How Team Bush Divides in Order to Conquer

Jeb Bush is entering the next phase of the Republican presidential battle, and some of his closest allies are moving along with him. On the campaign trail, Bush is attacking Donald Trump, the front-runner for the GOP nomination, using multiple languages to question the celebrity real estate mogul’s conservative credentials. The super-PAC supporting Bush’s bid, Right…

Disaster-Proof Your Business: An Insurance Checklist

Make Sure Your Business Is Prepared to Survive—40 Percent Do Not Reopen after a Catastrophe NEW YORK, August 10, 2015— Every year businesses temporarily shut down—or close forever—because of a disaster such as a flood, fire or hurricane, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Forty percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster…

How Jeb and the GOP Got Trumped

The establishment wanted a sweet ’16, not a 17-candidate pileup. Here’s what happened. Jeb Bush, the man who would be frontrunner, was as surprised as anybody when Donald Trump jumped into the 2016 presidential race in June. His instinctive first reaction was to hold his tongue, and his advisers agreed the best option was to…

Exodus From Puerto Rico Could Upend Florida Vote

Washington Post KISSIMMEE, Florida — Puerto Rico’s economic crisis meant Jeffrey Rondon, 25, struggled to find even part-time work, so he recently joined the growing exodus from his Caribbean island to Florida. Now he holds a full-time restaurant job and something that could upend the 2016 presidential election — the right to vote in Florida,…

Consumers Need Legislative Fix to Home Repair Scam

on July 19, 2015 the Miami Herald ran the following op-ed by PIFF Executive Director Michael Carlson: For three years, state lawmakers have received mounting evidence about a scam in which frazzled homeowners are unknowingly signing away their insurance benefits to shady vendors during home repair emergencies. This spring’s annual legislative session melted down with…