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Opinion: Bush Set Himself Apart From Cruz And Rubio


I’ve known Jeb Bush since the day he first arrived in Florida.  It was 1980 and I was invited to a suite at the swanky Omni Hotel on Biscayne Boulevard.  There he was—George H.W. Bush’s son—tall, handsome and bilingual. He was coming to South Florida to play for keeps and would go on to become state chairman of the GOP and, eventually, governor.

About 20 of us were invited to meet him. We were community leaders, a few journalists and businessmen and women. We crammed into the room to hear and meet the prodigal son and he delivered, impressively and compassionately.

Of course, any politician can say what he thinks a crowd wants to hear in that moment.  But Jeb Bush continued his commitment to much of what he promised back then in 1980.  And last night, he remained true to it.

It would have been so easy for Bush …

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Op-Ed: My Son Is Not His Autism, But His Autism Is Certainly A Part Of Him

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Caio Leaf

Emanuela Palmares

When my son Caio was 24 months and 20 days we arrived at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven searching for answers. He was unable to express himself, meet some developmental mile stones, did not know how to play with his toys and only cared for lining them up or dumping them, made very little eye contact, and did not respond to me when calling his name.

After a two-day testing process we got some answers, that at the time, I did not want to hear. Caio’s language skills where at a 9 month old level, fine and gross motor skills lagging behind, that coupled with other behaviors, diagnosed him with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

ASD is characterized by:

  • Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts;
  • Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities;
  • Symptoms must be present in the

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Increased Control Of Cuban Citizens A Far Cry From Anticipated “Hope And Change”

Photo: cubawanderer.com

Barack Obama’s attempt to woo Fidel and Raul Castro away from their regime’s totalitarian roots has turned from disaster to catastrophe, giving a new and ugly meaning to President Obama’s campaign slogan of “hope and change.” So far there’s been no change and no hope, but more misery.

The Cuban Commission for Human Rights reports an upsurge in arrests — more than a thousand peaceful dissidents during the month of October, the highest monthly tally in recent history.

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued record numbers of Cubans at sea trying to flee to the United States this year — more than at any time since the “rafters’ crisis” two decades ago.

Raul Castro has reinforced his post-Soviet alliance with Vladimir Putin — dispatching Cuban soldiers to Syria in support of the Russian intervention to preserve the wretched Damascus regime.

The Castro government has imposed new restrictions on …

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