A friend of mine has a saying about God. He refuses to believe the God who gave us a brain did not intend for us to use it. This brings us to Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, who may have missed that memo.
When I decided to run for mayor of the city of Venice, I never imagined that I would be spending my days at home, answering emails and phone calls about a worldwide health crisis.
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Like most folks, I’m making daily runs to the grocery store looking for ground beef for my family (I don’t touch the stuff) and toilet paper. Those are the two most requested items.
With the start of 2020 Census count, scammers and con artists are going to toss their “pitches” at older Americans. The census is too important to allow them to succeed.
We know that many of you — if not most of you — are tired of so many stories about the national elections and the COVID-19 coronavirus. We call it reader fatigue.
Imagine for a moment that you’re Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the only Democrat to win a Florida statewide election since Alex Sink in 2006.
Florida’s only Honors College, New College of Florida, is a beacon of shining success as an independent collegiate institution in Sarasota. It has been ranked at or near the top of college listings nationwide on multiple measurements; from academic achievement, to value, to Fulbright Fellows…
OK, here is an interesting factoid about me — I have never said the “f” word in anger out loud. Not once in my entire life. And my co-workers know that I will yell “language” if I hear somebody cursing.
I was sitting in the newsroom when we started hearing the first reports of police responding to a possible armed person near L.A. Ainger Middle School.
There are two surprises coming out of Iowa. First, the Hawkeye state made a strong move to dethrone Florida as the most incompetent state at staging elections. And second, Michael Bloomberg was arguably the big Iowa winner.
Illegal immigration causes myriad problems from depressing wages for Americans, particularly at the lower end, to increasing the amount of crime in the country to creating rank unfairness to the millions of immigrants who stood in line and followed all of the rules.
Gov. Ron DeSantis said he didn’t write the tweet about ex-felons that appeared under his name, the one declaring voting to be a “privilege.” I’ll take him at his word. I also suspect some serious stuff is about to roll downhill onto the head of a junior staffer, if it hasn’t already.
Before you read the rest of this column, turn off the TV, put down your phone (not if you are reading this on your mobile device), close your eyes and for about 20 seconds ask yourself if you consider yourself a rude person.
Hey, I hear you. The start of the 2020 Legislative Session is only starting and many folks might want to hide under the covers for the next 60 days.
I’m writing this column with crossed fingers, which isn’t easy, but in this case, it’s necessary. Florida’s law to ban texting while driving finally has some real teeth. Along with everyone else, I can only hope that the message gets through.
As we look back at 2019, it’s important to remember time is a creation of humanity and we really have no idea what’s going on beyond our basic understanding of comfort and pain.
As a wheelchair user, I love roller coasters. They give me the freedom that I imagine the able-bodied world takes for granted. When I’m flying through Space Mountain in Disney’s Tomorrowland, I feel liberated.
I apologize ahead of time for the photos of dead bobcats that are being published with this week’s column. But there is a reason we made the decision to do this.
There is nothing amiss with the argument by Gov. Ron DeSantis that Florida students should have a working knowledge of civics before leaving high school.
The story at #1 is so good and so well-written that I’m going to struggle with not giving away too much. I don’t want to ruin it for you if you haven’t read the article.
In an interview with GQ called the Trumpiest Congressman in Trump’s Washington, Matt Gaetz said, “The organizing principle of today’s politics is ‘stay interesting.’”
We’ve already known for years that our readers love seeing stories about Venice. There is something about that city’s Disney-like downtown, its iconic beaches and its high school sports teams that people seem to love.