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Stop! Just stop playing politics with Hurricane Michael victims

Ever been to Seaside, the “New Urbanist” community in Walton County? It’s  gorgeous: front porches, picket fences, bike paths, glossy magnolia trees, and even...
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“All Voters Vote:” The campaign for open election primaries in Florida

There has been a real Washingtonization of politics in Florida. Gridlock, hyper-partisanship, corruption, favors for moneyed interests -- politics in Florida have become toxic....

Talk about a throwback. The Florida Legislature’s hellish time travels

Your legislators have left Tallahassee. But not before they voted Florida back to 1877.Old times not forgotten! Good times! Only God’s chosen were allowed...

Keeping watch on our state politicians

The policies that impact citizens the most don’t happen in Washington – they happen at state Capitols.National lobbyists know this, and that’s why they...
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Teacher union president: Do state lawmakers want Florida’s kids to fail?

Do state lawmakers want Florida’s kids to fail?They say they don’t. This year we’ve heard lots of nice words from politicians about “ensuring every...

Want to know about a crime in your neighborhood? New law is making it...

It was the talk of the neighborhoods near a leafy Tallahassee subdivision called Killearn Estates.On Jan. 12, a body was found at a major...

Who needs trees? We want toll roads!

Trees! What have the bastards ever done for you?Trees just sit there sucking up that CO2 we manufacture for them with our Escalades and...

This is ridiculous. It’s been 6 months since Category 5 Hurricane Michael hit. These...

Before cynicism and disdain swallowed modern politics whole, it would have been certain political suicide for any elected leader to blow off helping people...

Meet Florida’s Mean Gang

Along the Panhandle’s Emerald coast, property owners are putting up hostile fences to keep the public off the sugar-sand beaches that everyone has used...

Forced Consent is Cause for Concern

As bills restricting young people’s access to abortion are once again being considered by the Florida Legislature, my thoughts turn to my own children....

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