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‘OBAMACARE’ FIGHT CONTINUES

‘OBAMACARE’ FIGHT CONTINUES

As Congress goes on recess, Republican senators get an earful from constituents, including a ‘die-in’ at Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s office. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – The abrupt decision Tuesday by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to temporarily shelve a vote on the Republican Obamacare overhaul gives him a few extra weeks to build […]

KILLED BY THE HEAT

KILLED BY THE HEAT

Hot car, quick death At the Florida Highway Patrol headquarters in Doral, a City of Miami Fire Rescue member removes a test dummy used for a rescue demonstration on saving the life of an infant or pet in a hot car. Click here for the story. (SEBASTIAN BALLESTAS/MIAMI HERALD/TNS)  

Ayala’s lawyers grilled

Ayala’s lawyers grilled

State court hears pros, cons BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida Supreme Court justices appeared highly skeptical of a Central Florida state attorney’s assertion that prosecutors have absolute discretion in death-penalty cases during arguments Wednesday in a legal dispute between the prosecutor and Gov. Rick Scott. Almost immediately after arguments […]

B-CU alumni join lawsuit, target Jackson

B-CU alumni join lawsuit, target Jackson

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF MIAMI – The Florida Courier has learned that the Bethune-Cookman University National Alumni Association (NAA) voted overwhelmingly to join a lawsuit filed against the university for refusing to seat the NAA’s designated representative to B-CU’s Board of Trustees. The action took place last week during a plenary session of the […]

Violence is a double-edged sword

Violence is a double-edged sword

I begin this week’s column by thanking the readers and supporters of The Gantt Report. I truly appreciate your longtime and dedicated readership. Sadly, this may be the final time The Gantt Report will appear in newspapers and media outlets that do not value what is possibly the most widely-read opinion column written by an […]

Deadly combination: Kids and hot cars

Deadly combination: Kids and hot cars

On average, 37 children die from heat stroke after being left inside sweltering vehicles each year in the U.S. Twelve have died this year alone. BY ADAM H. BEASLEY MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – It wasn’t even 11 a.m., and the heat index was over 90 degrees on a recent Thursday. But for the baby left […]

Tourism officials weigh Trump’s impact on international travel to state

Tourism officials weigh Trump’s impact on international travel to state

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Attracting more than 120 million visitors before the end of the calendar year remains a goal of the state’s tourism-marketing arm, now that Visit Florida’s funding won’t be slashed. But Visit Florida board members, whose agency continues to undergo belt-tightening as a result of new […]

When Obama’s White House attacked the NBCC, Part 1

When Obama’s White House attacked the NBCC, Part 1

It seemed like the world was changing for the better. People all over the world celebrated because America elected its first Black (half-Black) president. Millions of people in national capitals went to the streets in euphoria. On Election Night, I cried in joy for hours. It all seems kind of silly today. Our thoughts and […]

Trump ratchets up use of guns, bombs, troops, insults

Trump ratchets up use of guns, bombs, troops, insults

In his campaign, Donald Trump promised, “We’re going to start winning again.” In office, he has defined winning largely in military terms. His budget decimates the State Department while adding billions to the Pentagon. He boasts he’s delegated decisions on force levels abroad to the Pentagon. Secretary of Defense Mike Mattis recently announced that 4,000 […]

New research shows men are the weaker sex

New research shows men are the weaker sex

I grew up in a family that was a de facto matriarchy. My seven sisters, as well as every woman I’ve known since those formative years, make the following Mail Online news story seem self-evident: “A growing body of scientific study is turning centuries-old gender research on its head – by suggesting that women are, […]

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