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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: April 15, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Legislators gotta legislate. But it would be nice if they would unlegislate more often.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: April 1, 2014 3:55 AM
 

In my lifelong study of the liberal mental process I've always been amazed at the ability some have to take a totally meaningless talking point or bumper sticker and run with it as if it were a showstopper.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: March 18, 2014 3:55 AM
 

In marshes somewhere south of Lake Helen Blazes, the St. Johns River is formed.

It slowly meanders north – one of only a few rivers in North America that flow in that direction. Near the end of its 300-mile journey it turns east, passes in a broad swath through the city of Jacksonville, and then merges into the Atlantic Ocean.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: March 4, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Anything can happen in politics but is it possible that conservatives in Florida will help depose a conservative governor?

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: February 18, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Big Environment is outraged over the fact that Florida is opposing Big Government's latest outrageous power grab.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: February 4, 2014 3:55 AM
 

School Choice Week this year gave more reason to celebrate than ever.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: January 21, 2014 3:55 AM
 

There's no question that Gov. Rick Scott's pro-business policies are producing results that benefit Florida families, but it is not a one-man show. The Florida Legislature deserves a share of the credit as well.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: January 7, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Media malpractice had become fairly rampant, but major change is in the air.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: December 24, 2013 3:55 AM
 

Most of what could be said about the "Duck Dynasty" flap has been said. My take is this: Liberals are all about rights, real and imaginary. Well, Phil Robertson had a right to express his religious beliefs. Liberals had a right to complain.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: December 10, 2013 3:55 AM
 

Ed Ball, the late head of the duPont trust, had a favorite toast: “Confusion to the enemy.”

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: December 3, 2013 3:55 AM
 

The state of Florida takes in a lot of money every year. Unfortunately, legislators can't spend most of it.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: November 13, 2013 3:55 AM
 

When it comes to socialism, you don't jump in the deep end, in most cases. You start in the shallow end and wade until you are under water.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: October 29, 2013 3:55 AM
 

When voters approved a nicely worded amendment to the state Constitution in 2010 they may have thought the constant squabbling over political districting would be over.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: October 15, 2013 3:55 AM
 

What appears to be just the next evolution of the successful use of standards and accountability that has improved public education in Florida has fostered rather strenuous opposition.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: October 1, 2013 3:55 AM
 

It is astonishing how admittance to the ruling class can change someone.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: September 17, 2013 3:55 AM
 

There is a major pushback brewing against public school reform.

Not unanticipated. The Education Blob has been steaming about efforts to change the status quo, which is money, money, money.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: September 3, 2013 3:55 AM

Conservatives have this in common with sharks and polar bears: They eat their own.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: August 20, 2013 3:55 AM
 

Attendance Thursday at the annual Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) meeting in Palm Beach should be mandatory for politicians.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: August 6, 2013 3:55 AM
 

 

So Tony Bennett gets the boot, and liberals get a gotcha. Hooray.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: July 27, 2013 3:55 AM
 

In his never-ending political campaign, President Obama chose a strange topic for a speech during a whistle-stop in Jacksonville. 

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: July 23, 2013 3:55 AM
 

It appeared that the George Zimmerman trial was over. Then Barack Obama emerged from his office Friday like Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow, and sure enough we are going to have another six weeks of the winter of our discontent. 

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: July 9, 2013 3:55 AM
 

Education is supposed to make people smarter. But the process itself is incredibly stupid.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: June 25, 2013 3:55 AM

Celebrity chef Paula Deen seems to have run into a spot of trouble because she admitted that many years ago she used the word “nigger.”

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: June 11, 2013 3:55 AM

What were they thinking? Legislators this year enacted a law that essentially replaced “college preparatory” instruction with “developmental education.”

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: May 28, 2013 3:55 AM

 

When an outfit announces that it is acting in "the public interest," the public is wise to be wary. 

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: May 14, 2013 3:55 AM

After the 2013 Legislature met, one newspaper ran the standard story bemoaning how the monied interests swayed legislators from the proper path.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: April 30, 2013 3:55 AM
Legislators had a lot of money to play with this year for the first time in a while, so they played.
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: April 16, 2013 3:55 AM

Everyone is focused on the cost of higher education. Few focus on one of the biggest drivers of that cost.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: April 2, 2013 3:55 AM
When a liberal newspaper tells you it is “setting the record straight,” watch out.
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: March 19, 2013 3:55 AM

Almost 40 years ago I covered a meeting of the National League of Cities in Miami and was amused by the astonished, and angry, reactions from delegates from other states when they were briefed on Florida's Government in the Sunshine laws.

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