How to Fix Florida’s Elections Mess...

Dec 14, 2012

To fix a problem, you first need to understand it. After the November election, Florida was the last state to tally votes and certify results. Embarrassed, the governor, secretary of state and legislative leaders...

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Ruling Shows How Legislative Shortcut Misused...

Dec 6, 2012

For the Florida Legislature to function fairly, efficiently, and transparently, there are rules and procedures in place for lawmakers to follow when conducting the people’s business. The Legislature is expected to make policy decisions...

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Will Legislative Ethics Reform Be Meaningful Reform?...

Nov 29, 2012

The election is over, new legislators convened in Tallahassee and the incoming leadership of the Florida House and Senate are making ethics reform a top priority. Hooray, yippee, Hallelujah! Since leaving the Florida Senate...

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Republicans can look to Florida for some post-election lessons...

Nov 14, 2012

Since the election, there has been much soul searching and punditry concerning the state of the Republican Party. What is astounding is that most of what is being discussed should have been obvious to...

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Florida GOP Needs to Stop Infighting, Widen Base...

Nov 8, 2012

After the most expensive presidential election in history produced unsatisfactory results, it’s time for the Grand Old Party to take a long, hard look at where we are and how we got here. President...

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Conservatives Taking Aim at Three Supreme Court Justices...

Oct 26, 2012

As the election nears, voters are taking a look at this year’s lengthy ballot. Amid the clutter is a terribly troubling power play by elements of the Florida Republican Party. Some conservatives are urging...

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Debates tied, showdown in Boca

Oct 18, 2012

With two of the three presidential debates behind us, the score is tied with Gov. Mitt Romney handily winning the first and President Barack Obama rebounding strongly in the second matchup Tuesday night. This...

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Addressing “Voter Fraud” or Causing It?...

Oct 11, 2012

We enjoy many freedoms in America because “we the people” choose our leaders though open and fair elections. Previous generations have battled for the right to vote due to their race or gender. And...

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