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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...

Trump’s Iran attack is a reminder Congress has to reclaim its war-making authority

It didn’t take long for “World War III” to become a trending topic on Twitter in the hours after news broke that a drone strike by...

Let us recall the (very bad) year that was in Florida

America is a hellscape of idiocy and grift and has been since the crazy SOB in the White House began his tenure by lying...
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2019: A year of compelling stories by the Florida Phoenix

It was a whirlwind year.The staff of the Florida Phoenix wrote a wide range of stories, from poignant and sometimes scary to compelling, explanatory...

Outrages on the soul of Florida: Ordinary folks and tourists kicked off the public’s...

Just in time for the celebration of our Savior’s birth, certain political Christians have taken to hurling stones from the ramparts of their glass...

Forcing the accused to purchase their freedom creates a two-tiered system of justice

Bail reform has received a lot of buzz lately.Numerous states have implemented or are studying ways to make pretrial release systems more fair and...

A secretive and scary drug-resistant fungus has landed in Florida and it can kill...

In June of 2017, the Florida Department of Health requested that health care providers and laboratories start reporting a mysterious fungus infection.The scary fungus...

Each year lawmakers forgo Medicaid expansion, state residents pay the price

Thirty-seven states have recognized the numerous benefits of increasing access to health care through Medicaid expansion.In expansion states, all adults with income up to...

The whiney martyrdom of pale American males led by bellyacher-in-chief Donald Trump

White men!I know the world is a scary place, with people saying “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” and certain women – your AOCs,...

ACLU: Gov. Ron DeSantis keeps flip-flopping on a crucial voting rights issue

For months, Gov. Ron DeSantis has claimed to support voter restoration, but everything he’s done until this point has undermined the goal of ensuring...

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