Please pardon my friends
It is the corrupt system of campaign finance that allows people to buy friendship which influences the pardoning power of a president.
Solutions to water crisis
Gov. Jeb Bush's recent summit on the drought was a promising response to this region's water crisis. With forecasts predicting the driest back-to-back years in recorded history, the time has come for state officials to better coordinate water policy before the drought causes more severe environmental and economic damage.
Following trail of injustice
Broward County's Frank Lee Smith is dead, but the issues raised by his conviction -- and his 14-year confinement for a capital crime DNA evidence confirms he did not commit -- are very much alive. Gov. Jeb Bush had no choice but to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the case, given the serious charge of perjury leveled against sheriff's detective Richard Scheff, whose morphing testimony was key in sending Smith to death row and keeping him there until he died of natural causes. Only time will tell if the special investigation becomes an exercise in getting at the truth -- or in whitewashing.
Experience backs a touch screen voting system
I was a resident of Mount Laurel, N.J. (a town of 138,000) in 1995. We had used Shoup voting machines for many years but felt it was time to update. So the committee looked into many newer systems.
Absence says a lot about election overhaul
TALLAHASSEE -- Others may doubt the need for an election overhaul, but not Gov. Jeb Bush. He was emphatic on all the key points Monday at a press conference where he received the report and recommendations of his task force. Yes, he said, every county should have optical-scanning machines that read ballots at the precincts. Yes, the state should help finance them.