Support for Florida's medical marijuana amendment has been riding high in polls for so long that it almost seemed like its passage would be a foregone conclusion. But a funny thing seems to have happened on the way to the ballot box. Two new polls show that the amendment is now well below the 60 p ... More >>
John Thrasher has held a lot of positions in his life: speaker of the Florida House, chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, lobbyist, chairman of Rick Scott's reelection campaign, and current state senator. Yesterday the Florida State University Board of Trustees voted 11-2 to appoint Thrashe ... More >>
Poll numbers about how many Floridians support legalizing medical marijuana seem to be all over the place -- well, except below the 60 percent necessary it would need to pass. A new University of North Florida poll shows that 74 percent of Floridians intend to vote to legalize medicinal pot in Novem ... More >>
Poor Republican legislators are surely going to be in a bind over this. On one hand, they're used to bending to the whims of big business. On the other, they party has gone all in on the "Yeah, LGBT people are kind of icky" front. So what are they to do when a giant coalition of some of Florida's bi ... More >>
Bet ya didn't know the high-school coach with the most state titles in Miami-Dade County isn't involved with football, basketball, or baseball. Heck, the championship leader doesn't work with boys either. She's Carmen Jackson, head coach of the girls' track-and-field club at Miami Northwestern Senio ... More >>
For the past few months, most electoral maps have painted Florida a faint shade of blue, but ever since last week's debate Mitt Romney has made a comeback in Florida and turned our peninsula into a speculative shade of light red.
This afternoon, the President of the United States returns to the University of Miami for the second time in three weeks, one week after Mitt Romney slapped him up in the first televised presidential debate. The last time Barack Obama visited the Coral Gables campus, he was telling Univision anchor ... More >>
Tallahassee is not only the political capital of Florida, but also apparently the pot-smoking capital of America. Surprisingly, Miami, most often associated with drugs, doesn't even make the Daily Beast's list of Mary Jane-loving cities. Then again, maybe it's not much of a surprise that college ... More >>
In US News and World Report's rankings of America's best colleges, the state of Florida boast two schools in the top 50: University of Florida and University of Miami. Forbes is now in the college ranking business too, and the rankings for the schools in Florida strike as a bit weird. Only o ... More >>
Lincoln Diaz-Balart dropped out of contention yesterday, so Gov. Charlie Crist will interview two more possible candidates for Florida's temporary senator: Rep. Jennifer Carroll and University of North Florida President John Delaney. Carroll's name was first mentioned last week, and she ... More >>
Florida's University Chancellor Mark Rosenberg resigned last fall, and returned to FIU where he previously served as provost. John Delaney, President of the University of North Florida is serving in the interim, but the hunt is on for the full time replacement. Rosenberg's tenure was marked wit ... More >>
Bill Clinton wants the military to stop discriminating against gays. Florida's top academic officers apparently couldn't care less.