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Goober for Governor

A previously undisclosed email chain just surfaced between former Governor Charlie Crist and reigning Governor Rick Scott that could change the political landscape of Florida for the next decade....
Updated: 1 months ago

Some thoughts on governing

I have been working in or around government for over 50 years, and if you asked me to boil down what I’ve learned to one sentence, it is this: Governing is much harder work than most people imagine. This doesn’t excuse its lapses or slu...
Updated: 1 months ago

The closet hypocrite

Hypocrisy is a part of human nature that most of us do not want to admit we possess or practice. Although we have the best of intentions, we occasionally find ourselves in a situation where our behavior and our beliefs contradict one another. This ma...
Updated: 1 months ago

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Low odds, bad gamble — Oct. 9 Free grant unacceptable
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Viewing Political Corruption More Broadly

Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is “wi...
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Low odds, bad gamble

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Just for Grins — Five centuries hence

It’s a great honor to announce that I’ve been chosen to bury a time capsule that will be opened January 1, 2515, during the premiere of “Dolphin Tale 1,659.” Some may wonder why such an esteemed tribute would be bestowed u...
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November’s elections won’t resolve much of anything

Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about.
Updated: 2 months ago

Just for Grins — Tricks with limericks

I just received a rejection letter from a top official at the University of Iowa’s Division of Imagination & Original Thought. It stated that my entries into their annual poetry competition had been summarily rejected due to a “severe r...
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Sheriff urges ‘No’ vote on Amendment 2

Sheriff urges ‘No’ vote on Amendment 2

This fall we will have an opportunity to vote on Amendment 2 – a proposal allowing for the open sale and smoking of marijuana throughout Florida via physician recommendation. Many residents have asked my position on this issue and I would like...
Updated: 2 months ago

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