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Congressional Budget Crisis

By Chuck Hobbs, Esquire – Whether you support or despise the loose coalition of groups collectively known as the Tea Party, you have to admit that, if nothing else, the rise of this movement has coincided with a greater awareness of politics and the practicality of decisions made by political leaders. When considering the looming […]

Florida Governor Rick Scott returns State to Jim Crow Era on Civil Rights Restoration for ex-felons

By Chuck Hobbs, Esquire – There is an old cliché that “those who fail to understand history are doomed to repeat it.” This week, Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and CFO Jeff Atwater, who collectively comprise the state’s Executive Clemency Board, repeated history by reversing a 2007 Order from […]

Rein in Spending? Let’s Talk Entitlements

Chuck Hobbs, Esq. – Over the past two years, perhaps the most pejorative phrase used against President Obama is that of “socialist.” Well, at least pejorative phrases that can be repeated in polite company. Whenever the “S” word is thrown around folks immediately think of Hitler, Mussolini, Tito and other tyrants known by their last […]

Hobbs’ Hump-Day Hot Points

Posted on Tallahassee.com By Chuck Hobbs, Esquire I. Decline of the Dictators Two weeks after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak decided to step down from what was appearing to be a self styled “president for life” role (dictator) here we have Muammar Gadhaffi resurfacing from the shadows after years of being relatively quiet on the world […]

Affirmative Action debate heats up at Florida Universities

By Chuck Hobbs, Esq. – On February 24th a debate between students at predominantly black Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU), its predominantly white cross-town neighbor, will center upon one of the most politically divisive issues of the past quarter century—Affirmative Action and the role it plays in government spending. The debate […]