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Andrew Gillum, Gwen Graham, Jeff Greene, Chris King, and Philip Levine

Florida's Heroic Farming Families Didn't Deserve the Debate Snub

One thing I learned since the Wednesday debate: If Democratic candidates for governor did nothing else during the televised event, they turned off the 50,000-or-so folks in Clewiston, Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay, the farming communities around Lake Okeechobee.

July 21, 2018 - 6:00am

Columns

This past weekend Florida Democrats convened at the Hollywood Diplomat for their big-ticket fundraiser.
Alex Sink and Alan Clendenin
The Florida Democratic Party is going all-in on marginalization of its progressive wing, risking its only statewide officeholder, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, any chance of recapturing the governorship, and pickup opportunities in the Florida Legislature.
It was far too easy to assume the worst -- that the inevitable, finally, had come to pass.
For those conservatives who voted for Donald Trump because of the Supreme Court, congratulations: You've been vindicated.
Increasingly as a society, we seem to descend into the dark maelstrom of incivility. Civil discourse has coarsened to the extent we grow concerned that common understanding of complex and vexing societal issues becomes impossible. 
Captain Daniel Andrews is right that water is Florida’s most valuable resource. Anyone who has spent a hot summer afternoon in the Sunshine State knows how precious water can be, whether it’s for drinking, recreating, or fishing.
Rick Scott
Florida Democratic Party officials wouldn't acknowledge a Rick Scott triumph if it body-slammed them off the ropes on UFC Fight Night.
The media circus in Homestead
The immigration issue has reached an acetylene-level of hot-takes the past couple of weeks (especially heating up after the FBI IG report exposing administrative misbehavior). 
David Webb, Kayleigh McEnany, Dinesh D'Souza and Stephen Moore
Whoever said midterm elections lack enthusiasm hasn't been following the progress of the Florida Sunshine Summit. The Summit is the election season's main event -- its heart and soul, the excitement generator for Republican leadership across the state clear up until Aug. 28. And it all happens Thursday and Friday.
After years of smearing good people with false charges of bigotry, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has finally been held to account. A former Islamic radical named Maajid Nawaz sued the center for including him in its bogus "Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists," and this week the SPLC agreed to pay him a $3.375 million settlement and issued a public apology.
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