News

The Ed Schultz Radio

April 28, 2011

Doing the Ed Schlutz radio show with Mike Papantonio. We’ve already interviewed Bobby Kennedy Jr and Brad Friedman. Henry Rollins is on the next hour.…

State & National News

Low point of American politics

April 28, 2011

New York Times: People are out of work, American soldiers are dying overseas and President Obama is pressured to show his birth certificate. The NYT calls it “A Certificate of Embarrassment” –“a profoundly low and debasing…

Education

No real FCAT progress made in five years

April 28, 2011

We’ve had the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test for over 10 years. School districts have had plenty of time to figure out how to prepare third graders to take their first FCAT test. Unfortunately, we aren’t seeing…

Billings case

Billings Murder witness refuses to testify…almost

April 28, 2011

Rakeem Florence tried to negotiate a better deal with the State Attorney’s Office before testifying at Donnie Stallworth’s trial. Florence had cut a plea agreement with the state and testified against Patrick Gonzalez, Wayne Coldiron and…

Business

Creating Alabama jobs expensive

April 28, 2011

Mobile Press Register: Alabama and Mobile aid to ThyssenKrupp has hit over $1 billion. At 2,700 employees, Alabama taxpayers will pay more than $400,000 per job. That’s almost seven years’ worth of the average salary of…

News

Richburg tries to pull fast one

April 28, 2011

Bob Richburg, former president of Northwest Florida State College, agreed to pay the college $103,000 as part of a plea agreement he made the prosecution while under indictment in the Ray Sansom/Jay Odom case. Instead of…

News

City Redistricting: “from” debate continues

April 27, 2011

Crystal Spencer, chairman of the Charter Commission that wrote the new city charter, says that the intent was for the member of the Redistricting Commission to be a resident of the district so that each district…

News

Baby Gaetz at odds with Okaloosa officials, too

April 27, 2011

Daily News: State Rep. Matt Gaetz is at odds with Okaloosa County officials over legislation that could bring significant changes to the county’s pre-trial release program. Rarely has a state lawmaker managed to upset two counties…

State & National News

CNN: No doubt Obama born in Hawaii

April 27, 2011

CNN has completed its investigation into the birth certificate of Barack Obama. Conclusion: He was born in Hawaii. Dr. Chiyome Fukino, former director of the Department of Health under Republican Governer Linda Lingle has inspected the…

News

Morgan vs. McNesby, Year 2

April 26, 2011

This is my last breakdown of the Uniform Crime Report. I was curious how Sheriff David Morgan’s second year compares with Sheriff Ron McNesby’s second year. Morgan dealt with a more violent crime trend – 236…

News

Offenses vs. Arrests

April 26, 2011

Okay, I’m a number geek. Here’s how the offenses reports and the arrests for ECSO and PPD compare:   Escambia County Sheriff Offenses Arrests Murder 26 14 54% Forcible Sex Offenses 178 77 43% Robbery 461…