing elevates business hub of Latin America

Welcome news that Microsoft will open a 50,000-square-foot Brickell office is being hailed as a big step in a Miami tech boom, but it primarily elevates Miami as the business…

Don’t use public land as chips in closed-door poker games

Don’t use public land as chips in closed-door poker games

Notice how many big deals today involve private operators taking over public assets as profit centers for up to 99 years via closed-door negotiations. Public assets are a sacred trust…

Judge labels state mask bullying as ‘without legal authority’

Judge labels state mask bullying as ‘without legal authority’

One of the most ham-fisted efforts by a state to prevent the public from protecting itself is Gov. Ron DeSantis’ effort to bar mask mandates in the public schools during…

Jobs gains hopeful signals, but recovery will be a long trek

Jobs gains hopeful signals, but recovery will be a long trek

Miami’s economic recovery from the pandemic appears stronger even while the Delta variant of Covid-19 is exacerbating pain in our community. But all is not yet sunny. Monthly data from…

Should county be sound as a dollar or sound as a crypto?

Should county be sound as a dollar or sound as a crypto?

Talk about a paradox: one county effort aims to require all businesses to accept cash, while another probes whether the county itself should accept crypto payments. Back-to-back articles in Miami…

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