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July 18, 2015

Flori-duh Politics: It’s about to get crazy in here

Over the next few months, political junkies and others those who follow such news will be seeing a lot of articles and editorials about the ongoing redistricting fight in Florida. This is a very brief summary of the situation so far. November, 2010: Florida voters approved two constitutional amendments designed […]
July 4, 2015

Is PR Dead? Again?

Here we go again: every few years, some poobah issues a proclamation announcing the death of PR. Because this happened again recently, with the publication of a book by a former top-ranking executive from a huge international PR firm, it’s time to check in on PR and see whether it […]
June 7, 2015

Rand’s Road to Rulership

Warning: This is satire. It is not based on information obtained from or provided by any candidate. It’s highly unlikely that Rand Paul will be elected President, because it’s highly unlikely that he can win the GOP nomination. That’s partly because the GOP exists in a state of extreme denial […]
May 23, 2015

What would Edwards Deming do about racism?

Journalists, political pundits and candidates are lining up to make the pronouncement that the Big Issue for 2016 will be criminal justice reform — encompassing everything from police conduct and prosecutorial policies to minimum mandatory sentencing, restoration of felons’ rights, and mass incarceration: the hot new buzz-phrase of the year. […]
May 10, 2015

The Case for a Carry Permit

Between several recent events in the usually quiet community where I live and the wisdom of an NRA friend who constantly reminds me that “an armed society is a polite society,” it’s clear that the time has come to join the ranks of the ready-aim-fire set, and get a permit […]
May 3, 2015

Five Fascinating Florida Facts

Newcomers to Florida often experience a form of socio-political shock — especially if they have come from places where the first word in the place-name they came from is “New.” (As in York, Jersey, Hampshire or England…) A lot of that has to do with a common misperception that results from […]
April 25, 2015

The Death of Sunshine?

Once upon a time, the Sunshine State lived up to its name, governmentally speaking. We had a governor who campaigned for constitutional amendments that established laws mandating financial disclosure, a code of ethics for public officials, public records and open meetings; and pushed and prodded the Legislature into passing meaningful […]