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Something is awry in the education world

Something is awry in the education world - I call it a disconnect. Your child has followed the grade school and high school curricula, taken...

From a small town to the heights of power and politics in FL, Don...

He was the frankest of Florida politicians, a force of nature in the Legislature, a dominant figure in the way Florida made laws and...

Ukraine debacle makes it clear: Trump’s only in it for himself

The explosive release of a federal whistleblower complaint alleging that President Donald Trump abused the power of his office, and that “unidentified White House...

Expanding labor protections for domestic workers is long overdue

Florida remains at the forefront of state and national immigration concerns — from passing a statewide “sanctuary cities” ban to detaining migrant children in...

Boys will be boys — get over it

OK, you try to make out with this girl, you keep telling her you want to jump her bones, and you show how much...

Women with low incomes suffer with no abortion coverage

Over the past several months, we’ve witnessed anti-abortion politicians in states surrounding Florida and across the country enact a slew of anti-abortion laws aimed...

Some news at the Florida Phoenix

In today’s shaky media business climate, it’s a small miracle to get the chance to create a nonprofit news bureau in the nation’s third-largest...

Let me introduce you to a very good lobbyist

Usually when you hear about lobbyists, it’s about how they provide prodigious quantities of campaign cash.Or because they’ve slipped “a little noticed provision into...

The pistol strokers of the Gunshine State

Marion Hammer, gun lobbyist, worries about the children. What will happen if the voters of Florida pass a proposed constitutional amendment to ban assault...

Lawyer up, animals!

Remember back when some Americans thought Barack Obama was the antichrist, hell-bent on wrecking everything from the oil industry to Christmas?Good times!Compared to Trump,...

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