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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: June 17, 2014 3:55 AM
 

A small but mighty human force in the Everglades is doing more for Florida with skilled hands and good will than all the misguided billionaires with their causes and cash poking into Florida's election business.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: June 13, 2014 3:55 AM
 

The governor putting his signature on a bill Thursday that changes how the state references the Korean and Vietnam wars completed a stroke of symbolic poetry -- not just for me, but for all Floridians who lost family and friends or fought in either of those wars. 

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: June 11, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Don't think what happened to Eric Cantor and the GOP machine Tuesday in Virginia couldn't happen to Charlie Crist and the Democratic Party power players in Florida.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: June 6, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Look closely at the pretty words in Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment. I think you'll find what I did -- the polar opposite of conservative values and common sense.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: June 3, 2014 3:55 AM
 

It probably pained Peter Schorsch to say it, but his observation in a Sunday blog about why Rick Scott has overtaken Charlie Crist in the latest polls is so direct, so simple, so spot-on it's like the SaintPetersBlog guru threw a can of paint in my face.

How right he is.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 30, 2014 3:55 AM
 

The Teflon is starting to peel off Charlie Crist like a cheap frying pan. All of a sudden he isn't oozing charm on the big stage, getting away with empty good-guyisms, hail-fellow jokes and pie-in-the-sky promises. He's sweating.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 21, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Florida Gov. Rick Scott takes plenty of ridicule -- you might even say a fair amount of disdain -- for his "laser-focus" on jobs and the economy. But like it or not, he's on the same page as millions of Americans who cite joblessness as the A-No. 1, top problem in the nation.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 12, 2014 3:55 AM
 

As often as I smack the Tampa Bay Times with a wooden plank, I have to admit not many news organizations can beat Florida's largest-circulation newspaper for doing what all of us in the media should do -- pluck the humbugs out of candidates' resumes and report them.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 6, 2014 3:55 AM
 

If environmental groups have learned anything over the last 100 years, it's that they're more effective stopping things than making things happen.

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