Everything old is not a treasure

There seems to be a dichotomy between the constant cries for downtown redevelopment and the constant pleas to preserve everything that is a few decades old. The attached photo illustrates how the city’s core might look if the “preservationists” had their way....

Everybody in the media wants to be Sherlock Holmes these days

One of the things that happened to the newspaper business as it started down the path to oblivion was the creation of “investigative reporters.” I never heard the term before the Watergate scandal, when the media succeeded in bagging a (Republican) president. After...

Scott Wilson: Wrong day to politic, sir!

Scott Wilson, City Council President Scott Wilson chose Memorial Day to hold a press conference. It was to inform the media of his decision to stick with Tommy Hazouri instead of changing his pledge to one from his own party for the position of City Council President....

Pension reform numbers are not turning out as expected

What a difference a year makes. Every year, the city’s annual financial statement shows the condition of the city’s finances. Last year, the one for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2018, was released on March 29. Mayor Lenny Curry wrote in it, “As I have learned from...

So-called voting reforms would make the elections process worse

Harvesting is for hay - not votes! An all-out effort is under way by the Democrat Party to use the current health crisis to further revamp the voting procedure in a way that would almost guarantee increased fraud. “Coronavirus gives us an opportunity to revamp our...

Is Tommy Hazouri our Joe Biden? #metoo

As women across the country watch Joe Biden get a pass for his #MeToo accusations, locally we are doing the same thing. Have we no shame? Eye wrote about Tommy Hazouri's administration and the past issues with Ms. Darlene Tye. Ms. Tye won a lawsuit against the city...

Setback for pro-homosexual law could lead to it being invalidated

Jacksonville’s contentious and controversial “human rights” ordinance was dealt a blow at the hands of Florida’s First District Court of Appeals this week. Twice barred by a local circuit judge who said the plaintiffs lacked standing, lawyers for Liberty Counsel got...

Life is different for everyone – including those in government

Rep. John Rutherford Jacksonville residents who have visited the nation’s capital in the past might be shocked to see it today. Hordes of people, including lobbyists and tourists used to keep the Capitol and government office buildings packed. “It is very different,”...

Put the money meant for small business where it is needed

Small businesses need help now Small businesses are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. They have been swiftly and drastically affected by the furor over the Chinese virus. Yet, all indications are that the bulk of the money government has thrown at the problem is...

Is the SBA rigged against moms and pops in a crisis?

One thing is certain, never let a crisis go to waste has found its way into COVID19 and the same ones who always win -- are winning again. And the reason they are winning is because they know how to play the game -- how to rig the system -- and how to cheat those they...

Job of selling a new tax just got a lot more difficult

School officials kept insisting on putting a proposed tax increase on the ballot in November, and finally prevailed. That might have been a big mistake. It was looking like a slam dunk. Using the old, reliable “for the kids” line, they seemed to have people convinced...

Coughing on cops will not be tolerated in the Jacksonville area

State Attorney Melissa Nelson is taking a non-nonsense approach to assaults upon police officers that are connected with the current virus threat. Underscoring the pivotal roles the police and other first responders play during a worldwide medical emergency like the...

Eye’s Teen Editor shares her thoughts on COVID-19

“Welcome to your first day of distance learning,” read students around the globe. Suddenly computer monitors were switched on, iPads got unplugged from chargers and desks became replaced by pillows and couch cushions. Coronavirus disease 2019, coined COVID-19 by the...

Bill Gay set an example in everything he did

There is a void in the city after the loss of Bill Gay, who died this week quietly, as he did everything. Gay never got much fanfare but he was always working behind the scenes to make Jacksonville a better city and help those in need. He was a leading businessman,...

The thousand cuts have finished. Now we heal.

I have been speaking these words in my head for the last month, "Death by a thousand cuts," each time we heard about one more executive order regarding what we could and could not do. Each little cut meant one less piece of liberty we could enjoy. Each little cut hurt...

SBA Loans Available for North Florida business owners

One of our readers sent us this email and we wanted to get this information to you asap. Thanks for sharing!! Details are below for assistance to a business’, they would apply directly to SBDC on-line and this is now open for the Bridge Loan or contact SBDC local...

Hope is what we need!

Yesterday I went to the Loop Restaurant to pick up lunch.  There were 2 couples eating in the restaurant AND black take out boxes lined up for the To Go Order.  The Loop is a locally owned restaurant and the founder is a man who puts his trust in God. ...

JEA management is digging a hole and raising suspicions

Advice to top management at JEA: When you are in a hole, stop digging. Under investigation by local government and the feds for its botched attempt to sell the utility, JEA brass are suspected of stonewalling on releasing public records. City Council’s special...

Media blackout on good news is all about politics

Frustration is at a high level among those who operate Florida’s largest school choice organization – and it should be. An incredible bit of media malpractice is taking place in this state. Two recent events provide strong evidence that school choice is beneficial to...

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