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Bill Cotterell: DeSantis may want to beat the press, but libel law doesn’t need fixing

The governor, a Harvard Law graduate, must know that New York Times v. Sullivan isn’t a lying license for the media.

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Bill Cotterell: Rick Scott’s Social Security scare is a non-starter

The senator just given us new proof — as if any were needed — that touching this most sacred of entitlements is fatal to any politician’s reelection plans.

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Opinion: Florida and the politics of ESG investing

Leaders in conservative states are hesitant to adopt ESG-related principles. Are their positions purely political or substantive as well?

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Opinion: Autopsy reports must remain public to hold state's DCF accountable

Open government advocate Bobby Block writes that autopsy information ensures a responsible child welfare system.

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Bill Cotterell: Yes, Florida teaches Black history, but...

Clearly, whatever political indoctrination or gender fads were mixed into a rejected AP course, Florida isn’t doing an 'equal' job of teaching African American history.

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Opinion: Black History Month reminds us to celebrate mentors, inspire next generation

Sabrina Nelson-Winters says mentoring can increase the number of Blacks/African Americans in health care.

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Letter to the editor: ‘Universal school choice’ or forced segregation?

Sierra Bush Rester writes on this year's school vouchers expansion bill and 'why inclusion matters.'

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Bill Cotterell: Governors – including Ron DeSantis – shouldn’t enjoy this kind of privilege

A Tallahassee judge created executive privilege for the governor in state law, where none had before been recognized.

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Opinion: Florida shouldn't be different when it comes to death penalty

Melanie Kalmanson and Maria DeLiberato argue that proposed legislation would 'significantly reduce the procedural safeguards that ensure the constitutionality of death sentences imposed in Florida.'

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Bill Cotterell: The trouble with term limits

Among other things, our Capitol Columnist says term limits can't assure voters that replacements will be improvements.

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Editor's Note

In this month's magazine: Marco Rubio is again the Republican Party’s standard bearer in South Florida.

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Opinion: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are the original anesthesia experts

Michelle Canale, president of the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthesiology, marks National CRNA Week.

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Bill Cotterell: Is 'constitutional carry' good policy – or great politics?

The Republican-controlled Legislature and Gov. Ron DeSantis will probably OK a bill this year to allow Floridians to carry a gun without a permit. Whether we need it is another matter.

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Opinion: Steve Schale on the future of the Florida Democratic Party

In an open letter to state executive committee members, Schale – a veteran Democratic consultant – says that when it comes to new leadership, the party can't think 'outside the box' until it rebuilds the box.

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Bill Cotterell: New trustees bode big changes for quirky New College

This fits with what DeSantis did in K-12 education during his first term, battling over everything from mask mandates to gender fluidity.

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Bill Cotterell: Florida has never had a governor like Ron DeSantis

The state's chief executive has built his unprecedented dominance of state government by catering to his growing conservative base.

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Opinion: Congress should pass disaster relief, support Florida’s nursery & landscape industry

Sun Bulb Co. CEO Rod Hollingsworth also notes that insurance companies refuse to insure greenhouses.

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Opinion: The mockingbird has been Florida’s state bird for 95 years – and it doesn’t need to change

Marion P. Hammer says the mockingbird is 'a well established, independent, prolific bird' that should remain the official state bird of Florida.