Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Mark Phillips

Of lone votes, outliers and powdered booze

in Top Headlines by

When you are the lone vote on a bill, whether you like it or not, you are going to get noticed. And when you stand out like that, it’s probably a good strategy to get noticed in the right way. That’s why yesterday’s lone vote by state Rep. Greg Steube against the ban on powdered alcohol was more than a little odd. “We’re banning something that we don’t even know what it is.” Say what? For the record, we do know what it is. In fact, we know exactly what…

Keep Reading

Florence Snyder: Postcard from Red Hills Horse Trials

in Apolitical/Top Headlines by

Tallahassee’s Red Hills Horse Trials isn’t the first thing that comes to mind for working-class people looking to spend a spring afternoon outdoors with the kids. It’s easy to feel intimidated by a United States Equestrian Association event that attracts an international crowd of die-hard members of the horsey set. But the “suggested donation” of $15 is a whole lot less than a day at Disney. And the look on children’s faces as they sit on a family picnic blanket watching…

Keep Reading

Go to Top