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  • Florida testing mania: Politicians demand it but don't subject their own kids to it

    Florida testing mania: Politicians demand it but don't subject their own kids to it
    If you are like me — and have kids who attend public schools — you dread this time of year.
  • In Legislature, practical Republicans battle obstructionists

    In Legislature, practical Republicans battle obstructionists
    There is a war raging in Tallahassee. It is not, however, between Republicans and Democrats. It is between Republicans and other Republicans. Between the practical and the ideologues. Between the solutionists and the obstructionists. Between...

    Conservation amendment faces future political fights

    Conservation amendment faces future political fights
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida voters delivered a message to politicians last week that the state's polluted natural places need an urgent salvage mission. At least that's how the Florida senators who pushed for water-quality reform last session are...

    Florida's environmental Amendment 1 is popular — for good reason

    Florida's environmental Amendment 1 is popular — for good reason
    In this state, we don't agree on much. It's Gators vs. Noles. Republicans vs. Democrats. Guys who think it's OK to wear tank tops in restaurants vs. those of us who prefer our meals without a side order of hairy armpits. Still, we Floridians unite...

    Crist like Casper? How spooky is that?

    Radio host Jim Philips and I were talking this week about all the serious issues facing Florida — and how Gov. Charlie Crist seems to be MIA for many of them. That's when Jim said our governor reminded him of Casper the Friendly Ghost. And the...