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New ‘Cyber-Harassment’ Law Is Needed, But Might Be Too Broad

By at October 9, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Last week, nearly 30 new state laws went into effect, including the outlawing of “sexual cyber-harassment,” which is when someone posts an explicit image of another online without permission. The law, which passed the state legislature nearly unanimously earlier this year, defines sexual cyber-harassment as “publishing a sexually explicit image of a person that more...

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Just Because You Read It On The Internet, Doesn’t Make It True

By at October 2, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Leave it to the Internet to put words into the mouths of long-lost leaders. For example: “The problem with Internet quotes is that you can’t always depend on their accuracy.” — Abraham Lincoln, 1864. This obviously facetious comment has been floating around cyberspace for years now. And yet, with each passing day, it seems to be an even more reliable indicator more...

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We Need Real Presidential Debates, Not Media Circus Shows

By at September 25, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Two presidential “debates” down, and many more to go before we get to the end of the 2016 presidential election process. Break out the popcorn, because what’s being called “debates” is far more like a show, and bears very little resemblance to the cogent policy discussions and rhetorical arguments necessary to qualify as a true “debate.” Instead, it’s all more...

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Join In As The Wellington Rotary Observes Peace Day Sept. 20

By at September 18, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Famed singer-songwriter Gil Scott-Heron once opined, “If everyone believed in peace the way they say they do, we’d have peace.” With regional conflicts across the globe threatening to turn into wider wars, if ever there was a need for peace to prevail on earth, now would be a great time. However, as we all know, it is never that simple. The United Nations more...

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14 Years Later, We Must Work To Keep The Memory Of 9/11 Alive

By at September 11, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

It has been 5,113 days since four commercial airliners departing from airports on the east coast were hijacked, effectively becoming guided missiles, wreaking large-scale destruction and ushering in a new era of terrorism. Has it really been 14 years since Sept. 11, 2001? While the images and memories of that day are seared into the brains and hearts of American more...

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Message Of Labor Day Is Still Relevant Despite Union Decline

By at September 4, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

If Labor Day didn’t already exist — that is, if it hadn’t become a federal holiday in 1894 — the concept wouldn’t be likely in today’s United States. In the 129 years since President Grover Cleveland gave his stamp of approval to Labor Day, much has changed — including the rise, apex and gradual decline of organized labor. Labor Day was initially a way to more...

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It’s Time For An Independent Redistricting Panel In Florida

By at August 28, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

The embarrassing failure of the Florida Legislature to craft new congressional districts in accordance with a recent order by the Florida Supreme Court has once again demonstrated that such a nakedly political body cannot craft the “fair districts” now called for in Florida’s constitution. Therefore, it might be time for Florida to follow the lead of other states more...

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The Height Of Storm Season Has Arrived… Are Your Prepared?

By at August 21, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

To paraphrase Elton John: Danny is traveling today in the sea; it’s in the Atlantic but making its way from the east. Now, I can see Danny’s a tropical storm, but it looks like Danny might hit the Florida shores. The six weeks from the middle of August through the end of September tend to be the most active weeks of the Atlantic hurricane season, and while this more...

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Careful On The Roads As Schools Countywide Begin New Year

By at August 14, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

For students across Palm Beach County, this Monday is when summer comes to its fateful — and, in the minds of some, far-too-soon — conclusion. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were writing about the Class of 2015 graduating, congratulating them on their accomplishments and the hard work they had done to earn their diplomas. Yet here we are again, on the cusp more...

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Preparing For Sea Level Rise Requires Action, Not Rhetoric

By at August 7, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

While the politicians debate if and why the climate is changing, Florida needs action — especially regarding one key factor that could spell doom for our low-lying state: sea level rise. Last weekend, the third annual Sea Level Rise Symposium took place at the Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches, featuring a series of presentations, workshops and forums on topics more...

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