What Are Voters Angry About?

Sep 18, 2016

During this long and bizarre campaign season we have been repeatedly told that voters are really angry, that they have no trust in government and want to throw the bums out. This was the...

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Party Switching More Common Than You Might Think...

Sep 13, 2014

Much has been made of former Gov. Charlie Crist changing parties from Republican to Independent to Democrat. But is that a bad thing? Many believe if Crist had run for reelection in 2010 as...

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Florida This Week for June 27, 2014

Jun 27, 2014

“This week: Republicans say Charlie Crist needs to release his wife’s tax returns; The GOP is demanding that an ad attacking Governor Rick Scott be pulled from the airwaves; About one-third of the legislature...

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Medical Marijuana: Floridians Focus on the Suffering, Not the Politics...

Feb 1, 2014

It’s been a long, hard road, but proponents of the citizens’ initiative to place medical marijuana on the Florida ballot in November got some good news. The Florida Supreme Court, on a close 4-3...

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My 2014 Political Wish List

Jan 1, 2014

As 2013 came to a close, many of us reflected on what transpired over the past year and what changes we would like to make in our personal lives. For those who follow politics,...

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House Republicans Own This Mess

Oct 1, 2013

Seriously, what the hell happened to my party? I watched in disbelief as my Republican Party, the party of fiscal responsibility and personal responsibility, gleefully caused the federal government to shut down. Most pundits...

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Florida Republicans Should Have a Choice in 2014...

Sep 24, 2013

I’ve been known to speak my mind. Whether it was as a member of the Florida Legislature or as a columnist, I have frequently expressed opinions, some of which are fairly provocative or even...

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Session’s Ending: Chess, Poker, Lots of Hide & Seek...

May 2, 2013

Surely with a Republican governor, Senate and House, the legislative session will run smoothly, and agreement, cooperation and mutual goals will highlight a timely and successful conclusion. To the average observer, it’s hard to...

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