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Florida Supers Fake Readiness for 2015 Computerized Testing -- for Which Bus Drivers Could Serve as Techies

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 03.27.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

I suspect that Florida is not alone in either having officials bend to top-down bullying to falsify technological readiness for testing or in having questionable assistance with trying to pull off its role in the America-As-Global-Competitive testing farce. It is beyond time to kill the federally-mandated testing beast.

Florida's Medical Marijuana Amendment: Forced Choices or Freedom to Treat?

Gary Stein | Posted 11.09.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

What would you do to save the life of someone you love? The same dilemma with different variations exists across Florida and the nation for families with children that have intractable epilepsy, MS, cancer and other disorders where relief is just one sane state and/or federal law away.

Heroes, Zeroes and Shills Battle in the Medical Marijuana Debate

Gary Stein | Posted 05.07.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

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.

God Becomes a Passive Lobbyist for Medical Marijuana

Gary Stein | Posted 04.26.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

In many of the recent comments from officials and candidates, the word 'compassion' has been thrown around a lot. In years past, compassion rarely came up in the discussion over medical cannabis. To be honest, very little conversation about it occurred 'in the sunshine.'

Another Florida Republican Embroiled In Medicare Fraud Case

Tampa Bay Times | Mary Ellen Klas | Posted 07.09.2013 | Miami

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed suit against the hospice company founded by Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, accusing the company of engag...

Medicaid Expansion Makes Dollars and Sense

Gary Stein | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Gary Stein

A game is being played out in the halls of the Florida State Capital. Sometimes it's dodge ball, with some legislators trying to find any reason to avoid having to accept federal dollars, even if it means that almost a million of Floridians may be without an affordable safety net.

Obamacare In Florida? Here's Your Chance To Sound Off

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 12.13.2012 | Miami

Members of the Republican-led Florida legislature who staunchly opposed to the Affordable Care Act are now encouraging residents to submit feedback on...

Florida Tea Party Butts Heads With Top Republican Over Violent Anecdote

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

The battle over Obamacare is heating up down in Florida, with the state's Tea Party activists and a Republican lawmaker now clashing over the use of v...

Republican's Surprising Take On Presidential Race

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

A Republican Florida state legislator expressed his doubt in the campaign of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney witha tweet he posted Tuesday. ...