Tuesday's election was no referendum on national politics. It was, however, another searing indictment of the Florida Democratic Party.
Reason and emotion are the two drivers of decision-making, so it is not surprising that advocates for and against medical marijuana try to appeal to both the head and the heart.
In politics, once you take a stand on an issue, you better have a good reason to change your mind.
Perhaps the biggest news is that Florida, home to the country's largest Cuban-American population, leads the nation by 7 percentage points in supporting normalized relations: 63 percent of Latinos and 62 percent state-wide favor normalizing relations.
Any closed door can be opened. Such is the case of medical marijuana and the State of Florida.
Will 2014 (or perhaps 2016) become known as the "Year Of The Marijuana Voter"? This question can now be seriously asked, because the issue of radically reforming marijuana laws seems to be growing bigger and more imperative with each passing week.
Before we begin this week's political wrapup, please be advised that President Obama's speech on reforming the National Security Agency won't be cover...
A medical marijuana victory at the ballot box in Florida would certainly be a breakthrough in the South, a breakthrough in one of the most populous states in the country, and a breakthrough in a bellwether state in American politics.
Changing positions is not always the death knell in American politics. The fact that a candidate is ideologically malleable can actually work to a candidate's advantage.
It was a cool blustery morning at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg. It had taken us well over an hour to travel there through the frustrating traffic of Tampa and across the bay to Pinellas County.
There's nothing better than a Congressional cocaine bust to remind us that politics is back in full swing in the state of Florida! Here is a roundup of this week's winners and losers as we start barreling toward the 2014 campaign season.
The reincarnation of Charlie Crist could have significant implications on the national political scene, particularly as candidates begin to line up for the 2016 race for the White House
I sat down in an exclusive interview with leaders of the Florida Democratic Party and discovered that there are clear differences in how the three of them see Florida politics and where they would take the Democratic Party.
The "President Boyfriend" meme was cute when it debuted in 2007 as ObamaGirl had her crush, but one would think Washington wouldn't succumb to the same tarted-up politics of personal attraction when it comes to actually governing. One would be wrong.
Largely driven by a spate of new laws and policies, including new restrictions on the type of ID that voters can use and flawed voter purges, conservative legislatures stopped at nothing to make it harder to register to vote, harder to cast a ballot, and harder to have a vote counted.
It's a shame. Voting is sacred; it's the only way we ensure we have a government that represents our interests. Of course, we've learned there are some who don't want all Americans to participate and have a say. The jig is up.