Opinion: Leon County School Board should start treating our neighbors like neighbors

Now that the Leon County School Board has shot down two new charter school applications, I wonder if the commissioners will consider passing a measure banning any public school family from moving to Orlando, Tampa, or some other place outside Tallahassee. Obviously such a measure would be absurd. But [...]

By | 2018-05-30T12:49:08-04:00 May 6th, 2018|Opinion, Press|Comments Off on Opinion: Leon County School Board should start treating our neighbors like neighbors

Opinion: ‘Right-to-work’ really does work

Once upon a time, workers in the United States were served by a necessary and positively transformative feature of society – collective bargaining. In times long past, pay and working conditions were so poor that union efforts were warranted in the push for greater economic prosperity for all. Those times, [...]

By | 2018-05-30T12:49:08-04:00 April 1st, 2018|Opinion, Press|Comments Off on Opinion: ‘Right-to-work’ really does work

Opinion: Reform package making taxes easier again

J. Robert McClure | Feb 11, 2018 | Tallahassee Democrat Call me a simple optimist, or a happy warrior. Despite the seemingly daily headlines about the collapse of modern western civilization under this presidential administration, I believe the American Experiment is alive and well. The recent tax bill passed by Congress is [...]

By | 2018-05-30T12:49:08-04:00 February 11th, 2018|Opinion, Press|0 Comments

Opinion: Reform package making taxes easier again

Call me a simple optimist, or a happy warrior. Despite the seemingly daily headlines about the collapse of modern western civilization under this presidential administration, I believe the American Experiment is alive and well. The recent tax bill passed by Congress is one reason why. On Jan. 11, the IRS [...]

By | 2018-05-30T12:49:08-04:00 February 11th, 2018|Opinion, Press|Comments Off on Opinion: Reform package making taxes easier again

Opinion: Does the U.S. need another constitutional convention?

While July 4 gets the fun and attention, Sept. 17 – Constitution Day – is barely noticed. It deserves better. After all, Americans joyfully celebrate their independence because it enabled them to overcome the tyranny of the British crown and embark on a journey of self-government. For most of that [...]

By | 2018-05-30T12:49:08-04:00 September 14th, 2017|Opinion, Press|Comments Off on Opinion: Does the U.S. need another constitutional convention?

Opinion: Donald Trump’s dream team for economic success

The American public has long been yearning for a drastic change to the status quo. Sadly, the past eight years have brought onto us sluggish economic growth, a wave of over-regulation that drastically hurts the viability of our small businesses and, overall, an out of touch administration. It’s no surprise [...]

By | 2018-05-30T12:49:09-04:00 December 16th, 2016|Opinion, Press|Comments Off on Opinion: Donald Trump’s dream team for economic success

Expand innovative program for special-needs students

Six years ago, when Katie Swingle’s son was only 18 months old, a doctor reported that her boy’s autism would probably prevent him from ever being able to speak. Today, Katie’s son is not only communicating orally, but he’s also writing – in cursive! And Katie says the Florida Legislature [...]

By | 2018-05-23T15:59:35-04:00 November 17th, 2015|Issue Commentary, Opinion, Press|Comments Off on Expand innovative program for special-needs students

En Nuestra Opinión: Menores Juzgados como Adultos

El gobierno del estado debe cuidar, proteger y valorar la vida de los jóvenes, inclusive cuando se meten en problemas con la ley y hay que llevarlos de vuelta al buen camino. Es cierto que no todos los jóvenes con problemas se van a enderezar. Pero debemos atender mejor a [...]

By | 2018-05-30T12:49:09-04:00 October 26th, 2015|Blog, Opinion|Comments Off on En Nuestra Opinión: Menores Juzgados como Adultos