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The politics of disaster, Florida-style

Hurricane Michael hasn’t hit land and it’s already political. Not only is the general election around the corner, but one full-time Tallahassee resident (Democrat...
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A unique environmental plan for Florida: Gillum promises to actually crack down on polluters

Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum released his environmental policy last week, and it differs markedly from his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis in many...
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Florida’s racist legacy and today’s throwback politics

Florida pretends it’s not part of the South. Florida pretends it’s some Neverland of palms and pastels, beaches and theme parks full of talking...
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Central Florida Republican Party officeholders posting hate speech and conspiracies on Facebook

Some officials of the Republican Party’s Central Florida branch have been trafficking in hate speech and conspiracy theories on Facebook – including a  horrible...

Citizens rising up against the Florida Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott, and private property zealots

There’s a citizen uprising happening in the Panhandle’s Walton County. So far, about 8,000 people have signed sworn affidavits asserting that they use the...
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Football’s female problem

It’s college football season, the time of year when men holler at television screens, women roll their eyes, and a good hunk of Florida’s...

No FL governor in modern times has been more secretive than Rick Scott

“No Scheduled Events.”Day after day, that’s the schedule sent out by Gov. Rick Scott as he travels the state campaigning for the U.S. Senate.It’s...
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More than ever, public education needs the united voice of the FEA

The Labor Day holiday is brought to you by the American labor movement — of which the Florida Education Association is a very proud...

How old is too old when you’re a political candidate?

This summer, campaign ads in the race for Florida's U.S. Senate seat have depicted Democrat incumbent Bill Nelson as "terribly confused," as well as...

Stop the lying: Verify academic credentials for all candidates

Many political junkies and non-junkies know by now that Florida state House candidate Melissa Howard went to great lengths – including displaying a fake...

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