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Word of the Week is a feature that aims to help readers boost their vocabulary in a meaningful way that has practical application. Each week, our editorial staff presents a word, its definition and … more
5 years ago, 2012Despite a rejection from the Clay County Planning Commission, the Board of County Commissioners moved forward to create an ordinance to allow digital billboards to be erected … more
FloridaPolitics.com There is no place for special favors in our state’s basic charter, the Florida Constitution. Every provision in that document should benefit all of us equally, and … more
Recently, I was touring a friend’s property in the Florida sandhills through beautiful older longleaf pines, with an open understory that is regularly burned. As we came around the corner, two fox … more
Mark Twain is credited by some as saying: A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Live greyhound racing is good for Florida and good for the … more
Although he is best known for his 1995 book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, author James Loewen’s Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get … more
Right now, Floridians have a chance to finally put a stop to one of the cruelest “sports” left in America – greyhound racing. Two past Florida Senate Presidents, Tom Lee and Don Gaetz, have … more
The Black Creek Project will provide little benefits to the Keystone Lakes and will waste over $42 million of state resources that could be used to provide real benefits to the areas’ water … more
Having spent a year in Kandahar, Afghanistan where the treatment of women and girls is nothing short of abysmal, I was shocked to read an article in the Florida Bar News, dated November 15, 2017, … more
For the people of Florida, the end of November is a time to celebrate. It’s when we say goodbye to the Atlantic hurricane season. After 11 years without a direct hit, the past two hurricane … more
Did you know that 18-percent of Florida’s death row is made up of veterans of our military services? It is an important fact as we prepare to honor those who have served our country this … more
I can’t remember what I did last Thanksgiving. I’m sure I ate food. I’m sure I spent time with my family. I’m sure I didn’t work that day. I’m sure I did all of these things, but I … more
State Sen. Tom Lee has proposed a constitutional amendment, as a member of the state’s Constitutional Revision Commission, that would end live greyhound racing and allow all 12 of Florida’s … more
When I was young, I wanted to be a writer. I didn’t know what kind of writer, but I knew that I wanted to see words from my head in front of eyes that weren’t mine. I constantly read, scouring … more
TALLAHASSEE – Northeast Florida may have one of its biggest days in some time recently in Tallahassee. State Sen. Audrey Gibson(D-Jacksonville) won a contested election Nov. 6 to become the … more
TALLAHASSEE – After a puppy was beaten to death in Volusia County earlier this year, the fight to give animal abusers harsher penalties is gaining momentum at the state Capitol. And if passed, … more
Most counties in Florida elect their Superintendent of Schools but about 1/3 have chosen to have their Superintendent appointed by their local School Board. Currently, the decision to have an elected … more
Regardless of whether you like or dislike former President Bill Clinton, it’s hard to disagree that when a current or former president visits your city, it’s an historic occasion. His entire … more
Despite having rarely travelled outside of Florida, I’m an unquestionably restless fellow with an insatiable wanderlust marked by a relentless forward inertia that has both plagued and possessed me … more
What I’m about to say won’t go down easily for the most dedicated Florida Democrats. They are the ones who believe they are on a holy quest in 2018 to rescue the state from Republican rule. … more
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