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At best, Florida has a vexed relationship with democracy

People write whole entire books on what’s wrong with this state — I know, I’m one of them.But none of us has ever definitively...
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Trump’s sneering at solar is stupid in the Sunshine State

A 74-year-old man stopped by Florida’s massive retirement mecca known as The Villages last week. That wouldn’t be big news except it was President...

Dissed by the ‘Kay-Dee Ladies,’ Amy Coney Barrett nevertheless seems headed for the U.S....

Move over, Miss Ann; back off, Becky; Karen take a hike: Barring a convenient asteroid strike on South Bend, Amy Coney Barrett is about...

EPA keeps public in dark about building roads from phosphate’s radioactive waste – so...

Florida’s highways have frequently been built on a foundation of chicanery and political foolishness.We’ve got toll roads that were built using fudged financial figures...

ACLU of FL: Three proposed amendments on Nov. 3 ballot ‘endanger Floridians’ civil liberties’

Whether voting by mail or in person in the coming election, Floridians will see six proposed amendments to the state Constitution that they will...

Veep’s glib and evasive answer on climate change and hurricanes bugs Florida man

Last week, the big news out of the vice-presidential debate was the bug news. A fly landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s head and...

When it comes to COVID-19, Republicans don’t need no stinkin’ science. They invent their...

POTUS tested positive for COVID-19, but pretended he could beat it into submission with a show of maskless machismo and spluttering non sequiturs.FLOTUS tested...

A whale of a tale gets a happy ending (for now)

The world’s most endangered whales got some good news last week. It’s quite a tale.Before he came down with coronavirus due to consistently ignoring...

Phosphate waste threatens bay again, so what if we bottled it?

Seventeen years ago, when I was a reporter for what was then known as the St. Petersburg Times, I drove across the Sunshine Skyway...

The GOP has suffered from a pathological fear of Black folks enjoying the full...

Let’s talk about Democracy.It’s as endangered as the Florida Panther.Gov. Ron DeSantis could have granted a full pardon to the former felon who’s devoted...

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