Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

History Center hosts exhibit on political memorabilia

ORLANDO — Political buttons, easily one of the most popular and enduring items in the history of campaigning, date back to around 1892, courtesy of a New Jersey company called Whitehead and Hoag. Even today, the words “Whitehead and Hoag” are a staple on sites like eBay that draw in collectors. Political buttons may be [...]

Judicial candidate puts a focus on upholding the public’s trust

ORLANDO — As he conducts his campaign to be elected as a judge to the 9th Judicial Circuit Court, Joseph Haynes Davis has been attending public events, greeting area residents, and starting a dialogue with them about his campaign. He knows, however, that running for a judicial post is starkly different from seeking a legislative [...]

Anti-tax crusader joins campaign against proposed rules changes at IRS

ORLANDO — When taking aim at a government agency, the chances of making the criticism stick likely depend on which f3ederal department is being targeted. If it’s a popular institution like the military, the chances are success seem dicey. On the other hand, Doug Guetzloe didn’t hesitate when he was asked to serve as a [...]

For legislative candidate Nancy Miller, history is a key to the future

TALLAHASSEE — There are a number of issues that Nancy Miller is highlighting in her bid to represent Florida’s state Senate District 3, including supporting the Second Amendment and gun rights, and keeping taxes low. But Miller is also emphasizing another issue, one that rarely gets mentioned on the campaign trail: the preservation of the [...]

Why do people vote so stupidly?

SAN DIEGO — In Scott Robinson’s view, there’s one subject that can’t be discussed properly without drawing plenty of laughs. “Politics,” he said, “is funny, funny, funny.” But the humor, he added, doesn’t derive simply from the often buffoonish behavior of the candidates, and the frequently clumsy and embarrassing things they do and say. That’s [...]

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