May 02, 16

From the nation’s inception, Americans have looked to their presidents for leadership and inspiration, even though neither were formally mentioned in the Constitution. The few formal duties of the president were briefly described in Article 2, sections 2 and 3. At the time, Americans saw no need...

Apr 13, 16

As the presidential campaigns wage on, it has become increasingly clear that civility has lost its place on the debate stage and in our democracy.

For those of us who hope to revitalize the civic culture of Florida, this slander, vilification and impertinence is...

Mar 30, 16

An Irish Methodist minister addressed peace after violence Tuesday.

Reverend Gary Mason spoke to about 60 people on how he’s helping bring peace to Northern Ireland. His presentation took place at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service in the Pugh Hall Ocora at 6 p.m. and was free to...

Mar 24, 16

There's plenty to learn from the story of the Wright brothers, a message offered Tuesday by renowned historian David McCullough when he spoke at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.

McCullough was there as part of a lecture series hosted by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, a...

Feb 16, 16

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been going on and off for over a century now.

The mainstream media have become wary of reporting on this often gruesome and seemingly unceasing conflict.The general American public remains divided on whether Israel’s actions or the Palestinian group’s...

Feb 12, 16

He has the most prominent name in the Republican field, is as accomplished and experienced as any of his opponents, and is well funded. But Jeb Bush’s campaign can’t seem to connect with voters. Just when it looked like his forces were rallying in New Hampshire, he finished well behind Trump and...

Feb 11, 16

Incumbent Mayor Ed Braddy and candidates Lauren Poe and Donald Shepherd, touched on income distribution, integrity and energy among other topics before a crowd of about 100 people at the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center on Wednesday night.

The mayoral candidate forum, sponsored by WUFT...

Feb 11, 16

The atmosphere turned tense at times during Wednesday evening’s Gainesville mayoral debate as three candidates vying for the slot championed their beliefs and took swings at their opponents in an effort to gain the attention of voters.

The hour-long debate had...

Feb 09, 16

Dan Barker told about 60 students and Gainesville residents that there is no meaning to life Monday night.

Barker, the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the separation of church and state, discussed atheist beliefs. The...

Feb 08, 16

As I near the end of my undergraduate career, lots of young people — I guess “young-er people” would be more accurate — have come to me asking for advice.

“What should I do to get the most out of my time here at UF? Can you just give me some guidance?”

On the one hand, I’m...

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