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Sen. Baxley’s Big Idea: Let’s take scholarship money away from college kids who want...

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Republicans in possession of both legislative chambers, must mess with higher education in Florida.Controlling unruly universities was...

Banning big reptiles upsets a big FL industry. Let’s upset some others

The Dry Tortugas are about as far away from Florida as you can get and still be in Florida — but they’ve got a...

Congressional Dems bent the universe toward justice this week. We need to keep pushing

Hopes of getting an increase to the piteously low federal minimum wage tucked into the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill were dealt a serious...

Panthers are popular on FL license plates – but the cats themselves, not so...

Have you ever seen a Florida panther? They’re sleek and secretive apex predators who slip around in the twilight and full dark seeking deer...

Violating freedom of speech is no way to overcome homelessness

The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the Florida economy and, according to social service providers, has made more people homeless, despite attempts to block evictions.Along...
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FL’s 2021 legislative session: A smelly storm of Bad Ideas

It’s that time of year, dear readers, when the Florida Legislature gets ready to descend upon Tallahassee like a flock of incontinent pigeons.The 2021...

FL lawmakers trying to squash Key West voters’ wishes, but forget one thing

You hear a lot around Presidents’ Day and other patriotic holidays about how great democracy is and how important voting is. But in Florida,...

‘Is this America?’ A Black Capitol police officer’s question is what the Trump trial...

Earlier this week, in an emotional moment among emotional moments, the lead U.S. House Impeachment Manager, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., shared the story...

New Gulf of Mexico whale species has same old problem: Us

Nearly two years ago, I stood on the edge of an enormous hole in the sand at Fort DeSoto in St. Pete Beach, trying...
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DeSantis’ budget on algae blooms offers plenty of irony

If you live in Florida, you will never suffer from an irony deficiency.Just look around you. We have real estate developments with names like...

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