In an unprecedented economic recovery, why are we only talking about inflation?

BY: - May 17, 2022

The latest jobs report shows that the U.S. economy continues its rapid recovery from the pandemic crisis. Employers added 428,000 new jobs in April, continuing a now-year-long streak of similarly strong job growth. After surging to a post-World War II high of 14.7% in 2020, unemployment is now down to 3.6%, the lowest level in […]


When will our ‘pro-life’ leaders do something about gun deaths?

BY: - May 16, 2022

Aaron Salter Jr., 55, was on duty at the security job that supplemented his retirement income. Ruth Whitfield, 86, was buying groceries. Celestine Chaney, 65, stopped in for strawberries for the shortcake she and her sister were eager to enjoy. But their plans went awry Saturday afternoon. Salter’s work shift ended sooner than he expected. […]


Conservatives needn’t panic about the end of Title 42

BY: - May 14, 2022

Trump’s former immigration adviser is having a premonition of doom. Stephen Miller has the dubious distinction of authoring ex-President Trump’s (anti-)immigration policies.  He retweeted news of a Centers for Disease Control announcement last month, saying: “This will mean Armageddon on the border. This is how nations end.” So what on Earth could a public health […]


New algae blooms expose Florida Gov. DeSantis’ failure to fix pollution

BY: - May 12, 2022

Have you noticed the Democratic candidates for governor — Charlie Crist, Nikki Fried, and Annette Taddeo — milling around like a bunch of lost children lately? While they vie for which one of them will get to take on the incumbent Republican governor, Ron “Let’s Give the Attorneys Millions” DeSantis, this fall, they look a […]


Pandora’s Box: Overturning Roe is only the beginning of the threats to women | Opinion

BY: - May 10, 2022

When I was raped in 2016, one of my attackers reached inside me and pulled out my NuvaRring, an internal birth control device, and asked me what it was. When I told him, he cast it aside where it was lost until police retrieved it a couple days later. Following my attack, because of the abrupt […]


U.S., U.K. vie to outdo each other in misogyny

BY: - May 9, 2022

LONDON — Which country hates women more, the U.S. or the U.K.? In America, a woman will apparently soon be forced to carry a child to term, even if she was raped, even if she was trafficked, even if she can’t care for the kid, doesn’t want it, and having it means ruining her life. […]


Now is the time to remember the good our government does for us | Opinion

BY: - May 8, 2022

With higher gas prices, rising food costs and near record inflation as we emerge from the worst pandemic in a 100 years, many of us may be struggling to make ends meet or move forward in any way — finding it difficult to see what government is doing to make our lives better. But as […]


Bookman: Roe v. Wade’s rights guarantees not settled law after all. They lied.

BY: - May 7, 2022

For almost five decades, Roe v. Wade has been established American law, guaranteeing the constitutional right of choice to all Americans. Even those Supreme Court justices now ready to toss that precedent aside have previously testified under oath during their Senate confirmation hearings that they believed Roe is established law that ought to be respected. […]


The GOP’s anti-abortion crusade is not pro-family at all

BY: - May 6, 2022

In the hours after the bombshell leak of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion toppling Roe v. Wade, I awaited the torrent of Republican-authored press releases vowing to provide every resource the federal government could muster to support the millions of new families they were going to usher into existence. Of course, that didn’t happen. […]


Hillary Clinton keeps getting it right

BY: - May 3, 2022

Just as it’s a waste of time for Republicans to refight the results of the 2020 election, it certainly does no good for anti-MAGAs to refight what happened in the previous race. Nevertheless, I wince on occasion when I contemplate how our country would’ve been far better served if the popular vote winner in 2016 […]


Petition drive seeks to give Florida residents a fundamental right to clean water

BY: - April 28, 2022

Some people have accused me of being down on Florida because of all the bad stuff I write about — the shady politicians, greedy developers, and rapacious road-builders. You know, the usual suspects. Nothing could be further from the truth! I revel in opportunities to highlight the many ways Florida leads the nation. If I […]

Banned books

We don’t talk enough about the positive side of our history of racism and genocide

BY: - April 25, 2022

It’s a known fact that books can turn children gay. Say your 9th grader comes into contact with “Rainbow Boys” or “All Boys Aren’t Blue” — boom, it’s all over. That kid is now a certified Friend of Dorothy. Let your child near a book such as “Almost Perfect” by Brian Katcher, and, before you […]