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Miami’s open-door history reveals the best path forward

Exactly 125 years ago in a grimy pool hall on our nation’s frontier a new city was born: Miami. Each concert hall at the Arsht Center today holds six times as many people as lived here…

Miami doesn’t want third world feeling of 15-year-old taxis

Miami doesn’t want third world feeling of 15-year-old taxis

In a community whose number-one industry is visitors, what’s the first impression we give our guests? Often it’s the taxi that takes them from Miami International Airport to wherever they’re…

Causeways deal or not, Bear Cut Bridge must be replaced

Causeways deal or not, Bear Cut Bridge must be replaced

Today we are acutely aware of structural safety. That’s why we must act now to replace the 77-year-old Bear Cut Bridge, where the county said work had to start in…

Nobody should be getting inside track on county contracts

Nobody should be getting inside track on county contracts

A step to expand the zone where businesses get a local advantage bidding on Miami-Dade County contracts far undershoots the proper target.  Commissioner René García seeks a vote this week…

Judge finds US discriminated on farms, but don’t tell the kids

Judge finds US discriminated on farms, but don’t tell the kids

Days before the 245th anniversary of our nation’s Declaration of Independence, two Florida edicts show the complexity of the declaration’s stated principles that led to our nation’s founding and how…

Youth baseball academies are rising, so where is ours?

Youth baseball academies are rising, so where is ours?

Congratulations: the Miami Marlins last week kept a promise to invest in player development when they broke ground on a youth baseball academy. They’ll have 35-plus acres, three playing fields,…

Florida shamefully limits how teachers discuss US history

Florida shamefully limits how teachers discuss US history

“Never let the facts get in the way of a good story” must have been the adage running through the minds of members of Florida’s State Board of Education last…

Build Miami Beach workforce housing ahead of subsidies

Build Miami Beach workforce housing ahead of subsidies

Miami Beach wants city employees to live in town. But making that happen could be extremely costly and difficult. Cities often want their staff to live within their borders. That…

Miami’s birthday present should be a visible Miami Circle

Miami’s birthday present should be a visible Miami Circle

As civic and government leaders prepare to celebrate Miami’s 125th birthday next month, it’s pitiful that its oldest known historic relic and one of its most significant locations is purposely…

Florida should not sanitize history to eliminate the distasteful

Florida should not sanitize history to eliminate the distasteful

Thought Police aim to keep Florida classrooms toeing the party line on US history. The governor and his education commissioner want strict guidelines that match their views. Certainly, no liberal…

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