Michael Van Sickler

Florida’s response to El Paso, Dayton shootings: More of the same

Residents comfort each other as they await word on whether they know any of the victims of a mass shooting on Sunday in Dayton, Ohio. [Julie Carr Smyth | AP] Associated  Press
Republicans offer their sadness, prayers and solutions to issues like mental health illness. New gun regulations, however, remain off the table.

Lake County leans into its racist past on Winner/Loser of the week in Florida politics: Aug. 4 edition

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Meanwhile, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri’s profile keeps rising.