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SFWMD Exposes Everglades Foundation's 'South Reservoir' Bunkum

January 10, 2017 - 5:45pm
Tom Van Lent, Joe Negron and Michael Maloney

Who was it who said, "When liars figure, figures lie"? I have no idea, but he sure as heck could have been talking about those wily coyotes at the Everglades Foundation/Coalition/Trust.

Bullard Wins Party Chair Endorsement of the Democratic Black Caucus

January 8, 2017 - 3:30pm

Former state Sen. Dwight Bullard, progressive candidate for chair of the Democratic Party of Florida, has won the endorsement of the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida, an organization representing 1.6 million black Democrats in the Sunshine State.

Henry Crespo Sr., president of DBCF, told Bullard he "will be casting his weighted vote" for him, according to a memo Bullard received Sunday. See the memo in the attachment below.

Obama, Most Anti-Israel President of All-Time; Bill Nelson Goes Stealth for Obamacare

January 7, 2017 - 6:00am

This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.


Barack Obama's Anti-Israel Legacy

Many of my colleagues tell me their biggest beef with the Obama administration is the doomed Affordable Care Act.

It's not mine.

For me, the most egregious failure of this administration has been President Obama's determination at every turn to pull the rug out from under the state of Israel.

Bondi's White House Call Close; Who Will be Florida's Next AG?

January 5, 2017 - 5:30pm

The Hill, one of the most reputable newspapers in Washington, reports this afternoon Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is a hair's breadth away from going to work for Donald Trump's White House. 

Political Monkey Business: Liberal Labarga Replaces Lawson with Perry on Supreme Court

January 5, 2017 - 6:00am
James E.C. Perry, Jorge Labarga and Alan Lawson

We thought "retired" Justice James E.C. Perry had served his last day on the Florida Supreme Court last Friday, Dec. 30. We thought it was Justice Alan Lawson's turn. Apparently not.

Really, Charlie? Another Run for Governor?

January 3, 2017 - 2:00pm
Charlie Crist

So Charlie Crist waits hours, not even days after being sworn in as a member of Congress on Tuesday, to show up for his first fundraising effort -- and the Tampa Bay Times tells us Charlie will make his way back to Florida for a couple of fundraising soirees, Jan. 16 and 17 in his honor in Sarasota and Miami Beach.

Leslie Wimes, Rising Star; Wildlife Paradise No More

December 31, 2016 - 6:00am

This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.

2016 Election and Some of the Floridians We'll Remember It By

December 30, 2016 - 6:00am
David Jolly, Marco Rubio and Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Floridians with any kind of interest in politics aren't likely to forget crazy 2016. 

Dwight Bullard WILL Run for FDP Chair ... from Gadsden County

December 28, 2016 - 6:00am
Dwight Bullard, far right, with the Gadsden DEC Tuesday night

Former state Sen. Dwight Bullard, in and out of the running for Florida Democratic Party chair since the election ended, is very much in the race again. Bullard was sworn in as state committeeman Tuesday evening in Gadsden County, more than 300 miles from his Miami-Dade family home. He is replacing Gadsden's Sam Palmer, who wanted to step aside to make way for the social studies teacher at Coral Reef Senior High School in South Florida.

When You Cut Visit Florida ... and You Will ... Be Kind

December 24, 2016 - 6:00am
Credit: Orlando Sentinel

Visit Florida will emerge from the budget process next year a slimmer creature than it is today, I've resigned myself to that. But I hope it won't mean sacrificing Florida tourism's considerable muscle.



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