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What happened at the treasured Big Cypress National Preserve was “horrendous”

The Big Cypress National Preserve is a soggy wonder -- a place that is, as nature writer Jeff Ripple once noted, one of the...

Rick Scott, a man of no sympathy for “whiners who lost their little jobs”...

Florida’s junior US senator is quite a guy–as he’d be the first to tell you. He’s worth over $250 million, and you’re not.Rick Scott...

In the wooded silence, a time to rethink: How can we shift our politics...

SOMEWHERE ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL -- We’d been climbing steadily uphill for 25 minutes, a deceptively arduous mile, with the sweat pooling in the...

Some people (such as Ron DeSantis and former Gov. Rick Scott) just have no...

In Tallahassee when folks talk about The Moon, they are usually referring to a nightclub just about a mile from the state Capitol.No, I’m...

Lacking proper protective equipment is similar to soldiers on a battlefield with no weapon...

I, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;...

Talking to a screen is not the same as talking to human beings in...

PLAGUE-RAVAGED TALLAHASSEE—I’m in the middle of talking to my senior literature students about Ralph Ellison’s great novel Invisible Man when the cat sticks his...

Coronavirus should bring a season of transparency

If you aspired to be a great leader, would you send your team into harm’s way with incomplete or inaccurate information? What would happen...

A decade after the BP oil spill: Sick fish, Gulf pollution, and human health...

On March 31, 2010, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich visited St. Petersburg’s Vinoy hotel to give a speech where he talked about how safe...

There’s no approved cure for COVID-19, but charlatans are trying to take advantage of...

Do not download a new “Social Distancing’’ App that promises to detect the presence of the coronavirus when it’s too close to you.Forget about...

Does Florida still need that trio of billion-dollar toll roads?

Florida’s controversial new toll roads hit a potential roadblock this week.Two of them are supposed to cut through rural Levy County, near Ocala. But...

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