I must admit that at the tender age of 65, I might be lacking in a few of what people think of as “life skills.”
First, this is in no way a knock on Chief Fansler, from what I read and understand he is an outstanding human and police officer. What this is about is the outrageous expense that public employees put on taxpayers.
It will soon be safer for students to walk to school, thanks to Gov. DeSantis and the Legislature.
Ronald Dion DeSantis, the present governor of Florida, attended Yale University, Harvard Law School and the Naval Justice School. Very impressive, isn’t it? Since becoming Florida’s governor, he has accomplished the following:
More than a few economists predicted a period of record economic growth would follow the end of the lockdowns associated with the pandemic.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has spent more than two years promising foreign leaders that the U.S. is committed to a new global deal to raise taxes on large companies. Now Republicans in Congress have a warning for the rest of the world: Don’t believe her.
Defund the DOJ
To say that nature is full of surprises probably doesn’t come as a shock, but you must admit nearly everyone loves to see something they didn’t know existed. It’s a true joy of mine to introduce others to a creature they’ve never seen before or witness someone experiencing the marvel of natu…
I shudder to imagine how Aunt Marie (God rest her soul) would react to today’s explosion of expectations for tipping.
Hurricane season is upon us, and it’s never too early to prepare for a storm.
Amanda Gorman, the young woman who read her highly celebrated poetry at Joe Biden’s inaugural two years ago, has proven herself to be quite adept at writing fiction in addition to her laureate skills.
Leisure Lakes Earth Day trash pick up was a success
Possibly by the time the lunch hour arrives, South Florida State College will have a new president to lead the way for the immediate future.
Gratitude for All-County Athlete of the Year Banquet
In my senior year of college in 1965, I learned in my business administration class that the ratio of average workers’ wages to those of CEOs of major corporations was 20 to 1. Students in my class agreed that this was outrageous. Yet, we assumed that this situation would be fixed. After all…
To angle or not to angle
It didn’t take long for West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, who can get a little hair-brained from time to time and is very thin-skinned, to recognize the appeal of conducting public briefings online without any constituents or press in the room with him.
Red, white and blue, but more green
Here is a story told to me by a lady who is no longer living. She went to Lakeshore Mall, dropped off a friend, then went to do an errand. She came back to the Mall to pick up her friend. After parking, she noticed that there were a couple of small children in the next car, with the windows …
Florida ranks dead last (50th) for the average woman’s wage. Mississippi (49th) pays its women better than Florida. South Carolina (48th) pays women better. West Virginia (47th) pays women better.
June’s Tourism Talk column is provided by Jon Schmieder. Jon is the founder of the Huddle Up Group LLC, a sports industry consulting company that has assisted the Highlands County Tourist Development Council (TDC) with expanding the county’s sports tourism initiatives. Schmieder has 25 years…
We’re not sure how many tourists will avoid Florida in protest of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ culture wars, but the NAACP’s warning this month ought to come with one important reminder: There is more to Florida than Ron DeSantis. The Democratic mayors of Tampa and St. Petersburg sent that important m…
Last week I discussed the first few days of our Hawaiian vacation. We were gone for nearly two weeks so believe me when I say there is a lot to cover. And it’s a challenge, because the days tend to blur together, so my tale may not be chronological.
A thank you to President Biden
This year’s United Nations climate summit in Dubai marks another opportunity for world leaders to do more to slow global warming, replace fossil fuels with renewable energy and be held accountable for their emissions-cutting pledges.
Good human vs being inhumane
Timing is off
If my math is correct, the 2024 Republican presidential contest is starting to look like the Marx brothers’ stateroom scene.
Right man needs to be in White House
When we read this month the U.S. Department of Agriculture was proposing a ban on chocolate and strawberry milk in the nation’s elementary and middle school cafeterias, we thought we were in for a food fight.
With my child now an adult, I have departed from those natural rhythms of lower education. It’s been a bunch of years since I’ve had to plan lunches, check homework or chill in a pickup line or parking lot waiting to pick up a kid from practice. If you’re still in this span of life, enjoy it…
School is out for summer. It’s a time to celebrate our graduates and for students of all grades to enjoy a couple of months of freedom. It is, in many aspects, the best time of the year for kids.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina’s preeminence in presidential politics is probably a head-scratcher to the rest of the country. The Palmetto State, the first to secede from the Union, will again host the first-in-the-South Republican primary – and this time the first Democratic primary as well.
The Magic Kingdom made about $1 billion disappear in Florida recently.
As a teenager in 1959, I obtained a job returning Hertz rental cars to their home locations. On my first trip to New York City, I found a man lying down on a sidewalk. He was alive, sleeping and did not want my help. I am certain my home town of Greensboro had homeless people, but this was t…
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