A tiny hobbit tries to explain to the marble majesty of America's Sheriff Grady Judd and Publix owner Barney Barnett that they're just two more libs to…
The former mayor angrily declines to answer questions about the positions and lies of the candidate he so publicly backs with his money and name and fa…
Saga Stevin is, by far, the most virulently anti-honesty, anti-Lakeland, and anti-black candidate for any office in my 22 years of living here. It's no…
American kids are watching too many American adults model or indulge nihilism as civics. When power refuses to model just order; we shouldn't complain …
Only strongly asserted citizenship can make the American idea of representative democracy work. It's up to us. Here's one idea for organizing that welc…
Human connection and collaboration in public life are impossible without a common frame of citizenship. Saga Stevin wants to shrink Lakeland's frame to…
Making sense of the anti-Big Test *political* bombshell from Florida that wiped out 25 years of GOP education and "liberal reform" policy rhetoric in o…
Killing Bryan Riley's pathologies will take much much much more courage and action than fantasizing about killing Bryan Riley's body, Sheriff Judd. You…
Lakeland's race for mayor offers an excellent localized example of the national struggle between good and bad citizenship that will define America -- a…
My great aunt Susie Lee Walton championed Putnam County's Confederate Art project in 1924. But 2021's spiteful Confederates also betray the "inspiratio…
Capitol Lynch Mob supporters love famous Sheriff Grady Judd and are the core of his political support. His meek public submission to them will define h…
A Polk County case study in how transparency makes for better policy and enhances public trust.