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FL veterans’ group urges defeat of SB 90 voter suppression bill

Pioneer Floridians had a saying that rings true about Florida politics today. To paraphrase, “Your life, liberty, and property are at risk when the...

U.S. Rep Gaetz epitomizes the present state of the state of FL: cocky, clueless,...

Matt Gaetz is not a prince among men. OK, maybe since he’s been accused of having sex with a 17 year-old, you might call him...

Piney Point threatens Tampa Bay, but other FL estuaries are in trouble, too

Even if you live outside of Florida, you’ve probably heard of Tampa Bay. It’s a popular, if if somewhat vague, sports team “location.” The...

‘It is a tangled web’: Robert Levinson, former FBI agent kidnapped in 2007, and...

Every state needs a village idiot.  Florida is fortunate to have many.  But this week the prize for most stupid performance has to go...

Herbicide used in FL as a cure-all is more like a kill-all

Can you imagine what life was like for Florida’s earliest occupants? Think of the unrelenting heat that led them to name so many places after...

Think every citizen has the right to vote? Not around here

Voting: It’s not for everyone. The Founding Fathers only wanted some of us to vote, not all of us, and who are we to question...

Ban assault weapons. Every last damn one of them. The answer is staring us...

Where do we go next? What do we do now? Those are the questions I found myself asking after I spoke to a panel of...

FL legislators bigfoot local government to benefit big-money developers

Florida is an exceptional state in so many ways. We’re the only state where iguanas pop up in people’s toilets. We’re the only one...

Feds said manatees weren’t endangered — now they’re dying in droves

Two months ago, everybody got pretty excited when a Citrus County boat captain snapped photos showing some prankster had scraped out five letters in...

Some compassion, please, for Anthony Sabatini, ‘the worst person in the Florida Legislature’

Pity Rep. Anthony Sabatini. He’s like an over-stimulated chihuahua at a crowded party, yapping for attention and never getting enough. Now he says he’s running...

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