In the Arena: Wednesday Early Voting Update

In the Arena: Wednesday Early Voting Update

Over seven million registered voters in Florida have already cast their ballot as of Wednesday morning.  This means statewide 65% of the likely total voter turnout has already been cast.  In Leon County 58% of the projected vote is already in at the Supervisor of Elections’ Office. Republicans are turning out at a higher rate […]

In the Arena: November 3rd is Almost Here

In the Arena:  November 3rd is Almost Here

Over six million registered voters in Florida have already cast their ballot as of Monday morning.  This means statewide 57% of the likely total voter turnout has already been cast.  In Leon County 50% of the vote is already in at the Supervisor of Elections’ Office. The numbers are interesting and a projection of what […]

In the Arena: Pre-Election Voter Turnout

In the Arena:  Pre-Election Voter Turnout

Over the last four Presidential general elections 74% of Florida’s registered voters turned out to cast ballots.  When the Florida Division of Elections and Leon County Supervisor of Elections report a percentage of the vote is in, they are running that number against 100% when it should be put against the last four average turnouts […]

In the Arena: William F. Buckley and Civil Discourse

In the Arena:  William F. Buckley and Civil Discourse

In the late 1960s as a teenager I lived in the small city of Olean, New York, located in Cattaraugus County.  Olean was in the western tier of New York and located on the Allegheny River just north of the Pennsylvania border. Olean, when I lived there, had a population of 19,000.  Currently the population […]

In the Arena: Should the President be Impeached?

In the Arena: Should the President be Impeached?

The reason for impeaching a President is specifically stated in Article II, Section 4, of the Constitution: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” On 17 May 2018 the acting Attorney […]

In the Arena: Are Legacy Newspapers in Hospice?

In the Arena:  Are Legacy Newspapers in Hospice?

The current President of the United States has a very strong ability to discern weakness in long-unchallenged institutions.  For example, the President often attacks the news media as “dangerous and sick”.  He has stated the news media are the “enemy of the people”. This column will explain why the President feels both comfortable and safe […]

In the Arena: Maddox’s Future

In the Arena: Maddox’s Future

Detectives use inductive and deductive reasoning to draw conclusions.  Deductive reasoning is where you can use general truths to draw specific conclusions.  In the case of Scott Maddox there are some deductions we can make. The Department of Justice Public Integrity Section is in charge of indicting public official criminal behavior.  They have a good […]

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 […]