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Susan J. Demas: It’s never our time: Why we won’t have a female president...

The 2020 Democratic presidential race, which, at one point, was brimming with promise with a high water mark of six women contenders, has dwindled...

Florida Republicans remain doggedly clueless about higher education

OCCUPIED TALLAHASSEE – Florida Republicans' disdain for education is matched only by their ignorance of how education works.That doesn’t stop them from screwing around...

In the believe-it-or-not category: Some top Republicans are supporting Dems in the 2020 presidential...

You might wonder why some of Florida’s best known Republican political consultants are way out on a limb in support of Democrats in the...
Florida Capitol

FL lawmakers promote secrecy, while citizens remain in the dark

Some Florida legislators want more privacy.  They’d like to live secretly, in houses where no one can find them.Yes, as dumb as this sounds,...
Florida wetlands

No dang wetland should ever interfere with the pursuit of profit!

OCCUPIED TALLAHASSEE — Stop worrying your pretty little head. The state of Florida knows what’s best for that ecosystem thingamajig, so sit back, relax,...

Remembering when blacks almost never voted and why minorities and ex-felons are still disenfranchised

In South Mississippi where I grew up, Black people almost never voted.The reason was simple: When they were bold enough to try to register,...

Here’s the danger at the heart of Trump’s meddling in the judiciary

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was absolutely right about this much: President Donald Trump has learned his lesson. And he’s learned it by heart.Thanks to the...
Senate organizational session

How sneaky amendments get slipped into innocuous FL legislation (and bad things usually happen)

In a shocking attack on the sovereignty of his own hometown’s government and the will of local people, Republican State Sen. Jeff Brandes has...

When relationships between two political parties were kinder and gentler

Former Senate President Jim Scott, a Republican from Fort Lauderdale, and former Democratic State Rep. Ginger Bass Wetherell, now in their 70’s, are planning...
House

Florida Republicans embrace the heavy-handed Big Government they once derided

OCCUPIED TALLAHASSEE — While our reality show government lurches from atrocity to atrocity, here in the state capital, your imperial Legislature asserts more and...

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