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Rick Scott’s glaring conflict of interest

With alt-right conspiracy theorists flocking to the Broward County elections office in what they ominously call a “Patriot Surveillance Project” protest, Gov. Rick Scott...
James Reeb, Viola Liuzzo, Jimmie Lee Jackson

On Election Day, remember three who sacrificed their lives

Jimmie Lee Jackson was 26 years old when he died. He was unarmed and trying to protect his mother from being beaten. That’s when...
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The age of the political brats

I’m almost old enough to remember when Republicans acted like grown folks. Republicans were the party of fiscal responsibility, the party of moral probity,...
Lively Tech welder

Governor candidates find common ground: Expanding career tech programs. But will families buy into...

Amid the strife, turmoil, and ideological differences throughout Florida’s gubernatorial campaign, Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum found some common ground.They agree on...
Andrew Gillum

A Black man who could become Florida’s next governor

In the 399 years that Black people have been in this country, only a handful of African Americans have been elected governor of a...
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Island in the Storm: A letter from St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge on the...

Editor's note: This article was originally published by SIERRA magazine.It is noon on Wednesday, October 10. The eye-wall of Hurricane Michael has neared the...

A plea for civility

As I watched one Facebook friend question the intelligence and morals of another in the raging debate over the appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh...
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The politics of disaster, Florida-style

Hurricane Michael hasn’t hit land and it’s already political. Not only is the general election around the corner, but one full-time Tallahassee resident (Democrat...
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A unique environmental plan for Florida: Gillum promises to actually crack down on polluters

Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum released his environmental policy last week, and it differs markedly from his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis in many...
DK photo feature

Florida’s racist legacy and today’s throwback politics

Florida pretends it’s not part of the South. Florida pretends it’s some Neverland of palms and pastels, beaches and theme parks full of talking...

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