Local reporters did good work examining grades

Local reporters did good work examining grades

ActionNewsJax deserves a half a Wink for its work on school grades. Reporters for the station actually looked at data, which few in the media bother to do these days. They found a large number of low grades in the local public schools and also took note that they were...
Jacksonville had a slave owner with black skin

Jacksonville had a slave owner with black skin

An example from Jacksonville shows the fatal fallacy of the liberal proposal to pay reparations to descendants of slaves. Without question, all former slave owners should pay reparations to all former slaves. But all of those people are dead. For people who never have...
Good intentions are making downtown look shabby

Good intentions are making downtown look shabby

While city officials and civic leaders are busy discussing ways to gussie up downtown’s face, the tramp camp in the heart of downtown continues to grow. Well-intended people decided weeks ago to help the homeless people in the camp by moving them into hotels. Once...
Local reporters did good work examining grades

Being positive in Jacksonville

New4Jax deserves a Wink for its feature Random Jax of Kindness. Despite the name, which is either a clever pun or a lame play on the words “acts of kindness,” depending on your point of view, it is a good way to take note of some good things happening in the city amid...
Jacksonville had a slave owner with black skin

Is treating everyone the same a crazy idea?

Here’s a radical idea for government schools. Instead of teaching black history and white history, why not try teaching American history? A special task force proposes that the Jacksonville public schools “embed” black history into the history curriculum. What does...
Good intentions are making downtown look shabby

How big is the ‘bucket’ and who will fill it?

In their crusade against septic tanks, Jacksonville politicians are setting up taxpayers for a major hit. But is it necessary? City officials claim septic tanks are a public health problem, even though the state of Florida says they are effective, and the city allows...
Good intentions are making downtown look shabby

Praise for protest is the wrong response

Students attending government schools in Jacksonville have learned that if you want something all you have to do is demand it loudly, like toddlers who lie on the floor screaming and kicking their feet. In the span of one incredible week: Students protested something...