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Photo IDs- The Modern Day Poll Tax

Photo IDs- The Modern Day Poll Tax

October 13, 2015 at 3:36 pm 1 comment

By: Ramsey Touchberry On August 6, 1965, President Johnson signed into the law what came to be landmark legislation that forever changed this country. The Voting Rights Act no longer allowed voter disenfranchisement on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, money or literacy. The Jim Crow era laws that plaguedRead More

Where in the Constitution is Kim Davis above the Supreme Court?

Where in the Constitution is Kim Davis above the Supreme Court?

September 29, 2015 at 5:01 pm 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry Rowen County Clerk Kim Davis seems to have made up her own version of the United States Constitution. It appears she actually believes, as a public servant for the State of Kentucky, she can nullify the ruling of the United States Supreme Court, citing her religion —Read More

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Donald Trump: The Carrot Cake of the Republican Primary

August 24, 2015 at 11:02 am 0 comments

By Casey Ste. Claire Donald Trump is winning – and he is doing so handily. Trump, one of 17 candidates in the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential primary, holds a hefty lead, polling at 24 percent, compared to Jeb Bush’s 13 percent, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll. A majority ofRead More

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FWC considers black bear hunting season

May 25, 2015 at 9:26 pm 0 comments

Only a few years ago, in 2012, the black bear was listed as an endangered species in Florida.  Three years later, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has proposed legislation to allow a seven-day open season for the hunting of black bears this fall.  This proposal is due toRead More

Medicaid Fight Escalating with Gov. Scott Suing Feds

Medicaid Fight Escalating with Gov. Scott Suing Feds

April 29, 2015 at 1:13 pm 0 comments

  The Medicaid expansion fight in Florida just escalated to a whole new level. Republican Governor Rick Scott announced April 16 that Florida will be suing the federal government over health care money and Medicaid expansion. This follows the Obama administration’s decision to cut off federal health care money knownRead More

Young Democrat Murphy eyes open 2016 Senate seat amid uncertain opposition

Young Democrat Murphy eyes open 2016 Senate seat amid uncertain opposition

April 28, 2015 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

On April 13th, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R- FL) announced his candidacy for the upcoming Republican primaries to ultimately vie for the 2016 presidential election. While Sen. Rubio’s decision to enter the race at this point in time has multiple strategic implications (most notably, his decision to announce his candidacyRead More

Bathroom Equality

Bathroom Equality

April 20, 2015 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Bathrooms in America are typically separated by gender. If you’re male, you use the restrooms with doors that have a silhouette of a man. If you’re female, you use the restrooms with doors that have a silhouette of a woman. What happens then if you’re in the process of switchingRead More

Reflections on the BP Oil Spill

Reflections on the BP Oil Spill

April 17, 2015 at 8:00 am 0 comments

This past Tuesday, the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service hosted a discussion on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Led by Dr. Glenn Morris, Jr. of Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities, the event titled “Five Years Later: Lessons Learned from the DeepwaterRead More

Bright Futures: In Defense of the Middle

Bright Futures: In Defense of the Middle

April 14, 2015 at 10:57 am 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Times is not a fan of Bright Futures. In two separate editorials – one published in December 2014 and the other in February this year – the paper pegs Bright Futures as a “poorly designed” program that often benefits those who don’t need the help. In theRead More

Marco Rubio: The First Gator President?

Marco Rubio: The First Gator President?

April 10, 2015 at 11:13 am 0 comments

An effort to put a blue and orange executive chair in the White House is coming, as Senator Marco Rubio is expected to announce his run for the presidency on April 13. Rubio, who was born in Miami to Cuban immigrants, graduated from Santa Fe College and the University ofRead More