SSN on Facebook
SSN on Twitter
SSN on YouTube
RSS Feed



August 26, 2016 - 7:00am
Bernie Sanders never understood the epic quality of the Clinton scandals. In his first debate, he famously dismissed the email issue, it being beneath the dignity of a great revolutionary to deal in things so tawdry and straightforward.
August 24, 2016 - 10:00pm
Why doesn't U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy own up? Act like a grown up. If he's under investigation, he should level with Florida voters.
August 24, 2016 - 8:30pm
Nowhere do competing interests engage in lustier arguments over how much land should be in public ownership than in Florida.
August 24, 2016 - 7:00am
When I wrote the headline "Hillary's heel," I was thinking of Achilles, not Bill, though the former president is usually within nipping range of his wife's pantsuit hem.
August 24, 2016 - 6:00am
Annette Taddeo
Poor Annette Taddeo. She may be the CD 26 candidate the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee anointed in the primary, but she sure could use a lift right now.
August 23, 2016 - 8:15am
How much is too much land for a state to own? 
August 23, 2016 - 7:00am
When my syndicate editor told me a few clients had been asking, Don't you have anyone over there who can write something positive about Donald Trump?, I thought, well, that could be fun.
August 22, 2016 - 5:15pm
There's open speculation about the end of Florida orange juice. Disease is slaying Tampa's swaying palm trees. Family farms are going on the auction block. Not enough kids have access to 4-H clubs.
August 22, 2016 - 6:00am
Randy Perkins
There are enough candidates running for the CD 18 seat to field a football team, so you'd think I could wait to single one out until after the August primaries. Normally, I would.
August 20, 2016 - 11:00am
Signs similar to this one have been banned in front of beachfront property in Walton County
Walton County's new blanket ban on signs on private beach property violates a retired couple's First Amendment free-speech rights, Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Christina Martin told me Friday.
August 19, 2016 - 7:00am
This week Russian bombers flew out of Iranian air bases to attack rebel positions in Syria. The State Department pretended not to be surprised. It should be. It should be alarmed. Iran's intensely nationalistic revolutionary regime had never permitted foreign forces to operate from its soil. Until now.
August 20, 2016 - 6:00am
President Benjamin Harrison
With Mike Pence becoming the latest vice presidential hopeful from Indiana and that state hosting an important Senate contest, it’s as good a time as any to ponder the only president the Hoosier State ever produced. 
August 19, 2016 - 6:00am
More evidence that ridding Lake Okeechobee of phosphorus has no simple answer.
August 18, 2016 - 7:00am
Once upon a time, a scantily clad lass padding down a beach might cause a riot -- at least of eyeballs eager to extend the sidelong glance.
August 17, 2016 - 9:00am
In the immediate aftermath of World War II the German state of Bavaria wrote a new  constitution stating that all economic activity should serve the common good.  This was a direct response to the fascism that triggered the war, the Great Depression that gave rise to fascism and the laissez-faire economic and financial system that brought on the Great Depression.

Opinion Poll

Do you think Florida needs to buy more land?
Older pollsResults