‘School choice’ is dividing Florida Democrats along racial lines. Could it help Donald Trump?

By Steve Contorno and Emily L. Mahoney   As he seeks reelection, President Donald Trump is making a direct appeal to black voters like Chikara Parks. After her four kids experienced bullying and other problems at their south St. Petersburg school, Parks moved each one into private Christian academies. She travels the state, [...]

By |2020-02-13T17:21:43-04:00February 13th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on ‘School choice’ is dividing Florida Democrats along racial lines. Could it help Donald Trump?

Trump’s Plea to Black Voters Shows Find-a-Few Strategy

By Mario Parker February 6, 2020, 4:00 AM EST   President Donald Trump is ramping up his appeals to African Americans, including a State of the Union speech on Tuesday that illustrated his campaign’s effort to lure enough black voters from the Democratic Party to secure his re-election. During his [...]

By |2020-02-07T11:26:13-04:00February 7th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Trump’s Plea to Black Voters Shows Find-a-Few Strategy

Florida’s Reform Momentum

For policy consequences, the most important election in 2018 might have been Florida’s contest for Governor. Now we’re seeing the results, as Republican Ron DeSantis expands school vouchers and has already remade the state Supreme Court. With little fanfare this autumn, another 18,000 young Floridians joined the ranks of Americans [...]

By |2019-10-21T09:32:30-04:00October 21st, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Florida’s Reform Momentum

JMI’s President and CEO, Dr. Bob McClure, Named to Panel of 50 Influential Floridians

In this important election year, the Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald and Bradenton Herald want to drive a discussion on the important issues facing the Sunshine State. We've assembled a panel of 50 influential Floridians who will offer their views through the November elections. Meet our Influencers here and [...]

By |2018-06-11T13:52:03-04:00June 4th, 2018|In The News, Press|Comments Off on JMI’s President and CEO, Dr. Bob McClure, Named to Panel of 50 Influential Floridians

Representative Byron Donalds

On this episode of "Pundits on the Porch,” Dr. Bob McClure talks with Representative Byron Donalds, from Florida’s District 80. Representative Donalds and Dr. McClure chat about the 2018 Legislative Session. This past legislative session was an important one for Florida’s future and Rep. Donalds took on a number [...]

By |2018-06-06T10:23:05-04:00May 22nd, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Representative Byron Donalds

Takeaways from Tallahassee 5/12/18

... Free-market proponent defends Leon County charters Dr. Bob McClure, president and CEO of The James Madison Institute, a conservative think tank in Tallahassee, isn’t too happy about the Leon County School Board’s decision to block two new charter schools. In a recent column published in the Tallahassee Democrat, [...]

By |2018-05-14T16:54:08-04:00May 12th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Takeaways from Tallahassee 5/12/18

Leave Education to Those Doing a Better Job: The States

Recently, none other than Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Elizabeth Warren,D-Mass., brought tears of joy to my eyes as they pronounced themselves stalwart federalists. The fact that they were taking this position solely on the issue of marijuana policy was mystifying, but I’m good with baby steps. Welcome to [...]

By |2018-05-09T11:00:18-04:00May 9th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Leave Education to Those Doing a Better Job: The States

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

Guy Benson

On this episode of “Pundits on the Porch,” hosts Dr. Bob McClure and Sal Nuzzo interview Guy Benson who was in town for JMI’s 2018 Tallahassee Annual Dinner. Guy Benson is a contributor for Fox News, and political editor of Townhall.com. He is also co-author with Mary Katharine Ham [...]

By |2018-05-07T14:14:07-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Podcast|0 Comments