Today on Context Florida:
Steven Goldstein writes that by any objective standard, Florida has become a man-made disaster — a monument to greed, unquenched lust for power, pervasive bad taste and stupidity. He offers 17 “doable initiatives” to remake Florida for the infinitely better, even “world class.”
With Florida schools back in session very soon, and new learning standards and assessment tests, Dominic Calabro knows one thing will stay the same: the need for paper and pencils, clothes to wear, and maybe even a new computer at home. Florida TaxWatch has long supported sales tax holidays, like the one for back-to-school supplies on Aug. 1-3.
Florida’s Amendment 2 is not about medical marijuana, says Barney Bishop. It is about getting high. Because according to supporters, pot will help people to live through pain, reduce or stop seizures and help people who are dying.
If there is a city that characterizes our new America, Rick Brunson, an associate instructor of journalism in UCF’s Nicholson School of Communication, believes it is the very old town of El Paso, circa 1659. What was most noticeable was what he did not see: The little daily antagonisms over immigration that Brunson routinely witnessed back home in Orlando.