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Florida History: Ernest Hemingway’s Suggested Reading List

In the spring of 1934, a twenty-two year old hobo/ aspiring writer named Arnold Samuelson left the cold of Minnesota for Key West  to meet his literary hero — Ernest Hemingway.  After a 2,000-plus mile journey,  which included hitchhiking, train-hopping,…

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Commentary: Does Florida Rank High in Political Corruption?

In recent years Florida has had some legislative leaders and even a few university presidents who have left office under a cloud, but the Sunshine State has had nobody who served in both capacities before being summarily ousted for merely…

Archive: Not Many Gaps in Her Knowledge

For National School Choice Week, Capitol Vanguard is featuring seven Florida students learning in diverse ways.  Here is the first in our series; former JMI intern Kelly Barber contributed to this story.   Charly Santagado had a high school schedule…

Archive: Hoopster Rises to Meet Tall Challenge

For National School Choice Week, Capitol Vanguard is featuring seven Florida students learning in diverse ways.  Here is the second in our series; former JMI intern Kelly Barber contributed to this story. When Luis Aponte, Jr. was a senior in…

Archive: Riding a Wave of Family Success

For National School Choice Week, Capitol Vanguard is featuring seven Florida students learning in diverse ways.  Here is the third in our series; former JMI intern LaCrai Mitchell contributed to this story.   When Sue Wainio-Oato wants to compare notes…

Archive: Blending the Best of Both Worlds

For National School Choice Week, Capitol Vanguard is featuring seven Florida students learning in diverse ways.  Here is the fourth in our series; JMI resident fellow William Mattox composed this story. R.J. Wood always thought he’d like to ride a…