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by | Mar 20, 2019

Earlier this week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation to legalize medical marijuana in the state, two years after a constitutional amendment to do so received 70% voter support. The new bill signed by the governor allows medical marijuana to…

by | Jan 23, 2019

A constitutional amendment expanding medical marijuana in Florida passed in 2016, with over 71% of the vote. The amendment would make marijuana legal for certain individuals with debilitating conditions, and create a regulatory structure and enforcement mechanism. But, when the…

by | Nov 19, 2018

The obvious and inevitable have finally become so obvious and inevitable that even Democrats, their battalion of lawyers on speed dial, and their cheering sections in the mainstream media have had to bend to it. After an interminable campaign and…

by | Nov 18, 2018

Tampa My Sources in the Ron DeSantis transition team — he being Florida’s governor-elect when his election is certified Tuesday — tell me our Ron will hit the ground running when he assumes that office in January. He’s working on…

by | Nov 16, 2018

After the results of required machine recount are in, it is almost a dead-bang certainty that Republican Ron DeSantis will be certified as the winner of Florida’s governor’s race next Tuesday. In the recount, which cost the state a packet,…

by | Nov 12, 2018

Tampa OK, let’s ease off on the Flori-Duh pedal please. The somewhat inaccurate refrain heard over and over across the news-sphere over the past few days is, “Florida is having trouble counting votes again.” Wrong. Florida is not having trouble…

by | Nov 9, 2018

Tampa  The saying, often attributed to Joe Stalin, is likely apocryphal. But it goes something like this: “It doesn’t matter who votes. It only matters who counts the votes.” It’s unlikely old Joe, who is doubtless burning in Hell, said…

by | Nov 7, 2018

The Volusia County Republican Party held a watch party at a bar on LPGA boulevard in Daytona Beach on Tuesday night. I attended it and noticed immediately the Trump-centric character of the evening. “Let’s start with a prayer,” said a…

by | Nov 5, 2018

In football, when a team is trying to beat the clock and prevent the opposing team from scoring a touchdown quickly, they will engage in what’s known as “prevent defense.” This tends to be employed by a team that is…

by | Nov 4, 2018

Tampa If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that political predictions are fools’ errands, not worth the newsprint or air-time wasted on them. I won’t make any. Florida Republicans have been a gloomy lot for the past few months, and with…

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