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As an individual who is homeless and sees the reasons for this, I thought I would share some thoughts with you and the citizens of Jacksonville. The primary reason there is such a large homeless …
Going for the GOLD Wednesday, April 5
If you thought that the Americans were fiercely competitive in the Olympics, take a look at public education. Instead of pride over sons and daughters standing astride the podium amid rising …
NARRATIVE Drift Wednesday, April 5
Has the Lenny Curry administration lost control of the narrative as his administration nears the halfway mark? That’s an open question in recent months, as the administration has been …
Addicted to RAGE Wednesday, April 5
This is directed at all the keyboard warriors out there. Last week, two brushfires of indignation raged across social media. One blaze was sparked by Avondale’s Om Salon, which had written …
CURRY vs. The Crazies Wednesday, February 22
Last week was an interesting political week for Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. Even before Monday dawned, his team had nailed down a tentative pension deal with the police and fire …
A LONG TIME Coming Wednesday, February 22
On Feb. 14, Jacksonville’s LGBT community finally won protection from housing, employment and public accommodation discrimination. The fight to pass an inclusive human rights ordinance pitted …
Should the State KILL? Wednesday, April 12
When does the state have the right to kill? How one answers that question—specifically, the trigger phrases that make a state execution morally just—reveals a lot about one’s own …
PAID to Play Wednesday, April 19
Is anyone else sick and tired of their taxes going to welfare recipients? You see ’em all the time, eating steak, quaffing spirits, driving new cars, swiping right on the newest iPhone, …
Back in the 1970s, I was routinely accused of being a member of the “lunatic left.” Perhaps my youthful idealistic enthusiasm for utopian political schemes justified the accusation. This …
Ghost of PIZZA Past Wednesday, March 15
At Al’s Pizza in Atlantic Beach, my husband Alex and I had our first date. Shared a medium pepperoni pizza one July night. The evening was low-key; easy. I believe it set the tone for our …