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Christie: Philly Starbucks arrests brew bitter cup over social justice
 Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, the two men arrested at a Starbucks, tell their story on “Good Morning America” on April
               20. (Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC) It would be easy — even tempting — to simply dismiss the the recent arrest of two black men who were waiting for friend in
            a downtown Philadelphia...

Posted: a minute ago

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, the two men arrested at a Starbucks, tell their story on “Good Morning America” on April 20. (Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC) It would be easy — even tempting — to simply dismiss the the recent arrest of two black men who were waiting for friend in a downtown Philadelphia...
Christie commentary: That week when Parkland shooting, Sinclair mixed
 It is a rare week indeed when disparate opinion pieces help to cut through the fog of a national debate. However, such is the current nature of our polarized society that separate issues raised in two Opinion Zone blog posts managed to combine in one reprehensible story. You may have missed the story last week (and count yourself lucky if...

Posted: 8 days ago

It is a rare week indeed when disparate opinion pieces help to cut through the fog of a national debate. However, such is the current nature of our polarized society that separate issues raised in two Opinion Zone blog posts managed to combine in one reprehensible story. You may have missed the story last week (and count yourself lucky if...
Post endorsement: Experience makes Berman best choice in state Senate race to replace Clemens
 State Rep. Lori Berman, democratic candidate in Senate Dist. 31 race set for April 10. After a six-month lack of state Senate representation, punctuated during the legislative session, voters in Palm Beach County’s
            District 31 will finally pick a successor to Jeff Clemens on Tuesday. The Post Editorial Board recommends
...

Posted: 13 days ago

State Rep. Lori Berman, democratic candidate in Senate Dist. 31 race set for April 10. After a six-month lack of state Senate representation, punctuated during the legislative session, voters in Palm Beach County’s District 31 will finally pick a successor to Jeff Clemens on Tuesday. The Post Editorial Board recommends ...
Christie: Post readers react to Sinclair, WPEC ‘fake news’ editorial
 If you’d never heard of 
            Sinclair Broadcast Group — the nation’s largest owner of local television stations — before this week, don’t fret about it. And don’t worry if you didn’t know that they owned Palm Beach County’s 
            WPEC-Channel 12. You were in good company. But...

Posted: 13 days ago

If you’d never heard of Sinclair Broadcast Group — the nation’s largest owner of local television stations — before this week, don’t fret about it. And don’t worry if you didn’t know that they owned Palm Beach County’s WPEC-Channel 12. You were in good company. But...
Christie: Are the Parkland shooting teens fair game for conservative critics?
 Emma Gonzalez, center, and the other student activists from Parkland cheer on stage at the end of the March for Our Lives
               rally in Washington. The attacks on the teenage survivors of the shooting have been fierce from the beginning, and have only
               continued since the students helped spearhead hundreds of protests...

Posted: 19 days ago

Emma Gonzalez, center, and the other student activists from Parkland cheer on stage at the end of the March for Our Lives rally in Washington. The attacks on the teenage survivors of the shooting have been fierce from the beginning, and have only continued since the students helped spearhead hundreds of protests...
Christie: We should be labeling the Austin serial bomber a ‘terrorist’
 The suspect in a string of bombings in Austin is dead, interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley confirms March 21. Manley
               stirred controversy when he called serial bomber Mark Conditt “a very challenged young man” instead of a “terrorist”. (Ricardo
               B. Braziell/Austin American Stateman/TNS)...

Posted: 27 days ago

The suspect in a string of bombings in Austin is dead, interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley confirms March 21. Manley stirred controversy when he called serial bomber Mark Conditt “a very challenged young man” instead of a “terrorist”. (Ricardo B. Braziell/Austin American Stateman/TNS)...
Christie: Florida ban on greyhound racing could finally be going to the dogs
 Florida voters look ready to ban greyhound racing by a supermajority vote, according to a new survey that shows the issue
               fares better at the polls if people identify the proposal with animal welfare instead of gambling. (Photo by David Spencer/The
               Palm Beach Post) Would Florida voters ban greyhound racing if...

1:25 PM Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018

Florida voters look ready to ban greyhound racing by a supermajority vote, according to a new survey that shows the issue fares better at the polls if people identify the proposal with animal welfare instead of gambling. (Photo by David Spencer/The Palm Beach Post) Would Florida voters ban greyhound racing if...
Christie: Parkland students getting a hard lesson about #thoughtsandprayers in Tallahassee
 Buses pick up the kids to take them back to West Boca. West Boca High School students walked to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
               School in Parkland. (Melanie Bell / The Palm Beach Post) In the immediate aftermath of last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Palm Beach Post Editorial
        ...

9:29 AM Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Buses pick up the kids to take them back to West Boca. West Boca High School students walked to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. (Melanie Bell / The Palm Beach Post) In the immediate aftermath of last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Palm Beach Post Editorial ...
Reader Point of View: Broward school shooting lifts suburban affluence’s veil of safety
 A father kisses his daughter after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday. (Greg Lovett
               / The Palm Beach Post) As grieving parents, and former classmates and colleagues of those who died during Wednesday’s mass shooting at Majory Stoneman
            Douglas High School in Parkland...

3:00 PM Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

A father kisses his daughter after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday. (Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post) As grieving parents, and former classmates and colleagues of those who died during Wednesday’s mass shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland...
Christie: Maybe it’s time to try Grandma’s home remedy to fight those flu symptoms
 Chicken soup, the classic get-well-soon meal. (Leslie Brenner/Dallas Morning News/TNS) The flu outbreak has folks scrambling. Many who had decided to forego getting a flu shot earlier, are now lining up at doctor’s offices, hospitals, walk-in clinics
            and drugstores. Others who are already “feeling a little achy&rdquo...

12:47 AM Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

Chicken soup, the classic get-well-soon meal. (Leslie Brenner/Dallas Morning News/TNS) The flu outbreak has folks scrambling. Many who had decided to forego getting a flu shot earlier, are now lining up at doctor’s offices, hospitals, walk-in clinics and drugstores. Others who are already “feeling a little achy&rdquo...
Christie: Lake Worth says medical pot stores, schools can live together in harmony
 A Curaleaf representative opens the door and invites customers in for the very first time to Lake Worth’s second medical marijuana
               dispensary on Monday.
               (Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post) It’s settled then. Lake Worth officials have made their choice as the city’s medical marijuana dispensary...

7:30 AM Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

A Curaleaf representative opens the door and invites customers in for the very first time to Lake Worth’s second medical marijuana dispensary on Monday. (Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post) It’s settled then. Lake Worth officials have made their choice as the city’s medical marijuana dispensary...
Post endorsements: Among Democrats, Berman best successor to Clemens
 When
             state Sen. Jeff Clemens abruptly resigned his seat in October, it left District 31 without one of the most influential and
            dynamic voices in the Florida Legislature. Clemens, an Atlantis Democrat who resigned after admitting to an affair with a lobbyist, had risen to become a Democratic
            leader in...

7:30 AM Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

When state Sen. Jeff Clemens abruptly resigned his seat in October, it left District 31 without one of the most influential and dynamic voices in the Florida Legislature. Clemens, an Atlantis Democrat who resigned after admitting to an affair with a lobbyist, had risen to become a Democratic leader in...
Christie commentary: Please, just stop trying to beat the train
 It was a tough week for Brightline. Maybe the last thing you want in your first week as a high-speed passenger rail line is people dying on your tracks. But public outcry has All Aboard Florida’s Brightline close to coming off the rails here. “We offer our deepest sympathy to those affected by the recent incidents,” Brightline&rsquo...

4:05 AM Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

It was a tough week for Brightline. Maybe the last thing you want in your first week as a high-speed passenger rail line is people dying on your tracks. But public outcry has All Aboard Florida’s Brightline close to coming off the rails here. “We offer our deepest sympathy to those affected by the recent incidents,” Brightline&rsquo...
Streeter: Writer’s criticism proves age is just a number, not a sign of maturity
 CNN Headline News’ Asheligh Banfield came under fire for criticizing a woman who accused actor Aziz Ansari of date rape. By Leslie Gray Streeter When my niece was about 13, her two favorite insults were “That’s old” and “Well, I’ve never heard of it.” We heard them mostly
            when she didn&rsquo...

6:00 PM Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

CNN Headline News’ Asheligh Banfield came under fire for criticizing a woman who accused actor Aziz Ansari of date rape. By Leslie Gray Streeter When my niece was about 13, her two favorite insults were “That’s old” and “Well, I’ve never heard of it.” We heard them mostly when she didn&rsquo...
Christie commentary: Brightline shines light on what could be in SoFla
 It’s one smooth ride. And yes, it’s fast. Nearly six years in the making, All Aboard Florida’s Brightline finally began limited service on Saturday. But I joined a gaggle of reporters, and business and government VIPs Friday morning for a test run. And once the four-car Brightline Green train got underway (about 10 minutes...

2:21 AM Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018

It’s one smooth ride. And yes, it’s fast. Nearly six years in the making, All Aboard Florida’s Brightline finally began limited service on Saturday. But I joined a gaggle of reporters, and business and government VIPs Friday morning for a test run. And once the four-car Brightline Green train got underway (about 10 minutes...
Christie: Brightline shines light on what commuting could be in South Florida
 “I could get used to this,” says Rick Christie, Post Editorial Page Editor. Taking the escalator in Brightline’s Fort Lauderdale
               station after smooth train ride from West Palm Beach Friday morning. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) It’s one smooth ride. And yes, it’s fast. Nearly six years...

3:35 PM Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

“I could get used to this,” says Rick Christie, Post Editorial Page Editor. Taking the escalator in Brightline’s Fort Lauderdale station after smooth train ride from West Palm Beach Friday morning. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) It’s one smooth ride. And yes, it’s fast. Nearly six years...
Christie: Tough to trust Trump on immigration reform after ending TPS for Salvadorans
 President Donald Trump, accompanied by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, right, speaks during a meeting with
               Republican Senators on immigration in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington. Nielsen told the Associated Press
               last week that short-term extensions of TPS are not the answer...

1:47 PM Tuesday, Jan. 09, 2018

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, right, speaks during a meeting with Republican Senators on immigration in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington. Nielsen told the Associated Press last week that short-term extensions of TPS are not the answer...
Christie: Is America losing its standing in the world under Trump?
 President Donald Trump’s “America First” strategy is seen as a sign of strength by some and making the U.S. weaker on the
               world stage by others. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Depending on your “point of view” the United States has either re-asserted its dominance on the world stage or confirmed its
...

6:22 PM Wednesday, Jan. 03, 2018

President Donald Trump’s “America First” strategy is seen as a sign of strength by some and making the U.S. weaker on the world stage by others. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Depending on your “point of view” the United States has either re-asserted its dominance on the world stage or confirmed its ...
Christie: Should people be allowed to bring guns into the Tax Collector’s office?
 A line of people waiting to get into the county Tax Collector’s office snakes through lobby of the Palm Beach County Governmental
               Center. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) What is going on? That’s the question a lot of folks had after reading the below op-ed from Palm Beach County Tax Collector
            Anne...

1:31 PM Friday, Dec. 29, 2017

A line of people waiting to get into the county Tax Collector’s office snakes through lobby of the Palm Beach County Governmental Center. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) What is going on? That’s the question a lot of folks had after reading the below op-ed from Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne...
Christie: Where are the #MeToo kudos for the good guy non-harassers?
 CARTOON VIEW SCOTT STANTIS The way the #MeToo movement has taken off has men in pretty much every industry quaking in their boots these days as they
            search their memories for any incident that could have been construed as sexual harassment by a colleague. “Well I certainly didn’t grope anyone, but was that flirtatious...

1:04 PM Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

CARTOON VIEW SCOTT STANTIS The way the #MeToo movement has taken off has men in pretty much every industry quaking in their boots these days as they search their memories for any incident that could have been construed as sexual harassment by a colleague. “Well I certainly didn’t grope anyone, but was that flirtatious...
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