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How do I scam thee? Let me count the ways…

The voice on the telephone belonged to a young woman.“Gramma,’’ she began. “I need help. I was in a car that got stopped for...
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Guess what: FL Gov. Ron DeSantis isn’t exactly a ‘Teddy Roosevelt conservationist’

You may be under the impression that Gov. Ron DeSantis is some kind of environmentalist, the Not-Rick Scott who really cares about Florida’s lands...

Homestead: Close the detention prison for good — it’s a human rights catastrophe and...

On Aug. 6, I and other representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) toured the Temporary Emergency Influx Shelter in Homestead, where undocumented...
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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...

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