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The Politics of Resentment: Why Poorer Areas Are Increasingly Voting Republican

| November 23, 2015

A political puzzle: Parts of the country that depend on the safety-net programs supported by Democrats are increasingly voting for Republicans who favor shredding that net. The reason: the poor don’t vote.

How Companies Track Your Politics And Assemble Profiles Through the Internet

| October 22, 2012

If you’re a registered voter and surf the web, one of the sites you visit has almost certainly placed a tiny piece of data on your computer flagging your political preferences. That piece of data, called a cookie, marks you as a Democrat or Republican, when you last voted, and what contributions you’ve made. It also can include factors like your estimated income, what you do for a living, and what you’ve bought at the local mall.

Florida’s Gang of 10: How You Got Robbed of Representation by Lawmakers’ Rubber Stamp

| September 20, 2012

Just 10 of Florida’s 160 legislators voted recently on a $58-million budget amendment that carries large policy implications for citizens across the state. Few citizens were representedby this or any other decisions passed by the Legislative Budget Commission.

Term Limits for County Commissioners? Florida Supreme Court Will Decide

| April 10, 2012

The cases, brought by voters in Broward and Sarasota counties, presented the court with the question of how much power charter counties have to impose qualifications and disqualifications on candidates for county commission.

Flagler County Early Voting Locations and Times

| August 6, 2010

Early voting in the Flagler primary election runs from August 9 through August 21, Monday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Here’s a list of locations.

Cash for Clunkers:
The Mica-Beaven Money Race

| April 26, 2010

Complete charts, graphs and analysis of campaign finance for incumbent John Mica and challenger Heather Beaven in their 7th Congressional District race.

US To Florida: Health Care Opt-Out Is Not an Option

| April 26, 2010

Hours after the Legislature voted on party lines to “opt out” of the new federal health law, the Obama administration said that will not be permitted.

Legislature’s Roadkill: Raiding Trust Funds

| April 20, 2010

The Florida Legislature has balanced the budget by taking money from the transportation trust fund. It’s a short-sighted solution with dire consequences, argues Mark Wilson, president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

Festive Fears and Cheers at Tea Party Rally

| April 15, 2010

Palm Coast’s Tea Party movement brandished its message in a Tax Day rally in the heart of town Thursday, and in an atmosphere more festive than furious.

Rockwell Meets Rubio: A Tea Party Photo Gallery

| April 15, 2010

Norman Rockwell reckognized a compelling subject when he saw one. Chances are he’d have recognized an equally worthy subject in the Tea Party movement, whatever its stripes.

Lawrence: Flagler Tea Party’s Four Values–and Aims

| April 15, 2010

Tom Lawrence, chairman of Palm Coast’s Tea Party movement, sums up the 4 values of the movement as it conceives itself locally, and its aims in the next six months.

Call Me a Tea Party Fan

| April 15, 2010

Maybe not a fan of the tea partiers’ ideas. But definitely a fan of their sincerity and, yes, eloquence. Let’s bust some stereotypes.

Tea Party Circus Is In Town

| April 15, 2010

I’m about to head out to Palm Coast Parkway and Old Kings Road where the tea party folks are holding their latest rally against (fill in the blanks).

Flagler Teachers Tell Crist: Veto “Horrific” SB6

| April 14, 2010

Some 200 Flagler County teachers, supporters and children thronged a 150-yard stretch of sidewalk in the heart of Palm Coast Wednesday afternoon to protest Senate Bill 6 and demand that Gov. Charlie Crist veto it.

Conklin to Crist: Children Are More Than Test Scores

| April 11, 2010

Flagler School Board member Colleen Conklin urges Gov. Charlie Crist to veto Senate Bill 6, which she terms “political” and “inappropriate” for children’s education.

Stolz to Crist: I Am Tired of Teachers

| April 11, 2010

Peter Stolz, a former teacher from Palm Coast, urges Gov. Charlie Crist to sign Senate Bill 6 into law.

Taking Back America–from Tea Party Phonies

| February 8, 2010

If Thomas Jefferson had heard Sarah Palin or Marco Rubio, he’d have had to ask how such a smart country would put up with such an obvious phonies and loons.

My Ten Predictions for 2010

| December 29, 2009

“All prophesies are wrong, therefore this one will be wrong,” Orwell said. So here are mine for the coming year of our blogs, 2010.

A Health Care Deal out of Arab Bazars

| December 20, 2009

For all the missteps, for all of Obama’s prevarications and defanged tactics, the end result will (should the bill pass) vindicate whatever he did, however he did it. What was bound to be a colossal battle turned out to unravel the worst and little of the best about America.

The 10 Most Ridiculous Commandments

| December 11, 2009

In order for any Republican candidate to receive support from the Republican National Committee, they have to sign off on eight out of 10 newly-mandated, government-approved, “conservative” principles.

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