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My daughter is a seventh grader at Wilkinson Middle School. Recently she came home and asked some very smart questions about genetics, evolution and how it fit with our faith verse other religious … more
All through his high school career, we were astounded at our son, especially when it came to mathematics. We kept wondering if the genes he got that allowed him to make As in International … more
Although he is best known for his 1995 book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, author James Loewen’s Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get … more
Word of the Week is a feature that aims to help readers boost their vocabulary in a meaningful way that has practical application. Each week, our editorial staff presents a word, its definition and … more
TALLAHASSEE – After a puppy was beaten to death in Volusia County earlier this year, the fight to give animal abusers harsher penalties is gaining momentum at the state Capitol. And if passed, … more
5 years ago, 2012Chief Warrant Officer Michael S. Duskin, 42, of Middleburg, died when he was struck by small arms while on a dismounted patrol during combat operations in Chak District, Wardak … more
Despite having rarely travelled outside of Florida, I’m an unquestionably restless fellow with an insatiable wanderlust marked by a relentless forward inertia that has both plagued and possessed me … more
For the people of Florida, the end of November is a time to celebrate. It’s when we say goodbye to the Atlantic hurricane season. After 11 years without a direct hit, the past two hurricane … more
I could say that I’m not good at math, but that would disappoint my fifth grade math teacher, Laura Polk. I could say that I hardly make mistakes, but that would be untruthful and disappoint … more
Mark Twain is credited by some as saying: A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Live greyhound racing is good for Florida and good for the … more
A new poll from Gravis Marketing finds that if Orlando lawyer John Morgan gets into the Florida Governor’s race as an independent candidate, he could spoil the chances of Democrats, and might … more
Most counties in Florida elect their Superintendent of Schools but about 1/3 have chosen to have their Superintendent appointed by their local School Board. Currently, the decision to have an elected … more
Regardless of whether you like or dislike former President Bill Clinton, it’s hard to disagree that when a current or former president visits your city, it’s an historic occasion. His entire … more
State Sen. Tom Lee has proposed a constitutional amendment, as a member of the state’s Constitutional Revision Commission, that would end live greyhound racing and allow all 12 of Florida’s … more
When I was young, I wanted to be a writer. I didn’t know what kind of writer, but I knew that I wanted to see words from my head in front of eyes that weren’t mine. I constantly read, scouring … more
Florida is falling behind on criminal justice reform. While a majority of states – including Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas – have adopted comprehensive criminal justice … more
JACKSONVILLE – Republican Wyman Duggan, a Jacksonville lawyer seeking to replace departing Jay Fant in House District 15, scored big in December on two fronts. Duggan finally hit six figures in … more
Word of the Week is a feature that aims to help readers boost their vocabulary in a meaningful way that has practical application. Each week, our editorial staff presents a word, its definition and … more
5 years ago, 2012Despite a rejection from the Clay County Planning Commission, the Board of County Commissioners moved forward to create an ordinance to allow digital billboards to be erected … more
FloridaPolitics.com There is no place for special favors in our state’s basic charter, the Florida Constitution. Every provision in that document should benefit all of us equally, and … more
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