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Governor Scott: The Second Coming of Jeb Bush

September 30, 2016 - 1:00pm

Gov. Jeb Bush was universally acclaimed for his steadfast leadership during the torrent of hurricanes that ravaged Florida during his terms in office. And, indeed, he deserves everyone’s praise, because he did a remarkable job preparing Florida for hurricanes. But then he really shone by getting into the details of helping communities recover post-hurricane.

An Open Letter to Donald Trump’s Children

August 16, 2016 - 8:45am

Dear Donald Jr., Ivanka, Eric & Tiffany,

As a conservative Democrat in the swing state of Florida, I wanted to share with you some concerns that I’ve got about the way your father is campaigning for president.  

Banning Guns Won’t Solve Our Problem

June 17, 2016 - 9:30am

Over the past few months America -- and now, unfortunately, Florida -- has witnessed horrific mass killings by individuals who have adopted violence as a way to advertise their allegiance to ISIS or enshrine themselves in infamy.

The Donald Trumps Hillary

May 11, 2016 - 9:15am

I agree with the recent op-ed by Mac Stipanovich about GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, to a point.

My Donald Trump Fantasy Cabinet-Pick Game

April 13, 2016 - 11:30pm

With recent comments by Donald Trump about who he’d consider being his running mate, it made me think about what a Trump Cabinet might look like if he selected only from his competitors.

Apple, You Lying, Thieving Bunch of Technocrats

February 18, 2016 - 8:00am

How duplicitous that Apple would talk about privacy rights while refusing to help protect the national security of the country that gave it the chance to be founded.

Justice Summit V Ready to Tackle Pressing Florida Criminal Justice Issues

December 8, 2015 - 9:45pm

Criminal justice issues have dominated our headlines for many months.  Not just about terrorism, but also about suspects who have mental health issues. 

Hillary’s Problem Isn’t Personal Email, It’s Her Personal Email Server

September 2, 2015 - 10:15pm

Over the last several months we’ve heard the continuing refrain from Hillary Clinton and her campaign that she has “never received or sent any classified emails.”

And the mainstream press continues to recite that chorus as if that’s the operative question surrounding the bizarre case of Hillary having used a personal email account while she was secretary of state.

Could New Senate Districts Resolve the Senate Presidency Duel?

August 3, 2015 - 12:00pm

With the recent Florida Supreme Court decision on congressional redistricting requiring lawmakers to return to Tallahassee, it seemed inevitable that the Senate would likewise want a “do over” on its map-drawing exercise for Senate lines.

Reporters and political consultants have written extensively about the potential of some senators having to fight with other senators for a new Senate district, especially among Republicans.

Jeb's Florida Experience Instills Confidence He Can Pull off His 'Reform D.C.' Plan

July 20, 2015 - 3:30pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush returned to Tallahassee this morning, site of his greatest accomplishments during eight years in office.

Proclaiming “voters want to know what we believe in, but also what we’ve accomplished,” he went through a litany of his policies that made Florida a better place to live, work and play.  

He cut governmental bureaucracy by more than 10 percent, he tackled the systemic problems of child welfare by creating the cutting-edge Community Based Care system, and he vetoed more than 2,500 budget items, thus earning him the nickname “Veto Corleone.”  

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