All too often Florida finds itself in the headlines for something ridiculous, tragic or both. Not this time. Not today.
This week we honor the life of former Governor Reubin Askew who passed away on March 13th and is being laid to rest in Tallahassee. His contributions to our state are enough to make any Floridian hold their heads up high.Read more: Florida Honors a Fallen Legend
The dust may have barely settled from a brutal Presidential campaign season, but in Florida the focus has already turned to the 2014 Governor's race. During their annual Jefferson-Jackson event in South Florida, the Democratic Party message was clear. They are determined to defeat Rick Scott and take back the Governor's mansion for the first time in sixteen years.Read more: The FL Governor's Race: Who Will Run and What Will it Take to Win?
No matter what happens in the future with the investigation, Jameis Winston will forever have a footnote next to his name that references sexual assault. We still don't know whether torpedoing his reputation is tragically unfair or a nearly a year overdue. What we do know is that many of the spectators and media outlets could use a crash course in how to discuss this topic more responsibly.Read more: Football, Rape and National Media: Five Things to Keep in Mind Regarding the FSU Case
Since the Virginia Tech massacre, and counting the recent Newtown horror, there have been forty-four shootings on school campuses in the United States. Seventy-one people have died and seventy-seven were injured in those incidents.Read more: Will Allen West and Florida Atlantic University Soon Have Blood on Their Hands?