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A peek at billionaire Harry Sargeant III, a somewhat mysterious figure in FL GOP...

For years,  Florida energy billionaire Harry Sargeant III has been a somewhat mysterious figure who surfaces from time to time in Republican political circles.A...
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This column stinks — and so does the way FL handles its poop

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis held a big event at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, which is the only government facility in the nation...

Grief over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and dread for what comes next

Bereft. That’s the only word I can think of that fits how I felt at the news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. It’s not just...

Handing federal wetlands permitting to FL DEP is an idea that’s all wet

Florida is best known for its gorgeous beaches, but we also have a lot of wetlands. Bogs, swamps, marshes, you name it, we’ve got...

Donald Trump’s and Ron DeSantis’ alternative reality: If you call yourself a ‘great environmentalist’...

You will be thrilled, if perhaps surprised, to hear that Donald Trump is a “great environmentalist.”He said so himself — in Jupiter (the town...
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Vote as if your life depends on it, because this time it does

Whom you vote for matters. Your life and the life of your family depend on you voting for candidates who listen to experts and...

Frank DeFilippo: Are Democrats Mean Enough?

In the great game of politics, Democrats, as a party, lack a mean streak. Too often they seem fixated on agendas, searching for the...

Nature is finding ways to adapt to how we’ve changed the climate. What are...

The speakers at last week's Republican National Convention used a lot of words — nearly 78,000 of them, according to a report in Forbes....

Scare enough people, especially people of color, and Trump might be able to defeat...

Twenty years ago Black voters in Tallahassee complained when law enforcement officials set up road blocks between minority neighborhoods and the precincts where they...

Donald Trump’s RNC was an orgy of nepotism and white panic

A Whiter Shade of Pale: On Day One of the Republican National Convention, Charlie Kirk called Donald Trump “the bodyguard of Western Civilization.”Kirk, a...

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