| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:11 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has used her first term in office to go on the offensive against synthetic drugs, prescription-pill mills and human trafficking.
But all summer, she has been playing defense on another topic: her...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:40 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Although he opposed same-sex marriage as a Republican governor and attorney general, Charlie Crist on Friday filed a "friend of the court" brief backing a legal challenge to Florida's gay-marriage ban headed to court next week.
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:22 AM
It is past time for Florida to give up the fight.
It’s a horrible, embarrassing, demeaning, costly fight. The quicker Florida throws in the towel, the better.
Following all the other court rulings that a ban on same-sex marriage is...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:56 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Tuesday that cracks down on hit-and-run drivers in the wake of a 2012 fatal wreck in Miami.
The bill (SB 102/HB183) is called the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act, named after a 35-year-old South Florida man...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Attempting to grab some attention, Democratic attorney general candidate Perry Thurston has turned to mockery. He’s going after incumbent Republican Pam Bondi.
Thurston, a Broward state representative, unveiled a website Bondisbungles.com. It...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 3:49 PM
I resent Pam Bondi, my attorney general, using my tax dollars to litigate against my rights. Last week a judge in Key West declared the ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. This is one of many decisions but the first in Florida.
Many of these...
| Aug 23, 2014
Entities in the race for Florida attorney general this year: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil — aka Pam Bondi, Perry Thurston, and George Sheldon.
I have written, and/or emailed all three asking a simple question: How was an inmate in a...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:29 AM
It used to be a politically safe bet to condemn same-sex marriage. As recently as 2008, Florida voters passed an amendment to the state constitution to ban it.
Today — a mere six years later — a majority of Floridians favor marriage...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Following her vote against an amendment to a bill in Congress that would restrict federal agents’ ability to go after marijuana users in states where the drug is legal, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, has also come out against...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:20 AM
George Sheldon and Perry Thurston are so civil toward one another — publicly, at least — that they embraced after pitching themselves in back-to-back appearances before a group of Democratic activists in Plantation.
The two Democrats are...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Tomorrow’s a big day in Florida politics. Well, it’s a big day for a few candidates, their paid staffers and the money people who placed their bets on them. Either they live for another day, or they fade back into the mists of obscurity whence...