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A scientist’s reflections on 2020: Can we create a paradigm shift in American governance?

As 2020 comes to a close, I can’t help but feel a small sense of relief and optimism. It’s not because vaccines are arriving,...

As FL manatees try to recuperate, we humans act like wild animals

Last week, when the temperature dropped below 50 degrees in South Florida, the National Weather Service warned everyone in the Miami area to be...
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The Biden administration faces a gargantuan college debt crisis and there’s no perfect solution

Last month, 238 organizations signed a letter to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, beseeching them to get rid of the enormous...

In the twilight of the Trumps, how much of America remains?

When Donald Trump got himself elected president, I decided to look on the bright side, telling myself that our democratic structures — the legislative...

Gov. DeSantis is playing the heavy with people who question his COVID policies

It’s hard to imagine what else Gov. Ron DeSantis could do to embarrass himself and Florida more than his heavy-handed pursuit of those who...

EPA boss plays Santa for Florida developers

I love Christmas — the lights, the tree, the wrapping paper, you name it.I love everything about it, from the herald angels’ singing for...

Sale of newspaper building in capital city is fresh evidence of sad times for...

In a world where the spread of COVID-19 controls much of what we do, it also seems to be adding to the problems facing...

Twenty years on, plan to restore FL’s Everglades runs into climate questions

I’ve been humming the opening lines of a certain Beatles song lately. Why? Because it was 20 years ago today — no, wait, actually...

Never forget the FL leaders who didn’t stand up for democracy following Trump’s reelection...

Remember their names. Remember that they wanted to strip away the votes cast by millions of Americans and allow a man who did not...

FL’s political forecast: Stormy with a chance of idiocy

Along with a jump in coronavirus infections, Florida is suffering a predictible spike in its already sky-high rate of self-defeating idiocy.Witness the newest immigrants...

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