Let's hope lawmakers whose heads are turned by the Everglades Foundation's "buy the land" bus tour and petition drive also saw Thursday's South Florida Water Management District news.
November 4, 2016 - 8:30am
November 4, 2016 - 8:45am
Amid the chaos of a national election season, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s going on at home here in Florida. This year, all 40 of Florida’s state Senate seats and all 120 seats in the state House of Representatives are up for re-election -- though, granted, a few seats were uncontested.
November 4, 2016 - 6:00am
FBI Director James Comey has caused consternation by his public actions. There is much discussion trying to understand what is really going on. One explanation, I believe, is that Director Comey is at war with the Justice Department.
November 3, 2016 - 6:00am
For the second time during Election 2016, the Republican Party of Florida rose to protect the vote in the Sunshine State -- and won.
November 3, 2016 - 7:00am
The last place -- and I do mean the very last place -- any candidate wants to be is in the frame with Anthony Weiner.
November 3, 2016 - 6:00am
With the presidential election in its final days and Game Seven of the World Series looming that evening, it was easy to ignore Ken Babby announcing on Wednesday the Jacksonville Suns would change their name to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
November 2, 2016 - 10:00pm
There are two starkly different paths for America in 2016. One with a robust economy with a vision from a successful businessman and one from a decades-old political insider who will continue the flat-lined economy which President Obama implemented.
November 2, 2016 - 7:00am
As the presidential campaigns sink to the challenge of demonstrating that there is no such thing as rock bottom, remember this: When the Clintons decamped from Washington in January 2001, they took some White House furnishings that were public property. They also finished accepting more than $190,000 in gifts, including two coffee tables and two chairs, a $7,375 gratuity from Denise Rich, whose fugitive former husband had been pardoned in President Clinton's final hours.
November 2, 2016 - 6:00am
These days, in order to keep costs down the vast majority of insurance plans use the model that limits the hospitals or physicians from whom patients can get medical services.
November 1, 2016 - 6:00am
My bet is, U.S. Rep. John Mica is about to be vindicated. You might remember the Republican congressman from Central Florida took it on the chin after he questioned FBI Director James Comey during a July 9 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.
October 31, 2016 - 7:00am
One more week, give or take.
October 31, 2016 - 10:00am
It’s fashionable these days to hear that medical pot -- Amendment 2 -- is going to win at the ballot box and become a part of our Constitution. Not so fast.
October 30, 2016 - 10:00am
Despite the Florida Democratic Party providing President Barack Obama with a list of Democratic legislative candidates that included Lisa Montelione running for House District 63, the Hillsborough County Democratic Black Caucus said not so fast.
October 29, 2016 - 6:00am
This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.
October 28, 2016 - 7:00am
Last week, the U.N.'s premier cultural agency, UNESCO, approved a resolution viciously condemning Israel (referred to as "the Occupying Power") for various alleged trespasses and violations of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Except that the resolution never uses that term for Judaism's holiest shrine. It refers to and treats it as an exclusively Muslim site, a deliberate attempt to eradicate its connection -- let alone its centrality -- to the Jewish people and Jewish history.