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May 2, 2017 - 8:15am
The stool Gov. Lawton Chiles held up during his 1991 inaugural address
Poking the bear is always a bad idea, especially when he's bigger than you. Especially when his name is Rick Scott. And, dare I say it, especially when he's right.
May 1, 2017 - 7:00am
Donald Trump couldn't be more relieved than this columnist for the end of the blasted first 100 days.
April 30, 2017 - 10:00am
Dear Senator Baxley, About your statement that a Florida Slavery Memorial would "celebrate defeat" -- your opportunity to kill a tribute the entire Florida House voted for: There are those who are giving you the benefit of the doubt.  I'm not one of them.
April 28, 2017 - 8:00am
The following video is Rep. Katie Edwards' impassioned plea to Rep.
April 28, 2017 - 8:00am
Medical marijuana seems to be the topic du jour as the Legislature is getting ready for its final week of session.
April 27, 2017 - 9:00am
"Kristy Fuss today" "Kristy Fuss, age 12, Christmas 1989"
In this month of legislative apology for atrocities done to child victims, there's a forgotten group of survivors out there. And they're asking, "What about us? Where is our apology?"
April 26, 2017 - 4:15pm
A lot of time and attention in schools is focused on the well-known “Three Rs”:  reading, writing and arithmetic.  These are considered the foundations of a basic-skills oriented education program and are seen as the areas of core-competency children must master in order to progress in their education and—ultimately—succeed in life.  However, there is a 4th “R” that is essential to the foundation of a child’s education and development.  An “R” that we often forget or take for granted:  Recess.
April 26, 2017 - 6:00am
Nothing could be more confusing than fees charged by hospitals and doctors. There are many reasons why hospitals would like to keep it that way.
April 25, 2017 - 6:00am
Cary Pigman
In a House of Representatives that makes a priority of members behaving ethically, how is it Rep. Cary Pigman gets to come back from a DUI arrest where his dishonor and dishonesty were on full dash-cam display -- and carry on as if nothing happened?
April 24, 2017 - 11:45am
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah, we honor the memory of the six million Jews and other political, religious, and social minorities who were murdered in the worst genocide in human history. We take this moment to not only pledge to never let their memory fade, but solemnly rededicate ourselves to never allowing something so evil and heinous to occur again.
April 24, 2017 - 7:00am
Foreign leaders and local interlocutors, aka pundits, might as well take a vacation for the next few minutes until Donald Trump's next foreign policy "strategy" surfaces from deep within his amygdala.
April 24, 2017 - 6:00am
Happy Birthday, Frank Artiles. 
April 22, 2017 - 9:30pm
Pat Neal
It took me less than five minutes with Pat Neal over a cup of coffee at the Doubletree in Tallahassee to see why he and Gov. Rick Scott are such good friends.
April 22, 2017 - 7:00am
Three months ago, State Trooper Jonathan Otto, 33, of the Arizona Department of Public Safety pulled over a car that had caught his attention by traveling 104 miles per hour long after midnight, just south of Kingman. He smelled marijuana in the car. It was driven by a man with an adult female wearing only lingerie. Their passenger was a female juvenile whose fake document showed her to be 18. She was, Otto says, "not wearing a whole lot of clothing."
April 20, 2017 - 12:15pm
Frank Artiles is a racist lunatic. That is obvious. He is also a coward. That is obvious. He seems to pick on people who are smaller physically than he is.

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