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Here’s the danger at the heart of Trump’s meddling in the judiciary

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was absolutely right about this much: President Donald Trump has learned his lesson. And he’s learned it by heart.Thanks to the...
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How sneaky amendments get slipped into innocuous FL legislation (and bad things usually happen)

In a shocking attack on the sovereignty of his own hometown’s government and the will of local people, Republican State Sen. Jeff Brandes has...

When relationships between two political parties were kinder and gentler

Former Senate President Jim Scott, a Republican from Fort Lauderdale, and former Democratic State Rep. Ginger Bass Wetherell, now in their 70’s, are planning...
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Florida Republicans embrace the heavy-handed Big Government they once derided

OCCUPIED TALLAHASSEE — While our reality show government lurches from atrocity to atrocity, here in the state capital, your imperial Legislature asserts more and...
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After witness vote, a Senate only Caligula could love

The next time someone tells you that the U.S. Senate is the world’s greatest deliberative body, your answer should be no longer than two words:...

Somebody’s lying here. Whoever could it be?

The prime-time impeachment of Donald John Trump is the best television since that BBC interview when Prince Andrew went so far as to call...

A time when politics seemed much friendlier

It’s hard to believe, but the late Senate President Jim King has been gone for more than 10 years.Few legislators would be remembered 10...

Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech

Here is the text of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I have a dream" speech, which changed the conversation of our nation and inspired...

Uh oh. Gov. DeSantis forgot to mention stuff in his state-of-state speech, like affordable...

OCCUPIED TALLAHASSEE — Some people around here just don’t appreciate the orgy of bright ideas, altruism and statesmanship that is the annual Florida legislative...

How a powerful lawmaker belittled a young, female reporter — a cautionary tale from...

Editor’s note: In light of the Florida Phoenix’s recent report about the lack of female leadership on legislative committees, we share this story from...

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