During the past spring's legislative session in Tallahassee, state lawmakers in a bipartisan effort passed House Joint Resolution 931, the student appointment to the Florida Board of Governors (BOG). This resolution will take the form of Amendment 12 on this year’s ballot.
Back in May, I wrote a column laying out possible scenarios for the 2012 campaign different from the conventional wisdom that it would be a long, hard slog through a fixed list of target states like the race in 2004.
In the final debate, liberal CBS anchorman Bob Schieffer did it right. He moderated without asserting his own political opinions. Indeed, if this was all you had as a compass, you'd never know where he leaned. It was a welcome change from the Raddatz and Crowley libfests.
Despite its name, Amendment 10, titled “Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption,” refers to a tax that businesses pay. It applies to any equipment used to earn income, like furniture, fixtures, machinery, tools, shelving and signs.
Just how badly did CNN's Candy Crowley destroy her first (and hopefully last) attempt as a presidential debate moderator? More than 65 million people saw that she is to debate moderation as CNN is to "news."
Most political pundits know that presidential debates, particularly these absurd "town hall" debacles, are more about who makes a gaffe or has an "oops moment" than about who brings the better policy to the table.
President Obama presented himself to the nation in 2008 as something new -- a change agent who would bring fresh ideas to our national challenges and solve problems in a post-partisan, unifying fashion.