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  • 1,000 new reasons school-testing insanity must stop

    1,000 new reasons school-testing insanity must stop
    A front-page article in Tuesday's newspaper contained a stunning number: 1,000. That was the approximate number of new standardized tests Orange County is debuting this year to keep up with all the demands of Florida's education mandates. We're...
  • Chan Lowe: Money can buy you love

    Chan Lowe: Money can buy you love
    If money is the lubricant of democracy, then Gov. Rick Scott is the political equivalent of the Gulf Oil Spill.   On the campaign trail, Scott likes to make a virtue out of his stiffness, and successfully contrasts it with the polished demeanor of...
  • Has the recent NFL crime blotter soured you on watching games?

  • Should Orange County schools permit distribution of Satanist literature?

  • Should Amendment 3 be passed?: Front Burner

    Should Amendment 3 be passed?: Front Burner
    Editor's note: Today is the first in a Front Burner series addressing the proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution on the November ballot. With all the attention on this year's proposed constitutional amendments dealing with conservation spending...
  • No: Amendment creates political meddling: Front Burner

    No: Amendment creates political meddling: Front Burner
    In the past, Florida was hailed nationally as a model system for appointment of fair and impartial judges based solely on merit. It was perhaps the greatest legacy of the late Gov. Reubin Askew, who voluntarily gave up his sole authority to appoint judges...
  • Florida scientists urge state leaders to join climate summit

    TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - A group of 42 scientists from Florida universities submitted a joint letter on Thursday urging Governor Rick Scott and other state leaders to participate in a summit this fall to seek solutions for climate change. The group...
  • Appeals court judges run to keep their jobs

    Appeals court judges run to keep their jobs
    Most elections give voters a choice between two candidates. But when it comes to the judges running for re-election to the appeals court, the rules are a little different. When voters decide whether Fourth District Court of Appeal judges Alan Forst,...
  • PB schools developing 400 new mandatory tests

    PB schools developing 400 new mandatory tests
    Final exams will be given to Palm Beach County students this school year in most every subject and in every grade -- even kindergartners. The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's controversial 2011 teacher merit pay law,...
  • Florida's environmental Amendment 1 is popular — for good reason

    Florida's environmental Amendment 1 is popular — for good reason
    In this state, we don't agree on much. It's Gators vs. Noles. Republicans vs. Democrats. Guys who think it's OK to wear tank tops in restaurants vs. those of us who prefer our meals without a side order of hairy armpits. Still, we Floridians unite...
  • Where's the state leadership on same-sex marriage?

      September 22, 2010 is a day Charlie Crist describes as one of his proudest moments as an elected official. September 22, 2014 may well be one of Gov. Rick Scott’s most shameful. Four years ago this month, an appeals court declared Florida’...
  • Stratton Politzer: Where's the state leadership on same-sex marriage?

    September 22, 2010 is a day Charlie Crist describes as one of his proudest moments as an elected official. September 22, 2014 may well be one of Gov. Rick Scott's most shameful. Four years ago this month, an appeals court declared Florida's notorious...