Today on Context Florida:
The race for the Republican presidential nomination is a dilemma of who might do the least harm rather than the most good, says Martin Dyckman. It’s stretching relativity to the breaking point. In Ike’s day, it was unthinkable for any serious Republican candidate to propose policies that would engorge the national debt. But the leading Republican candidate would do just that, cloaking his demagogic opportunism in a veneer of tax cuts for everyone.
Traci Evison writes that the best leap of her life could be yours, too. She recently gave herself a tandem skydiving jump to celebrate her 40th birthday. If you feel like you have hit a certain age and missed these things, and have an extensive bucket list of ever-growing wishes, then Evison suggests that jumping out of an airplane may be just the thing you need.
A proposed new gated community of 92 upscale “row houses,” priced from the high $200s to the middle $300,000s, has south Martin County residents talking, says Sally Swartz. Some wonder whether expensive row houses belong in a CRA. Others worry that plopping a fancy gated community next to a neighborhood faced with challenges is asking for trouble. Banner Lake has had problems with drugs. Some 30-year residents remain in the historic community, but other longtime residents have fled to safer neighborhoods.