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  • Thursday: Is Gov. Scott's environmental concern sincere?

    Thursday: Is Gov. Scott's environmental concern sincere?
          I don’t want to be cynical here. Just not my style. But I see where Gov. Rick Scott has unveiled a 10-year, $1 billion proposal to protect the environment. Ironically, this comes just a few months before the November election, at a...
  • Tuesday: Will medical marijuana spark voter turnout in November?

        Of course it will. Are you kidding? Early on that was a big fear of the Republican Party of Florida. Saddled with an unpopular, poll-dragging incumbent governor, there was genuine concern that if the medical marijuana initiative actually made it...
  • A Few Days Before GOP Primary, Both Candidates Confident

     A Few Days Before GOP Primary, Both Candidates Confident
    WATERTOWN — The front-runner in this week's Republican gubernatorial primary, Tom Foley, insisted he's "seen no shift in sentiment" among GOP voters as he worked the crowd at a street fair here Saturday. But challenger John McKinney was adamant...
  • Thursday: How blind is Gov. Scott's blind trust?

    Thursday: How blind is Gov. Scott's blind trust?
    You’d think Gov. Rick Scott, whose net worth is somewhere in the nine-figures (when you’re that rich, the numbers vary wildly by the split-second) has amassed enough of a fortune for several lifetimes. After all, he spent over $70 million of...
  • Chan Lowe: Life after LeBron

    Chan Lowe: Life after LeBron
    I don’t follow sports, but I do follow politics — and the two games have some striking similarities. In both cases, you see a lot of big money changing hands, and you know that those occupying the cheap seats, like you, are never going to...
  • Chan Lowe: Congressional redistricting

    Chan Lowe: Congressional redistricting
    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 “...
  • Chan Lowe: Nan Rich gets the shaft

    Chan Lowe: Nan Rich gets the shaft
    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...
  • Chan Lowe: Gov. Scott goes green

    Chan Lowe: Gov. Scott goes green
    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....
  • Solar energy column missed the mark

    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...
  • Convict escapes from home detention, believed to be in Northeast Baltimore

    Convict escapes from home detention, believed to be in Northeast Baltimore
    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,...
  • Tea party versus business backers in the bayou

    WASHINGTON — Fresh from helping save Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi from a tea party upstart, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is on the verge of endorsing an embattled Senate Democrat. According to The New York Times's Joe Nocera, national...