Commentary

Rich Templin

Meet the “Sunrise Agenda,” a progressive path for Florida

For more than two decades, Florida’s legislative and executive branches have been run by political leadership that worships at the altar of big money campaign contributions....

Blockbuster research report shows groundwater is contaminated with toxic waste at 91 percent of...

Last week, 52 U.S. senators voted to confirm a new Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Andrew Wheeler, a former lobbyist for the...

What’s the Matter With Florida?

Last month as Ron DeSantis was sworn in as the 46th Governor of Florida, Sunshine State Democrats were hanging their heads in disbelief, having...

The people you elected are not actually the key to making laws happen. Guess...

In journalism school, we got two directives to guide our reporting careers:If your mother says she loves you, check it out. Follow the...

What if U.S. Supreme Court overturns landmark Roe vs. Wade?

Let’s look ahead. What if the landmark Roe v. Wade decision is gutted or overturned? My first thoughts go to my teen daughter, Caroline;...

Now in Washington, multimillionaire Rick Scott still out there hustling for more cold cash

No doubt you’ve been wondering whatever became of Rick Scott, the fellow who wrested the title of Worst Governor Ever from Sidney J. Catts...
One Year Anniversary Parkland tragedy

Drug smuggling, organized crime and now, education: A statewide grand jury is a novel...

Once upon a time a Florida governor decided to create a Statewide Grand Jury so the good guys could eliminate drug smuggling.That governor was...
Madison County Courthouse

An unbelievable odyssey: Trying to access court records, for free and on the spot,...

For many years, Florida’s public records law made it easy to look at court files - in person, at the courthouse or online.Not any more.The...

It’s time to revive Florida’s African American History Task Force

Dear Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran:First, congrats on the gig. As you are by now aware, the job of education commissioner is far more...

Good luck with your plan to control Florida women, dude

Women are becoming CEOs, joining the military, voting, running for office, walking around like they’re as good as a dude! And some men just...

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