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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 21, 2015

Florida’s Major Parties Ignore Reality at Their Own Risk

News Item: The trend of newly-registered Florida voters rejecting both major political parties continues unabated as the combined total of voters known as NPAs (no party affiliation) and minor-party voters has surpassed the total of a major party in 11 counties.(Tampa Bay Times, 3/16/15) Once upon a time in a […]