Kenneth Bluh

Kenneth has been writing a column for Community Newspapers since 1989 when he first wrote about the incorporation movement in UMSA (Unincorporated Municipal Services Area). His columns cover the political scene in Miami-Dade and Tallahassee. Educated at the Wharton School in Philadelphia, Kenneth has been a member of the banking/mortgage lending profession in Florida since 1962. Contact him at kbluh@americanbsm.com or 786-247-0547 where he manages American Bancshares Mortgage LLC’s Reverse Mortgage Department.

Spies vs. spies: Who is listening to whom?

The headlines should not be reading: “America, listening in on the world.” It should be: “Who isn’t listening in on whom?” Since the days the Romans sent spies into Egypt to learn of its defenses against a possible Roman attack the world has been spying on both friend and foe. ...

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I agree with former Vice President Dick Cheney

I agree with former Vice President Dick Cheney that “GOP needs to look to new leaders.” Cheney did not elaborate on who is a potential candidate for the Republicans to go against the Democrats in the next presidential election, but it was evident on a recent Meet the Press that ...

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Who is to blame for federal government shutdown?

Obama’s healthcare program: Some love it, some hate it, and many don’t understand the details of the program. OMB, the federal Office of Management and Budget, actually estimates it will lower the cost of health insurance. Some Republicans say it will cost so much that it will literally break the ...

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Gov. Scott starts voter registration purge again

The United States Supreme Court ruled in June of this year that the long-standing portion of the Voting Rights Act that required 15 states with a history of discrimination (Florida being one of them) in voter registration obtain prior approval from the Justice Department before changing voting laws was unconstitutional. ...

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The battle of library closings goes on and on

Unless you have been living in a cave for the last month you are probably aware of the fact that Miami-Dade County government, more specifically our mayor, Carlos Gimenez, and our county commissioners, have announced that due to the lack of sufficient revenue it is necessary to close 22 of ...

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