Opinion

Opinion

Pandemic restrictions set dangerous precedents

We currently find ourselves gradually coming out of a lockdown imposed by the federal government to help control the spread of the coronavirus. Without these measures, we would have had many more infections and even more deaths than the nearly 100,000 in the U.S. and over 2,200 in Florida, according […]

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Florida needs transparency on COVID-19 death statistics

Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began, Floridians were getting updates on COVID-19 deaths from two sources, the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Medical Examiners Commission (MEC).  Now, as Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing to reopen the state, his administration has ordered the MEC to not release its death […]

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Upcoming recession requires New Deal-level response

White House economic advisers are warning that as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, unemployment may rise to levels we have not seen since the Great Depression. Economic adviser to the White House Kevin Hassett explained Sunday on ABC’s talk show “This Week” that “during the Great Recession, we […]

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Florida’s prisons need immediate COVID-19 relief

After resisting calls for transparency from advocates, lawmakers and the media, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) has finally released data on the spread of COVID-19 in Florida’s prisons. The FDC, which oversees about 94,000 inmates across 145 prisons, has detected COVID-19 in 54 prisons, according to numbers it put […]