In the Arena: Gillum’s Past and Future?

In the Arena:  Gillum’s Past and Future?

Andrew Gillum is an ambitious person.  He ran to be the Chair of the Florida Democratic Party but lost to Ron Smith of Alachua County.  He wanted to run for Congress, but Al Lawson declared for the position so he did not run.  Lawson won the seat. Mr. Gillum decided to run for Governor.  He […]

In the Arena:  Prediction Before the Balloting

In the Arena:  Prediction Before the Balloting

Many people enjoy sharing their political opinion whether it is in the local newspapers, a blog, Twitter or in Facebook.  While opinions about candidates and elections are nice we now have an opportunity to begin to study the numbers that are coming in. An examination of the absentee ballot requests and returns give us some […]

In the Arena: Veritas

In the Arena: Veritas

For thousands of years people have struggled in their effort to determine what is true, what is truth. The ancient Romans more than two millennium ago had a Goddess Veritas. She was the Goddess of Truth and the daughter of the God Chronos – the God of Time. This seemed a natural progress. Over time […]

In the Arena:  Mayors Over Time

In the Arena:  Mayors Over Time

In 1822 the Congress created the territory of Florida.  In March 1824 the Territorial Council designated Tallahassee as Florida’s capital.  The same year the Native Americans living in Tallahassee were ordered to relocate to a reservation located in Central Florida. A year later Dr. Charles Haire was elected Intendant of the Town of Tallahassee.  The […]