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Experts? We don’t need no experts!

Thank God our governor doesn’t listen to these quote-unquote experts trying to impose their over-educated, evidence-based, warped world view on decent, horoscope-reading, lucky socks-wearing,...

I think you will never see a FL county so hostile to a tree

Hey, do you remember nostalgia? That longing for simpler, happier times can be a powerful force in American life, affecting the success of everything from...

Down under FL’s Wakulla County, flirting with disaster with our biggest spring

Ask any of my friends (yes, I do too have some!) and they will tell you I love music. Rock-bottom blues, jumping jazz, smooth...

Experts warn against ‘sham audits’ movement

We know: You’ve always been worried this day would come. And even though it was easier to pass notes or catch a few Zzzs...

To conservatives, history is bunk. ‘All that’s in the past: Why bring it up’?

Ron DeSantis hates our freedoms — and rightfully so. Why should Florida allow eggheads like me to go around teaching impressionable students about, say, the...

Move over, Florida panthers! Refuge wants to let in more people

Sometimes I think Florida should hold a regular competition for the The Most Laughably Bad Idea of the Year. Some years, the competition would be...

Florida’s air quality is great — just don’t inhale the algae bloom poison

I’ve been married for more than a quarter century, so I am a little hazy about how the dating world works. But I recall...

Across Anglo-America, anti-woke crusaders can’t handle history’s complexity

LONDON — People love to tour the stately homes of England, imagining themselves taking tea in the library at Highclere Castle (the real Downton...

Bookman: Trump quits court battle but recklessly urges followers to fight

This week, Donald Trump was finally forced to admit the truth: He lost Georgia fair and square, the multiple lawsuits that he and the...

Cracking the case of who smothered a Florida river

I grew up in a family of mystery fans. My grandfather owned all the Perry Mason novels and never missed the TV show. My great-aunt...

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