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  • Medical marijuana amendment falls short of approval

    Medical marijuana amendment falls short of approval
    More than 57 percent of voters said "yes" on Tuesday to legalized medical marijuana, but that wasn't enough for the amendment to pass. Both sides pumped millions of dollars into the controversial issue, but Amendment 2 — like all Florida...
  • Mayo: 'Hope and Change' has become 'Mope and Cringe'

    Mayo: 'Hope and Change' has become 'Mope and Cringe'
    Winners, losers, questions and conclusions for South Florida and beyond after Election 2014: --My number one question after last night's Republican onslaught: When does Debbie Wasserman Schultz tender her resignation as Democratic National Committee...
  • Medical marijuana barely defeated, thanks to outsiders

    Florida’s Amendment 2 failing by two percentage points really hurts. The loss hurts a lot of people who were counting on voters to deliver what politicians so far have miserably failed to deliver – relief for scores of seriously ill...
  • Democrats simply didn't give Crist enough turnout help

    Democrats simply didn't give Crist enough turnout help
    The people have spoken. Or, at least some of the people. Paid for by some of the people. Some of the time. In some of the places. As usual, South Florida lagged behind in turnout, just like it did for the August primary. Statewide, slightly over 50...
  • Medical marijuana business plans on hold in Florida

    Medical marijuana business plans on hold in Florida
    After Amendment 2 failed to garner the necessary votes for approval in Tuesday's election, enterprising entrepreneurs in Palm Beach and Broward counties say their plans for medical marijuana dispensaries are on hold. But they believe it's just a...
  • Medical marijuana: On the ballot in 2016?

    Medical marijuana: On the ballot in 2016?
    Maybe the second time's the charm. After the defeat of Amendment 2, the medical marijuana initiative his money largely got on the ballot, Orlando attorney John Morgan is already looking toward 2016. "We walked through a forest that we'd never been...
  • Legislature won't do John Morgan any favors

    Legislature won't do John Morgan any favors
    For a man accustomed to winning, John Morgan is on one epic losing streak. The personal injury attorney spent more than $4 million of his own money to legalize medical marijuana and lost on Election Night. Charlie Crist, whose No. 1 backer — and...
  • Pot legalization spreads through the West and into D.C.

    Pot legalization spreads through the West and into D.C.
    Joints, pot brownies, cannabis–dosed sodas and other marijuana products will soon be sold in retail shops to any adult who wants them throughout a large chunk of the West, after voters in Oregon and Alaska approved legalization measures Tuesday....
  • Blowback: Academic boycott of Israel gives voice to peaceful protest

    Blowback: Academic boycott of Israel gives voice to peaceful protest
    This past weekend, American Studies Assn. members held our annual conference in Los Angeles, with the theme "The Fun and the Fury." Those familiar with the ASA mainly because of news about our year-old academic boycott of Israel might be surprised by...
  • Voters face big decisions on 3 amendments

    Voters face big decisions on 3 amendments
    Florida voters have three far-reaching constitutional amendments to consider on the Nov. 4 ballot this year. One would earmark billions of dollars for land and water conservation. Another would decide which governor would appoint replacements for...
  • Wolf-Corbett race may be state's most expensive

    Wolf-Corbett race may be state's most expensive
    Less than a month before the election, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and his challenger, Democrat Tom Wolf, have raised and spent enough money to put the governor's race on track to be the most expensive in Pennsylvania history. During this election...