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E Pluribus Un-American:
The Judeo-Christian Smear of Islam

| February 5, 2016

President Obama’s trip to a mosque to reassure American Muslims of their importance should have been unnecessary. It reveals how deep-seated prejudice remains, especially that of conservative Christians who claim to preach acceptance.

Authorities Seek Help Finding Missing and Endangered 3-Year-Old Palm Coast Boy

| January 26, 2016

Xander Quigley, 3, of Palm Coast’s P Section, was taken by his mother Natasha Friday when she allegedly stole a gun and cash and joined fugitive Gary Bullock, Jr, who’d just escaped from prison work-release in Volusia County.

Authorities Looking for Escaped Convict Gary Bullock and Palm Coast Girlfriend

| January 23, 2016

Aiding in Bullock’s escape, Natasha Quigley stole money, blank checks and a gun from her parents’ home in Palm Coast before the pair absconded with a 3-year-old boy.

“We Cannot Walk Alone…
We Cannot Turn Back”

| January 18, 2016

Full text and video of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech,” a brief history of the origins and battles of the Martin Luther King federal holiday, and of the Martin Luther King monument at the Washington Mall.

The Real Enemy: Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabism, Mother to al-Qaeda, ISIS and the Taliban

| December 26, 2015

If you want to know who inspired the Taliban, al-Qaeda and ISIS, look further than America’s “friend” and ally, Saudi Arabia, which has been financing the spread of Wahhabism’s lethal adulteration of Islam for years.

Supreme Court Removes Brawling Brevard Judge For Creating “National Embarrassment”

| December 18, 2015

Calling Judge John C. Murphy’s behavior “appalling” the court ordered him removed from the bench after his altercation with a public defender last year was caught on videotape and went viral.

Brandon Henry, Kayaker in St. Johns, Missing on River Since Sunday Afternoon, Is Found

| December 14, 2015

Brandon Henry, 29, of St. Johns County, was last seen at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon launching his kayak on the St. Johns River, near his home, and traveling north on the water, somewhat south of Jacksonville.

“We Might Be One Terrorist Act Away From a Trump Presidency”

| December 7, 2015

A spectacular murder spree by Islamists could spook Americans enough to vote for the greatest fear-monger. Anything is possible, but Ian Buruma doesn’t believe American voters would be that stupid.

In Light of Paris and San Bernandino, Smaller Cities Re-Evaluate Their Soft-Target Potential

| December 6, 2015

People who don’t live in big cities typically viewed as likely terrorist targets may not think about terrorism affecting their communities or about devoting the resources to countering the possibility they could be hit. But they ought to.

Hunting Undocumented Immigrants,
Travis Hutson Discovers His Inner Jim Crow

| December 5, 2015

Sen. Travis Hutson filed a pair of bills that would criminalize undocumented immigrants in Florida. The bills are unconstitutional, bigoted and unnecessary.

Transgenders in Flagler Schools: District Takes It Case By Case as State Scrutinizes More Than Nurtures

| December 4, 2015

The state and, to some extent, Flagler County, have a long way to go to ensure that transgender students are treated not only fairly and equitably, but that the environment they face is more respectful than questioning, more welcoming than inhibiting.

Ex-Deputy Ruddell, Who Filed Wage Suit Against Manfre, Arrested in 3-County Pursuit

| November 27, 2015

Daniel Ruddell, an ex-deputy who in February won a wage dispute with Flagler County Sheriff Jim Manfre, was arrested in St. Johns County Thursday night after an alleged robbery in Daytona Beach and a pursuit through Volusia and Flagler counties that ended in a wreck on I-95.

Conservatives Should Be Leading the Charge to Accept Syrian Refugees. We Have No Choice.

| November 21, 2015

Doesn’t American exceptionalism demand that we lead where others have neither the will nor the courage? We have no choice. America gives sanctuary to those fleeing persecution, argues Nancy Smith. This is what we do and who we are. We’re the good guys.

Paying for Patriotism: The Pentagon’s Crass, Misguided Stunts

| November 11, 2015

The Pentagon has been buying and choreographing patriotism at NFL, baseball and NASCAR events that are made to look spontaneous and voluntary. They’re anything but.

St. Johns Sheriff’s Deputy Accused of $60,000 Insurance Fraud Off Late Ex-Wife’s Benefits

| October 29, 2015

Shane Tolerico raised suspicions when he attempted to get death benefits on his 45-year-old wife Natalie, from whom he’d divorced in 2011, and who died in September.

No Sanctuaries: Undocumented Immigrants’ Fears Persist Even as Deportations Are Down

| October 24, 2015

Immigrants’ fear can prevent them from cooperating with police, derail attempts to ensure that all drivers are licensed and endanger growth in areas looking to immigrants to help reverse population losses.

Seek Cover, Teddy: 3,500 Hunters Take Guns and Bows to Bears Across Florida

| October 24, 2015

The hunt, which includes Flagler County, limits each permit holder to killing a single bear weighing at least 100 pounds and won’t exceed the overall 320 bears targeted for what the commission calls a “harvest.”

Psychiatry as Industry of Death: Scientology Blitzes Shrinks in New Clearwater Museum

| October 4, 2015

The museum, “Psychiatry: Industry of Death,” occupies most of the 1st floor of new headquarters for the Citizens Commission on Human Rights in Clearwater. The Church of Scientology has long been at odds with the field of psychiatry.

Repeat Child Molestor Sentenced to Life, Drunkard Faces 15 Years in Killing of Laura Hrobsky

| October 1, 2015

Meshac Abentego, 43, was sentenced to life for molesting a 9-year-old girl, and Sandra Dee Heilman, 44, faces 15 years in the DUI killing of Laura Hrobsky, in November 2012 on Beville Road in Volusia County.

The Age of Bobby Fischer: Before Facebook Mated Eccentrics

| September 27, 2015

In today’s prying, unforgiving online world, Bobby Fischer’s paranoia and personal flaws would have tripped him up long before he became champion and hero in 1972, argues Kenneth Rogoff.

Pope Francis’s Challenge to America

| September 24, 2015

Pope Francis is challenging conservative Americans–and presidential candidates–to rethink their belligerence to Cuba, Palestinians and action on global warming, writes Chris Patten.

Anonymous Internet Browsing at the Public Library? Not if Homeland Security Finds Out.

| September 14, 2015

A library that allowed Tor users around the world to bounce their Internet traffic through the library, masking users’ locations reversed course after getting word from the Department of Homeland Security.

The Hell With Your Tired,
Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses

| September 13, 2015

Barack Obama’s order to open the U.S. to 10,000 refugees is dismal compared to Germany’s. Racism, not means, block greater numbers from an American welcome.

Suspects Wanted for Attempted Murder Following Failed Home Invasion in Flagler Estates Nabbed

| September 11, 2015

Andrew Phillip Cherry, 22, and Lee Ann Renee Mosher, 24, both of 354 Juanita Ave. in St. Augustine were located by U.S. Marshals today in St. Augustine.

Boots on the Ground to Fight ISIS? Sure, But Arab and Turkish Boots, Not American

| September 10, 2015

Republican candidates for president are right about calling for military force against ISIS, wrong about the kind of force that should fight: only Sunni fighters from Arab lands and Turkey can effectively defeat ISIS, argues Joseph Nye.

Embry-Riddle’s Torrey Barnes, 23, Is Killed in Motorcycle Wreck in Daytona Beach

| September 10, 2015

A motorcycle accident early Saturday morning claimed the life of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University student Torrey Barnes, 23. Barnes died from leg injuries sustained in the crash.

“God’s Authority” Has No Place In Civil Government

| September 7, 2015

Kim Davis is not the problem. She’s a symptom of a dangerous movement that seeks to carve out religious objections all over the law books, making civil government a vassal of religious edicts.

Gene Spaulding Is Named Florida Highway Patrol Director

| August 20, 2015

Spaulding replaces Col. David Brierton, who retired in May. He’d overseen Troop G. the northeast Florida FHP district that includes Flagler County.

1-Year-Old Palm Coast Boy Dies From Fall Into Exposed Septic Tank While Visiting Ocala

| August 10, 2015

Wyatt Steed, the 1-year-old son of Palm Coast resident Linsay M. Steed, 25, died Sunday when he fell into a septic tank near an apartment complex in Ocala, where the boy and his mother were visiting.

2nd Only to Texas With Military Retirees, Florida Facing Stiff Competition For Them

| August 10, 2015

Military retirees are some of the best-educated, best-trained and youngest retirees around. Florida has nearly 200,000 of them. States are using their tax codes to lure them.

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