When noted economist Arthur Laffer spoke in Sarasota last winter, he cut to the quick while summarizing the Nov. 6 election. Every election, Laffer said, is a referendum on the incumbent's performance.
Enjoy this week's Castaway cartoon.
The political buzz today, of course, is all about the presidential debate. Rightfully so. The course of America, if not the world, is at stake.
When we began this process of analyzing the 11 proposed state constitution amendments two weeks ago, we noted a preference that is probably true with most voters: Leave the constitution alone! Quit junking it up with special exceptions and favors to special groups.
Frederic Bastiat, the great French economic journalist of the 1840s, would be launching into tirades on talk radio today if he were asked to analyze the proposed constitutional amendments on Floridaâ€™s Nov. 6 ballot.
What does it say when the Democratic congressional candidate brings in Sandra Fluke?