Florida

 
December 22, 2016
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Open Letter to Steven Bittel & Alan Clendenin*

One of you is likely to be captain of the ship for Florida’s Democrats come January 14th, when 1000+ party poobahs gather in Orlando to decide our future, so it seems appropriate to offer some objective advice from an independent source with significant experience but no vested interest in the […]
April 10, 2016

It’s not fair: so saith The Donald

Believe it or not, there is good news in this political season. Thanks to the protracted primary/caucus process with its crazy quilt of 50 sets of rules in 50 states and now the wrangling over unbound delegates and super delegates, our two-party elections system has been exposed for what it […]
November 3, 2015

The Fixer?

Merriam-Webster defines a “fixer” as “a person who intervenes to enable someone to circumvent  the law or obtain a political favor.” Floridians know Jeb in this capacity all too well. Here’s a look at some of his greatest hits. Jeb “fixed” Florida’s public schools by pushing for an education commissioner appointed by […]
September 27, 2015

The Dirty Trickster Behind The Donald

Richard Nixon’s face is tattooed on his back. The Miami Herald last year awarded him the title of “America’s most notorious political hatchet man.” Over 40-plus years in politics, he has laid waste to candidates and causes from Florida to the Ukraine, and he boasts about all of it on […]
September 13, 2015

Why Florida needs a constitutional amendment to restore felons’ voting rights

Roughly ten percent of all Floridians of voting age are not allowed to vote because they were convicted of felonies. Even after they have served their time, made any restitution required and satisfied all other conditions of their sentences, these 1.6 million Floridians still cannot vote. Florida’s policy on restoration […]
August 13, 2015

Faith & Begorrah on the Campaign Trail?

Can a non-Irish candidate win Florida’s 18th Congressional District? In a political environment where party affiliation matters less with every passing day, it’s a question worth pondering, especially if you’re a wonk – or a betting person. CD18, which covers Martin, St. Lucie and northern Palm Beach counties, is one […]
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 […]