Whatever the merits of Medicaid expansion and other low-income health-care programs in Florida, the recent kurfuffel illustrates one downside of getting “free” money from the federal government.
The question remaining after Jacksonville's city elections Tuesday is, was Alvin Brown a one-hit wonder?
In virtually every state where reformers are trying to give children – especially poor, minority children – a better chance in life, the Education Blob is vigorously opposing that goal.
California's mismanagement of its water -- and government in general -- is benefiting Florida, but the Sunshine State needs to make sure it doesn't begin making the same errors.
When will Florida's elected politicians get the gumption to do something about public employee pensions that are eating the taxpayers alive?
Florida legislators have a choice on a key piece of legislation this year: Do something that makes sense or do something supported by the left.
In 2002, Florida voters were assured by the liberal media that reducing the size of classes in the public schools would improve educational outcomes.
Was Jacksonville's “historic” mayor a flash in the pan?
A liberal columnist at a South Florida newspaper doesn't like Fox News. Shocker, huh?
Gov. Rick Scott has managed to trump the liberal lobby for Big Education by proposing a record funding level for the public schools next year.
“I am excited to announce I will actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States.” -- Jeb Bush
Defending the indefensible is a job only a lame duck should undertake.
Law enforcement has been taking a beating, and it is getting worse. Police in New York City are being warned that a group of black militants is planning to murder police officers on duty.
One of the more delicious aspects of the recent election is that the biggest supporter of Democrats – the powerful teachers' union bosses – may have cost Democrats the election.
There's no need to rehash the election of last week -- or The Great Leap Forward, as we call it on the First Coast. It was what it was.
There's unrest in the left-wing world of South Florida. Some are so dissatisfied that they want to break away and form their own state.
Once in a while, government does something right.
Putting aside, for the moment, the incident in Ferguson, Mo., there is evidence that police work has changed dramatically and not always for the better.
The argument over funding of the public schools in Florida drones on, generating far more heat than light.
For all the angst over redistricting, the truth is, there is no way to have perfect voting districts.
There may be another incumbent-tossing in the wind for Northeast Florida.
Both of the leading candidates for governor are hammering away at each other over education funding.
An election is coming. The indicator is not the number of robins or the actions of a groundhog, but the fact that liberals are dealing race cards right and left.
With the contest for the governor's seat looming, Florida is waiting with bated breath to find out what Charlie Crist will use for his campaign theme.
One of the joys of living in Florida is the diversity. We have every kind of exotic and invasive species imaginable, from the Burmese python to the liberal retiree.
The end of the world may be nigh: Uber-liberal politician Sandy D'Alemberte and I agree on something. It is that state Sen. John Thrasher would be a great president for Florida State University.
There are two strikes going against former Gov. Jeb Bush if he decides to run for president in 2016, according to what is termed conventional wisdom.
Florida is, once again, safe. The Florida Legislature has adjourned.
There's an old saying: When the horse dies, dismount. But despite the demise of a faithful old equine ridden by liberals for decades, the left refuses to stop flogging it unmercifully.
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