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Gubernatorial debate skipped key questions about Florida’s worsening environmental problems

BY: - October 27, 2022

I watched the one and only Florida gubernatorial debate Monday night. I admit that I yelled at the TV set. No, I wasn’t mad at the two candidates, incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis and challenger Charlie Crist. They’re both politicians with years of experience, and so they both behaved exactly the way politicians do. If they […]

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U.F.’s loudmouth leftists need to straighten up and fly right!

BY: - October 24, 2022

Did you see those ungrateful commie brats at the University of Florida hollering and hissy fit-pitching at Emerson Hall just because our wise and benevolent governor chose U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Some State Without A Coastline, to become president of their school? The students, faculty, staff, and those nosy types who think they have a […]

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Top Republicans embrace Marjorie Taylor Greene’s violent rhetoric

BY: - October 20, 2022

In a recent campaign video, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican from Georgia, likened Democrats to destructive feral hogs allowed to range free and destroy the American countryside. But Marjorie had a solution: As the camera followed her, she grabbed a rifle and climbed aboard a waiting helicopter, where she tracked down and shot a […]

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Bacteria outbreak after Ian tells a scary story about Florida’s broken sewage systems

BY: - October 20, 2022

Halloween is once again looming over us like a dark shadow, bidding us to buy tons of tooth-rotting candy, dress up in weird outfits (sexy Bob Ross, anyone?), and decorate our houses with skeletons, ghosts, and monsters. It’s also a time for telling scary stories. Here’s one that should scare the bejabbers out of you: […]

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Their election denier is your election denier | Quentin Young

BY: - October 16, 2022

Some states are comparatively isolated from the most damaging influence of democracy haters. California, Washington, Maryland, Delaware, Colorado — they are likely to avoid the misfortune of election deniers in high office in the near future, or they operate with voting laws meant to expand, rather than restrict, voter access. But while such states act […]

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Rainbow fentanyl – the newest Halloween scare

BY: - October 15, 2022

By Joel Best Every year around the middle of October, reporters start contacting me wanting to talk about rumors of contaminated Halloween treats. That’s because I track media coverage of reported incidents of trick-or-treaters receiving razor blades in apples or pins and poison in candy bars. My data go back to 1958, and my principal […]

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Development on Florida’s barrier islands made Ian evacuation virtually impossible

BY: - October 13, 2022

Jesus had some good advice for Florida developers: Don’t build a house on the sand. It won’t stand up when a storm hits. “The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash,” the Son of God said in Matthew 7:27. But […]

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Hurricane Ian: This is climate change slapping us upside the head with a 2×4

BY: - October 10, 2022

Ian devastated Ft. Myers, reducing hundreds of buildings to filthy, soggy splinters, yanking houses off foundations, throwing trees around like match sticks. One woman, sheltering on the top floor of a resort said, “We saw everything get swept away.” Pine Island is in pieces. The Myakka and Peace Rivers overflowed into the streets and living […]

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Bookman: How much is too much for Herschel Walker’s ‘family-values’ voters?

BY: - October 8, 2022

You can tell Herschel Walker was raised right. After all, only a gentleman would think to send a “Get well” card – hand-signed, from #34! — to the girlfriend whose abortion he had just financed. That’s classy, or as close to classy as you’re going to find in this mess. It is not classy to […]

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Florida homeowners flooded by Ian don’t have to tell new buyers about the disaster’s damage

BY: - October 6, 2022

Whenever a hurricane threatens to slam into someplace near me in Florida, there’s one thing I do before I start packing to evacuate: I call my mom in Pensacola. She’s a retired bookkeeper, not a meteorologist. But she’s been carefully plotting the path of hurricanes across the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico for more […]

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Hurricane Ian proves politicians are trying to fool us if they’re tackling climate change

BY: - September 29, 2022

Note: This commentary has been updated. Craig Pittman filed this column early Wednesday afternoon, before Ian made landfall. By the time you read this, we will know where Hurricane Ian made landfall, and how much destruction it caused. We’ll know how high its winds were and how much storm surge it pushed ashore. We will […]

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National politics, career arcs explain why Georgia’s Kemp polls ahead of Abrams

BY: - September 27, 2022

I follow polls. I study polls. I look to polls for insight into how people outside my immediate circle might be thinking about things. But no, I do not trust polls. If you trust something you put faith in it. Trust implies a readiness to make decisions based on what those polls tell you, and […]