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My daughter is a seventh grader at Wilkinson Middle School. Recently she came home and asked some very smart questions about genetics, evolution and how it fit with our faith verse other religious … more
All through his high school career, we were astounded at our son, especially when it came to mathematics. We kept wondering if the genes he got that allowed him to make As in International … more
Although he is best known for his 1995 book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, author James Loewen’s Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get … more
For the people of Florida, the end of November is a time to celebrate. It’s when we say goodbye to the Atlantic hurricane season. After 11 years without a direct hit, the past two hurricane … more
As an avid recreational boat owner and sixth-generation Floridian, I know there’s no better way to enjoy our state’s spectacular waters than taking your boat out. And I’m certainly not alone … more
I woke up this morning, thinking: “Bread and Circuses.”In the waning days of the Roman Empire, Emperor Augustus used the State to bribe the poor so they would not riot.The stock market … more
I could say that I’m not good at math, but that would disappoint my fifth grade math teacher, Laura Polk. I could say that I hardly make mistakes, but that would be untruthful and disappoint … more
Mark Twain is credited by some as saying: A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Live greyhound racing is good for Florida and good for the … more
A new poll from Gravis Marketing finds that if Orlando lawyer John Morgan gets into the Florida Governor’s race as an independent candidate, he could spoil the chances of Democrats, and might … more
There is no way to painlessly face death. Better yet, there is no painless way to learn about the death of a dear friend. Last Saturday, around 1 a.m., was that kind of night except this time, … more
Florida is falling behind on criminal justice reform. While a majority of states – including Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas – have adopted comprehensive criminal justice … more
JACKSONVILLE – Republican Wyman Duggan, a Jacksonville lawyer seeking to replace departing Jay Fant in House District 15, scored big in December on two fronts. Duggan finally hit six figures in … more
Adam Putnam may well be Florida’s next Governor, that is unless voters decide his latest idea is straight out of looneyville and start asking serious questions about who he really is. The latest … more
In 2015, the Rick Scott administration removed 13,000 children from the Children’s Medical Services program. CMS is a collection of programs that serve children with special health care … more
Word of the Week is a feature that aims to help readers boost their vocabulary in a meaningful way that has practical application. Each week, our editorial staff presents a word, its definition and … more
5 years ago, 2012Despite a rejection from the Clay County Planning Commission, the Board of County Commissioners moved forward to create an ordinance to allow digital billboards to be erected … more
FloridaPolitics.com There is no place for special favors in our state’s basic charter, the Florida Constitution. Every provision in that document should benefit all of us equally, and … more
Recently, I was touring a friend’s property in the Florida sandhills through beautiful older longleaf pines, with an open understory that is regularly burned. As we came around the corner, two fox … more
Forest fires caused by lightning once played a major role in forming and maintaining much of Florida’s palmetto-pine flatwoods, sandhills, scrub, prairies and wetlands ecosystems. Many species of … more
As a member of Florida’s legal community, I take very seriously any proposed changes to our state’s constitution. In my role as a member of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, I will … more
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