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Scott Israel Said to Be Preparing for His End as Broward Sheriff

January 10, 2019 - 6:00am
Scott Israel

The buzz in Broward County is, Sheriff Scott Israel knows his removal might well be new Gov. Ron DeSantis' next priority. 

Inaugural Parade Would Just Have Slowed Him Down, DeSantis Says

January 8, 2019 - 8:30am
Ron DeSantis

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis has a busy Tuesday as he officially becomes installed as Florida’s 46th governor. While some traditional events are slated to take place, one item has been scratched from the inaugural agenda -- the parade.

Miami Dolphins' Quinn Learned No Lessons, Complains About Anthem Protest Apathy

January 7, 2019 - 6:00am
Robert Quinn protesting
For years now the National Football League has grappled with the swirling controversy over players kneeling or otherwise staging a personal protest during the National Anthem. Initiated most recently by Colin Kaepernick, then of the San Francisco 49ers, a number of players adopted his kneeling activism. This led to fan backlash, and surprisingly a dip in game attendance and ratings in the aftermath.

DeSantis Might Want to Thank a Demographic Few Republicans Claim: Black Females

December 5, 2018 - 6:00am
St. Andrews Catholic near Orlando

Here in Broward, we are still caught in the Mobius Strip that is the career of former Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes. But believe it or not,  actual election experts here are still poring over the metrics of the election.

NASA’s Uncertain Orbit Following the Midterms

November 29, 2018 - 6:00am
Kennedy Space Center

Following the midterm elections, Florida’s senatorial result and the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives means there are questions in the balance for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Not only did the most prominent -- though not the most politically adept -- “space politician” end up losing, but so did some prominent fixtures on committees overseeing budgets that directly concern NASA.

Florida’s Most Expensive Race Was Also One of the Closest

November 24, 2018 - 6:00am
Janet Cruz and Dana Young

With all of the drama, turmoil, embarrassment and legal wrangling surrounding the recounting of ballots in South Florida, a far more dramatic race on Florida’s other coast was easily overlooked. 

The Bill Nelson Postmortem: It Wasn't Voter Suppression After All

November 21, 2018 - 6:00am
Bill Nelson

To the surprise of many following the debacle of the machine counts, the state-mandated hand counting of ballots went relatively well. By the weekend the process was completed in near-competent fashion and the races were declared over. Though he did concede in private with winner Rick Scott, departing Sen. Bill Nelson also gave a farewell video message.

Democrat Pam Keith Accidentally Praises Rick Scott's Economy

November 19, 2018 - 6:00am
Pam Keith

I know it's probably a losing proposition to take political advice from a candidate who couldn't even clear her party primary. But sometimes the wisdom (or lack thereof) is too much to simply walk past. Sometimes you do have to point out the farcical theory being offered.

The Ongoing Disdain Bill Nelson Shows For Election Laws

November 16, 2018 - 6:00am

The rhetoric is always pointed, and the emotions so quickly brought to the surface. Frequently, if not outright consistently, the accusation from Democrats is that the GOP often engages in voter suppression, vote tampering, or voter fraud. These charges are leveled by politicians, and they are echoed fervently by the media. Note the lack of application of evidence, or lack of curiosity of the rules. Frequently the call for election officials to follow the law is what is signaled as “suppression”. 

Brenda Snipes Continues to Make Her Own Air-Tight Case for Removal

November 13, 2018 - 6:00am
Brenda Snipes

Choose your metaphor: Nosing a plane down towards a mountain side, steering a ship into an iceberg, jumping the tracks and plunging off of a train trestle. Any one of these disasters is apt symbolism for the Broward County Board of Elections overseeing a recount. The primary reason is, the disaster's pilot, captain or engineer is Supervisor Of Elections Brenda Snipes.

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