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Andrew Gillum

A Black man who could become Florida’s next governor

In the 399 years that Black people have been in this country, only a handful of African Americans have been elected governor of a...
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Island in the Storm: A letter from St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge on the...

Editor's note: This article was originally published by SIERRA magazine.It is noon on Wednesday, October 10. The eye-wall of Hurricane Michael has neared the...

A plea for civility

As I watched one Facebook friend question the intelligence and morals of another in the raging debate over the appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh...
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The politics of disaster, Florida-style

Hurricane Michael hasn’t hit land and it’s already political. Not only is the general election around the corner, but one full-time Tallahassee resident (Democrat...
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A unique environmental plan for Florida: Gillum promises to actually crack down on polluters

Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum released his environmental policy last week, and it differs markedly from his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis in many...
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Florida’s racist legacy and today’s throwback politics

Florida pretends it’s not part of the South. Florida pretends it’s some Neverland of palms and pastels, beaches and theme parks full of talking...
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Central Florida Republican Party officeholders posting hate speech and conspiracies on Facebook

Some officials of the Republican Party’s Central Florida branch have been trafficking in hate speech and conspiracy theories on Facebook – including a  horrible...

Citizens rising up against the Florida Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott, and private property zealots

There’s a citizen uprising happening in the Panhandle’s Walton County. So far, about 8,000 people have signed sworn affidavits asserting that they use the...
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Football’s female problem

It’s college football season, the time of year when men holler at television screens, women roll their eyes, and a good hunk of Florida’s...

No FL governor in modern times has been more secretive than Rick Scott

“No Scheduled Events.”Day after day, that’s the schedule sent out by Gov. Rick Scott as he travels the state campaigning for the U.S. Senate.It’s...

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