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Andrew Gillum Doesn't Want to Make the Election about Race ... Anybody Buy It?

September 5, 2018 - 2:45pm
Andrew Gillum

Over Labor Day weekend news broke that in areas of Florida residents received automated phone calls of a disturbing nature. The recording came from a pretend Andrew Gillum, Democratic candidate for governor. The voice and the words were degradingly racist. The New York Times described jungle drums and monkey noises playing in the background. 

COUNTERPOINT: Vacuous Wisdom of 'Dog Whistle' Theory Exposes an Empty Agenda

August 31, 2018 - 5:00pm

By now most have become familiar with -- if not fatigued by -- the Ron DeSantis monkey-line-heard-’round-the-world.

Attorney General Race Will Pit Republican Ashley Moody against Democrat Sean Shaw

August 28, 2018 - 10:45pm
Ashley Moody and Sean Shaw

In the Republican primary for attorney general -- a surprisingly bitter TV campaign -- Circuit Court Judge Ashley Moody defeated state Rep. Frank White, 57 percent to 43 percent, while on the Democratic side, consumer advocate Sean Shaw scored a runaway victory, 73 percent to 27 percent, over attorney Ryan Torrens.

Primary Voters Might Want to Look at the Trends and Vote to Win in November

August 21, 2018 - 6:00am
Adam Putnam, Gwen Graham and Ron DeSantis

As Florida gubernatorial candidates in both parties burn money and gobble up ad space, we can see some trends shaping up. 

Miami Dolphins Players Take a Knee, Police Unions Walk

August 15, 2018 - 6:00am
Dolphin Robert Quinn Aug. 9 during the National Anthem

Before the first 2017 preseason game Aug. 9, during the National Anthem, Miami Dolphins players Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson both took a knee, and their teammate Robert Quinn even raised a fist. After no players took such action during the Hall of Fame Game Aug. 2, this becomes a sign of things to come this season. 

Parkland Parents Gradually Begin to Delve into Political Races

August 14, 2018 - 3:30pm
Andrew Pollack speaks out

Last week gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine, the former Miami Beach mayor, began running TV ads. The move expands his run statewide. And the two-week ad buy is significant, beyond the fact that polls have Levine trailing Gwen Graham: It marks one of the first times we see parents from the Parkland shooting tragedy directly endorsing a specific candidate.

State Senator Calls the Cops on Reporters

August 13, 2018 - 6:00am
Daphne Campbell and Sarah Blaskey

You know how the national media love to make fun of Florida. They're going to have a field day with the state senator who called the cops on a reporter for questioning her during a public forum. And it's not even the first time she tried to get a reporter arrested.

As Bill Nelson Lags, The New York Times Turns into His PR Firm

August 8, 2018 - 6:00am
Bill Nelson

There are certain signs that indicate a politician’s campaign is mired. Sometimes they change messaging, other times a media blitz occurs -- or maybe they become particularly vocal and ever-present with a breaking news item. These are signs a candidate has recognized a need to become more visible to the voters.

Anti-Gun Protests Focus on NRA when More Evidence Shows Local Problems

August 7, 2018 - 12:30am
Saturday's National March on the NRA in Fairfax, Va.

In the months following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the citizens of Broward County have been subjected to ever-growing evidence community leaders have been culpable -- or at a minimum, neglectful in their duties. Now we learn of more problems, even as the focus of activists continues to be elsewhere.

Numbers Tell the Story: Students' Anti-Gun Movement Has Mostly Backfired

July 25, 2018 - 10:00am
March for Our Lives, Washington, March 24, 2018

In the wake of the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, we have been treated to a near-constant barrage of media coverage about the anti-gun movement. But has all that airtime been effective? Has it dissuaded Americans from gun ownership, resulted in changed laws and changed hearts and minds?

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