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Is a big phosphate company using legal tactics to scare FL environmentalists?

I want to be clear about one thing, right up front. This is all perfectly legal.In an area of Florida where water use has...

This Crisis Won’t Wait, So Neither Should Congress

There are now nearly 370,000 COVID-19 cases in Florida. These are uncertain times, particularly for families with low income and few resources, as the...

Bush v. Gore and 36 days of sheer chaos in 2000: Could it happen...

In the 55 years I have spent witnessing and writing about news in Florida, there is one scene that stands out more than any...

The thought of going without those sweet and salty Apalachicola oysters for five years...

One thing that makes Florida such a special place is our food. The divine Key lime pie served in the Keys, the savory croquetas...

Trump has dragged America back to full-on Lost Cause craziness

The surrender at Appomattox was Fake News.The white South was just playing possum, lying low till another John C. Calhoun (who called slavery “a...

‘Continuing to build in vulnerable areas does not make sense’

Six months ago, back when we could still safely leave the house, I drove down to Key West to give a talk about books....

Can our children survive toxic chemicals, climate change, assault weapons, COVID-19, and idiots?

You would think that Americans don’t love their children by the way we treat them.We turn a blind eye to the companies that discharge...

Racial disparities in Florida’s criminal justice system are shameful

The U.S. Census Bureau states that 17 percent of Florida citizens are Black, while the Florida Department of Corrections reports that 47 percent of...

Bookman: We could be witnessing the deciding battle of the culture wars

We are living through history, through a tumultuous time in which change accelerates, the once-solid becomes fluid and no one has any real idea...

Collateral damage from the COVID-19 crisis is surfacing in the lives of people around...

We may never be able to assess the collateral damage from the COVID-19 virus, but some of it is surfacing in the lives of...

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