| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:24 AM
There are several states in the union that allow specialty license plates adorned with the Confederate flag. And now there could be one more, Texas. Will Florida be next?
Probably not, but here's why.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 11:52 AM
If Baltimore were actually considering privatizing its water system, the 50 or so people who were protesting outside City Hall on Wednesday would have had a strong case to be upset. But it's not. Rather, Baltimore is looking for a consultant to evaluate...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:07 PM
It’s almost impossible to overestimate the power of race and ethnicity in politics. Ultimately, people are tribal, and their hard-wired instinct is to identify with their tribe — be it religious, economic or whatever.
In Rick Scott and...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:00 PM
When you talk government and politics to the average citizen, his main concerns are, “How big will the city’s fireworks display be this year?” and “Why is there never a cop around when you need one?”
Words like “...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Poor old Nan Rich. As if she didn’t have enough of a handicap with no money, few endorsements and no name recognition north of West Palm Beach, she has two opponents in this race while the others have just one.
Nominally, she’s running...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Florida voters will continue to have mediocre leaders until they demand something better, and regardless of who wins the governorship in November — be it Rick Scott or Charlie Crist — it looks like they’ll get exactly what they deserve....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:43 PM
As a former Florida Legislature staffer and a former public service commissioner, I cherished my duty to guard the public interest and seek a balance between the fiscal interests of consumers and monopoly utilities.
For this reason, I respectfully take...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:53 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist is courting voters with what he calls a "First Day of Fairness."
Republicans backing incumbent Gov. Rick Scott are blasting him for "lifting a dangerous page from President Obama's playbook."...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 3:44 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Too bad they both can't lose. Or can they?
That seems to be the message voters gave to Quinnipiac University's pollster in a new survey that found Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist locked in a skin-tight contest, and 9 percent of...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:18 AM
A search is underway for a man who escaped from home detention in Belair-Edison this past week, according to the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Brian Cherry, 35, of the 2900 block of Erdman Avenue, was last seen Monday,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Early voting for the Democratic and Republican primaries and nonpartisan elections open to all voters starts Friday in Broward County, and voters will see some big changes from previous elections.
For starters, there are more locations, and some are...