Bob Graham

COMMENTARY

COVID vaccine plan targets older Floridians, but that doesn’t mean they’ll get the shots anytime soon

BY: - January 8, 2021

Looking at the old folks crowded together in lines or lawn chairs camping overnight as they worriedly await the possibility of a vaccination that could save them from a deadly virus, I wonder how many of them risk catching the virus they are trying to defeat. Florida has done a pitiful job of rolling out […]

COMMENTARY

As FL manatees try to recuperate, we humans act like wild animals

BY: - December 31, 2020

Last week, when the temperature dropped below 50 degrees in South Florida, the National Weather Service warned everyone in the Miami area to be on the lookout for falling iguanas. They’re cold-blooded, so when the mercury falls, they do too. Of course, everyone guffawed about that. Oh, how wacky we are in Florida! When the […]

President Trump should “no longer be in the business of protecting the Saudis,’’ says former FL Gov, U.S. Senator Bob Graham

BY: - December 9, 2019

Former Florida governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham wants the United States to reopen investigations into some of the past activity by Saudi Arabia in the wake of a shooting that killed three and injured several others Friday at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Graham was chairman of a committee that investigated the deadly 9/11 […]

Joe Biden

Bob Graham & Bill Nelson lead list of Florida Dems endorsing Joe Biden for president

BY: - July 29, 2019

Early polls show Joe Biden to be the favorite in Florida’s Democratic presidential primary next year, and the former vice-president is continuing to lock up more big endorsements in the Sunshine State going into this week’s debates in Detroit. Former U.S. Senators Bob Graham and Bill Nelson head a list of 13 Florida Democrats who […]

The Everglades

Citing threat to Everglades, 44 groups ask Gov. DeSantis to veto bill

BY: - May 29, 2019

Forty-four organizations – including all the heavyweight Florida environmental groups – are urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto a bill – HB 7103 – saying it would hurt efforts to clean up Florida waterways, especially the ongoing, multi-billion-dollar Everglades restoration. Former Gov. Bob Graham has also urged DeSantis to veto the bill. “This bill has […]

Another former FL governor advises DeSantis to veto multi-billion-dollar toll road scheme

BY: - May 15, 2019

Another former Florida governor is advising Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto the Legislature’s proposed multi-billion statewide toll road plan, amid protests around the state against what one longtime Florida environmentalist called “the worst environmental bill in twenty years.” Former Gov. – now U.S. Rep. – Charlie Crist, joins former Gov. (and former U.S. Sen.)  Bob […]

Wayne Messam

Running for president in 2020? Get in line, with a newcomer mayor from South Florida

BY: - March 22, 2019

The emerging field of candidates running for the Democratic Party nomination for president grows each week with a new name added to what is likely the largest primary field ever in American politics. There’s Bernie. Kamala. Beto. And now, Wayne. That would be Wayne Messam. A day after being overwhelmingly reelected to a second term […]

inauguration

From campaigning to governing: Inauguration frenzy hits Tallahassee

BY: - January 4, 2019

After all the campaigning, debating and vote counting last fall, Ron DeSantis will be sworn in as Florida’s 46th governor on Tuesday and start governing the third-most populous state in the nation. Whether voters supported or opposed his candidacy and praised or bashed his far-right ideology, DeSantis will take on the difficult work of managing […]