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  • Robert Steinback: Ebola health crisis proving that government is needed

    When you don't need government, anything government does is too much. When you do, nothing government does is enough.  That pretty much captures the intensifying polarization of the American electorate: warring ideological camps that refuse to agree or...
  • Re-elect Maria Sachs to Florida Senate

    Re-elect Maria Sachs to Florida Senate
    Florida's Senate District 34 race is a rematch that has taken on epic proportions that stretch far beyond its Broward-Palm Beach political boundaries. If district voters send a Republican to Tallahassee, the Senate could have a "supermajority" capable...
  • Re-elect U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, District 23

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz has never been shy about brandishing her credentials as a liberal Democrat. Supporters cheer her on, while detractors, including some in her own party, criticize her for excessive partisanship. Regardless, Wasserman Schultz...
  • 'Fangate' delays start of Rick Scott, Charlie Crist debate

    'Fangate' delays start of Rick Scott, Charlie Crist debate
    After a jaw-dropping beginning where Gov. Rick Scott initially refused to set foot on the stage for statewide, televised debate, Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist got down to business — attacking the other guy. On Twitter, the...
  • Scott delays governor debate over fan

    Scott delays governor debate over fan
    Call it Fan-gate. Everyone else is.  Gov. Rick Scott briefly refused to take the stage at Wednesday night's governor debate because Charlie Crist wanted a fan on the stage.  Scott contended that the rules both candidates agreed to didn't allow for...
  • Incumbent Corrine Brown battles Glo Smith for congressional seat

    Incumbent Corrine Brown battles Glo Smith for congressional seat
    U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and Republican challenger Glo Smith are battling over a district that has not changed in decades but likely will be redrawn before the next term is over. Brown, 67, of Jacksonville spent 10 years in the Florida Legislature before...
  • Thursday: Is Amendment 2 the gateway to legalizing pot?

      To hear the oppoinents tell it, Amendment 2 will not only usher in recreational use. It will erode the family-friendly culture that is Florida. Sodom and Gomorrah will have nothing on South Florida, the I-4 Corridor and the "Redneck Riviera all buzzed...
  • Our picks for Legislature, part 2: Editorial

    Last week we offered our recommendations in four Central Florida races for seats in the Florida Legislature. Here are the other four legislative races in which we're making endorsements for the November election: House District 29 Democrat Mike...
  • Parents seek to intervene in voucher lawsuit

    Parents seek to intervene in voucher lawsuit
    Parents using school vouchers to send their children to private school want to intervene in a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the taxpayer-funded program. Attorneys for the 15 parents filed a motion today asking a judge to allow them...
  • Stephanie Haridopolos: Voters need to know myths surrounding Amendment 2

    Stephanie Haridopolos: Voters need to know myths surrounding Amendment 2
    As a voter, you've probably heard several myths associated with Amendment 2, the proposal to legalize medical marijuana. More often than not, these myths have been formulated by the proponents of the ballot language, to make you think smoking pot is...
  • Our picks for Legislature, part 2

    Last week we offered our recommendations in four Central Florida races for seats in the Florida Legislature. Here are the other four legislative races in which we're making endorsements for the November election: House District 29 Democrat Mike Clelland...