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Martin Dyckman: Scott threatens the independence of Florida’s judiciary

 Rick Scott needs to hear from Sandra Day O’Connor. Not that...

Mark Ferrulo: To protect Florida’s future, ban fracking

Imagine a future where Florida’s soil and air are contaminated, iconic...

Shannon Nickinson: We must learn that we can’t fight the water forever

 David Waggonner gave the Pensacola area a lot to chew on. How much of his...

Marc Yacht: Government should not be run like a business

Government is about essential services; business is about profit.  Business...

Adam Weinstein: Scott administration lacks a heart, or brain, on immigration

Last week, as the number of unaccompanied minors reaching the U.S. border...

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Daniel Tilson: The Rick Scott 2014 broken-record remix

With Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s endless evasions of myriad legitimate...

Bob Sparks: Judge Terry Lewis is back in the election spotlight again

Aug. 26 is primary election day, but this event may or may not take place on...

Barney Bishop: Most media reporting on medical pot unfairly supports it

Newspaper stories and blogs continue to document the coming battle over the...

Rachel Patron: We should invite the Israeli Philharmonic to Miami in 2016

Last week I was a guest at the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra’s benefit...

Peter Schorsch: Helpless kids are dying in hot cars and I’m angry about it

I don’t know what it is, but of all the horrible news stories out there,...

Rebekah McCloud: Would you let your daughter color her hair blue?

I recently took a ride on the new SunRail. I was among the throng onboard...

Daniel Tilson: Time to rehabilitate Florida’s penal system

Florida’s prison system is a disaster, a disgrace. But it doesn’t have...

Bruce Ritchie: Gov. Rick Scott and the bike trail: What a difference an election year makes

What a difference a year makes — an election year especially — when it...

Michael L. Bell: For Florida’s students, money matters

It’s a sobering thought: Florida’s students are graduating from high...

Ed Moore: Compassion and security are not exclusive

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he is placing a contingent of the Texas...

Ximena Bentancourt: We must stop billionaire from destroying Herbalife

Recently, I had the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C., and visit with...

David Jolly: Congress should spend more days in session

I believe in the radical notion that Congress should work. Congress should...

Jamie Miller: What does Crist’s LG pick say about the state of his campaign?

 Charlie Crist’s campaign is in trouble and his pick for lieutenant...

Christian Ulvert: Recent polling is good news for Democratic legislative candidates

Just 110 days away from Election Day, Florida Democrats are well-positioned...

Stephen Goldstein: Republicans publicly abandon failed Reaganomics

It’s as simple as 1+1=2. Every kindergartener knows that if you want...

Mark O’Brien: Old games by the same names

In sports, the numbers tell us each day how an athlete is doing. The...

Martin Dyckman: Vote to curb political contributions didn’t get proper coverage

Amidst the national obsession over whether a hugely overpaid athlete is...

Marc Yacht: Government should not be run like a business

Government is about essential services; business is about profit.  Business...

Steve Cona: Bill provides job-training grants to more non-union trainees

 While job growth has remained lackluster during the economic recovery, the...

Martin Dyckman: We should limit terms of U.S. Supreme Court justices to 18 years

Among the flock of on-line petitions I declined to sign last week was one...

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