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Trump/DeSantis: A dynamic duo messing with our right to vote

If you are looking for consistency in governing, you better look some place outside of the Sunshine State --  unless you are just looking...

Trump is ancient history. Kamala Harris is America as it is now | John...

If there is a more authentically American story than the one of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, you’d have to make it up.This week, the...

On FL’s Rainbow River, something nearly miraculous happened: A developer listened to reason

One of the most delightful ways to spend a summer day in Florida is to ride an inner tube down a spring-fed river.I’ve probably...

Amid COVID-19, student athletes are revolting against the football plantation culture

Sometimes a man — or, say, a 19 or 20 year-old kid — must be willing to sacrifice, to risk death for the greater...

In swing states like FL, young Black Americans not sold on Biden, the Democrats...

Most political analysts define “swing voters” as those who swing their support from one party to the other between election cycles – determining winners...

Why is the governor leaving important environmental posts unfilled?

One of the trickiest jobs a governor has is picking the right people to run various state agencies. Ideally, he or she must find...

Trump isn’t serious about delaying the election. He’s deadly serious about destroying its legitimacy

Abe Lincoln didn’t do it. And he was busy trying to hold the Union together.FDR didn’t do it. And he was leading the nation...

FL’s homely gopher tortoises: ‘It’s kind of questionable how long they can persist,’ biologist...

Gopher tortoises are homely creatures. They have a face that only another gopher could love.I saw one once that gave me the most baleful...
high school classroom, school, education

Amid a public health crisis called COVID-19, our schoolchildren will be left behind

In the days of “No Child Left Behind,” part of the George W. Bush-era effort to improve America’s public schools, particularly for low-income and...

Oh, for a return to the days when the Grand Old Party was actually...

Younger readers may find it impossible to believe, but many Republicans used to be perfectly reasonable people.Some of them were even what you might...

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