The latest poll in the St. Petersburg mayoral race from St. Pete Polls (shown below) has former mayor Rick Baker winning 39 percent of the black vote. Current mayor Rick Kriseman is only getting 28 percent of the black vote.
July 31, 2017 - 3:00pm
July 31, 2017 - 8:45am
Our elections are supposed to be the greatest opportunity to make our voices heard in deciding who we send to Tallahassee. We expect that the people we elect will represent the voters that elected them to office. Unfortunately, the Florida Legislature has become a body that represents the special interest that contributes the most money to their election efforts.
July 31, 2017 - 7:00am
Looking, as prudent people are disinclined to do, on the bright side, there are a few vagrant reasons for cheerfulness, beginning with this: Summer love is sprouting like dandelions. To the list of history's sublime romances -- Abelard and Heloise, Romeo and Juliet, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy -- add the torrid affair between Anthony Scaramucci and Donald Trump. The former's sizzling swoon for the latter is the most remarkable public display of hormonal heat since -- here a melancholy thought intrudes -- Jeff Sessions tumbled into love with Trump. Long ago. Last year.
July 28, 2017 - 7:00am
Transparency, thy name is Trump, Donald Trump. No filter, no governor, no editor lies between his impulses and his public actions. He tweets, therefore he is.
July 26, 2017 - 9:00am
Donald Trump gets a break today. Instead of the political paparazzi circling the White House, they'll be chasing down Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Well, some of them, anyway.
July 26, 2017 - 6:00am
Since 2005, Americans have been warned about microscopic border crossers carried in with refugees and illegal immigrants, bringing diseases previously eradicated or rarely seen here.
July 26, 2017 - 8:30am
While perusing some educational statistics compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics, I began to think through just how we possibly got ourselves into many of the social, civic and political conundrums in which we now find ourselves. As always, education matters.
July 24, 2017 - 6:45pm
George Sheldon is already in Miami heading up the private adoption and child services agency, Our Kids. But his departure from Illinois doesn't mean an end to the investigation into the mess the former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services director left behind. It goes on apace.
July 24, 2017 - 6:00am
The best way to measure the effectiveness of term limits is seeing how often politicians grumble about it. If they’re complaining a lot, then you’ve likely got a great term limit in place.
July 22, 2017 - 11:30am
Waste Management is used to getting its own way.
July 22, 2017 - 7:00am
It is said that America's armed forces have been stressed by 16 years of constant warfare, the longest such in the nation's history. For the Air Force, however, the high tempo of combat operations began 26 years ago, with enforcement of the no-fly zone in Iraq after Desert Storm. With an acute pilot shortage, particularly in the fighter pilot community, and with a shortfall approaching 4,000 among maintenance and staffing personnel, the service is, as Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson says, "too small for what the nation expects of it."
July 20, 2017 - 3:30pm
It’s been said that education is "the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” But Tallahassee has transformed that golden door into lead when it comes to the finances of many school districts across Florida.
July 19, 2017 - 3:30pm
Frank Brogan climbed a very tall career ladder in Florida that took him from classroom teacher to chancellor of the State University System, always by exceeding expectations.
July 18, 2017 - 6:30pm
Environmentalists cry foul when South Florida Water Management District back-pumps floodwater into Lake Okeechobee to spare wildlife and threatened Glades communities.
July 19, 2017 - 6:00am
As Congress struggles to do something about the Obamacare disaster, senators may be getting calls pleading, “Don’t take my health-care away!” But the more influential voices will be whispering, “Don’t take my Obamacare dollars away!”