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  • Water, judgments, and abortion: Letter

    Wise up to water Samuel Taylor Coleridge noted in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner": "Water, water every where, nor any drop to drink." The sailor in the story was stranded in a becalmed ocean, punished for killing a benevolent albatross. In Florida,...
  • Time to prove diversity matters in judgeships

    Time to prove diversity matters in judgeships
    When it comes to diversity on the bench, the ball is in Gov. Rick Scott's court. The Florida Bar has lobbed a perfect lay-up. First, it issued a report that highlights the lack of women and minorities who serve as judges. Now, it has recruited a diverse...
  • Want to see corrupt officials? Florida is the place

    A new study ranking Florida among the top 10most corrupt states in the country barely made the radar for most media outlets because the mundane facts and figures weren't sexy. The study by researchers at the University of Hong Kong and Indiana...
  • Chan Lowe: Charlie Crist's tax return stonewall

    Chan Lowe: Charlie Crist's tax return stonewall
    For the past four years, we’ve witnessed the transformation of “Chain Gang Charlie” from hard-core, lifelong Republican to Independent to touchy-feely Democrat. As many of us recall, we have Marco Rubio to thank for this spectacle. If...
  • Study argues against practice of locking up teen offenders

    Study argues against practice of locking up teen offenders
    A new report by a youth advocacy group argues against the widespread U.S. practice of locking up teen offenders — a practice that has been on the decline in Florida under the state's outgoing juvenile justice chief. Department of Juvenile...
  • Florida's fight for governor takes a turn toward race

    Florida's fight for governor takes a turn toward race
    TALLAHASSEE — We all knew Charlie Crist's journey to the Democratic side of the Force wouldn't be a shock-free joyride. But racially themed radio ads cropping up statewide last week from a phantom organization with unclear motives are reinforcing...
  • Broward College freezes tuition for third year

    Broward College freezes tuition for third year
    A college education may not be cheap but it won't get any more expensive at many schools this year. Broward College's Board of Trustees decided this week to freeze tuition for the 2014-15 school year, following similar moves by Florida Atlantic...
  • Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money

    Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money
    Former President Bill Clinton cheered Florida Democrats on Saturday with recollections of the economic boom times during his presidency – and the hope his party will prevail in 2014 and beyond. To make that a reality, he helped the state’s...
  • Voucher bill sent to Gov. Scott, as opponents continue to push for veto

    Voucher bill sent to Gov. Scott, as opponents continue to push for veto
    The Florida Legislature has sent Gov. Rick Scott the controversial bill that expands the state's largest school voucher program. Scott has 15 days to decide what to do with the bill (SB 850). A number of education advocacy groups, including the Florida...
  • Marco Pena says he listened to wrong people while on Orlando expressway board

    Marco Pena says he listened to wrong people while on Orlando expressway board
    Marco Pena wanted to do the right thing when he joined Orlando's expressway authority board last summer, but he listened to the wrong people, he told investigators who spent nine months probing the agency. "Well, I think you learn from these...
  • In Rick Scott-Charlie Crist battle, should wives be off-limits?

    In Rick Scott-Charlie Crist battle, should wives be off-limits?
    TALLAHASSEE -- Is the issue one of transparency, or is it about how much the public should be allowed to know about the families of those running for office? That's the tricky question raised by the back-and-forth between Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov....