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Voting in Florida is a right, not a privilege. And since life today doesn’t run at the same pace as it did back when Ozzie met Harriett (look it up, kids), the government should make it as easy … more
It was a day of solidarity and unity and it sent a huge message to those in elected office in 2016. Hundreds of Clay County teachers crammed into the Teacher Training Center at Fleming Island High … more
Property tax limits thwart funding in public services that boost opportunity while exacerbating racial and economic inequities. Those are the findings of a new report by the Washington, D.C.-based, … more
“Homelessness” should not be in the 21st Century lexicon of the wealthiest nation on Earth. On my drive into Jacksonville this morning, I was grateful for many things: a beautiful day, a … more
JACKSONVILLE – It’s a measure of how dubious President Donald Trump’s performance was at the Helsinki summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin that even Republicans who proudly campaigned with … more
I wonder if GOP gubernatorial candidates Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis are feeling a little queasy. It was a quite the global spectacle Monday, watching President Donald Trump all but genuflect to … more
SOE: please reconsider voter purgeI hope you have had time to reconsider your planned action as reported in Clay Today and Passagemaker on 7/7/2018 to disenfranchise thousands of St Brendan’s … more
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well, really of every two and four years. Yes, that amazing tenet of democracy is once again upon us when we, as free citizens, are given the … more
This cycle, our firm has worked with dozens of Republican campaigns from Cabinet positions to Congress. One advantage of our workload has been an opportunity to see the results of dozens of polls and … more
Where do cruisers get to vote, then?My husband and I retired from the State of Maryland in 2004; we became full-time cruisers (Florida to The Bahamas) and since 2011 we are full-time RV-ers, … more
It’s unfortunate that I write these words, but crime is a fact of life. And, in our modern world, it seems that mass shootings are happening so often in our country now that it’s too easy … more
There is a term in the Florida Administrative Procedure Act for when a state agency goes rogue and refuses to follow a legislative statute: “an invalid exercise of delegated legislative … more
The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the James Madison Institute were among the groups discussing this year’s iteration of the Caruthers Institute … more
It happened again. Over the past two weeks, I’ve gotten a hard lesson on how important crime information is to our readers. This time, it started with the June 14 edition of Clay Today. That … more
This Week in history [Photo gallery]
5 years ago, 2013After deliberating six hours, a four-man, two-woman jury convicted a Jacksonville man of two counts of second-degree murder. Cornelius Walston, 30, of Jacksonville, had been on trial … more
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