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Archive for Thursday, January 11, 2018


The Constitution Revision Commission

Congratulations, Floridians. Each and every one of you is special. But possibly not for the reasons you think. Floridians are special because our states process for constitutional reform might be the weirdest in the country. Just once every 20 years, we convene something called the Constitution Revision Commission. Thirty-seven people are appointed by our state government to hold a year of public hearings  .   and at these hearings, Floridians can directly propose constitutional amendments. During the year, the CRC reviews and votes on public input, and proposes amendments of their own. In November, the approved proposals go right on the ballot. So the CRC is an exercise in expedited democracy. But of course, politics is never simple, and this year ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly



Missing U.S. Spy Satellite? Here’s What We Know.

A classified spy satellite manufactured by Northrop Grumman and launched by SpaceX appears to have gone missing after launching from Cape Canaveral earlier this week. So what do we know?
Published in Space