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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.
April 20, 2017 - 8:00am
William Forrester was on disability, and recently had a lung removed due to cancer. After he was unable to obtain painkillers legally, Forrester forged a prescription for 120 oxycodone pills, which he then filled at a drug store. When he did it again, the pharmacist called the doctor to confirm the authenticity of the prescription. After the doctor told the pharmacist he had not authorized the prescription, Forrester was charged with trafficking 15.6 grams of Oxycodone.
April 19, 2017 - 8:00pm
Joe Negron and Frank Artiles
Senate President Joe Negron's immediate response after he heard about Sen. Frank Artiles' racial slur and other defamatory remarks delivered to fellow senators at the Governor's Club wasn't good enough.
April 20, 2017 - 6:00am
“In God We Trust," which is one of the main legacies of the longest serving member in Congress in Florida’s history, is under attack. 
April 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
Syrian President Bashar al Assad is being read out of the human race, and the Trump administration seems to have done a 180-degree turn on the necessity for “regime change” in Syria because Assad used horrible, horrible! weapons against civilians, including helpless little babies.
April 18, 2017 - 8:00am
Jim Crow is alive and well and living within the Florida Democratic Party, only this time it isn't where you think it is. 
April 18, 2017 - 6:00am
Let's be honest. Rick Scott does hold the cards. He really is the man with "a partner in the White House." 
April 17, 2017 - 5:15pm
It’s important to me that as the Legislature has progressed on President Negron’s priority Lake Okeechobee bill, I give an update on how I believe we should be funding our environment and conversations I have been having with the Trump Administration.
April 16, 2017 - 6:15pm
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.
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