Bill Cotterell, Tallahassee Democrat

Bill Cotterell

Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Past:
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • TCPalm
  • Florida Today
  • PNJ
  • Naples Daily News
  • The News-Press
  • North Jersey News

Past articles by Bill:

House abortion debate was a rare show of real passion

No matter what legislators or judges do, we’re sure to hear a lot more impassioned debate about abortion for many sessions to come. → Read More

'He faithfully served': Former Florida Comptroller Gerald Lewis dies at 87

Gerald Lewis served as the state's comptroller beginning in 1974 and ending when he lost the seat in the GOP wave election of 1994. → Read More

Filibuster isn’t pretty, but it’s still needed

Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris probably didn’t help their cause by comparing their opponents to Jefferson Davis and Bull Connor. → Read More

DeSantis follows successful script while putting his stamp on legislative session, re-election

Anyone looking for surprises, or a slight departure from rightwing dogma, was surely disappointed. And the left was just as predictable. → Read More

Let’s do away with the pretense of amateurism and admit that college sport is a big business

if Alabama’s Nick Saban can team up with Deion Sanders to make those Aflac commercials, why shouldn’t their players make a buck from fleeting fame? → Read More

Florida doesn’t just act Republican — it is a GOP state now

"Well, we went and did it — Florida now has more Republicans than Democrats. It’s been a long time coming, since the Reagan era." → Read More

Random thoughts on the week’s events

Casey DeSantis sacrificed some personal privacy by announcing that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. → Read More

Term limits for U.S. Supreme Court judges are tempting but a bad idea

The idea is to make sure President Biden gets some chances to diminish the court’s 6-3 conservative tilt. → Read More

Bill Nelson in Tallahassee: Florida’s future in space exploration is limitless

“It’s going to be an exciting ride,” Nelson, a former U.S. senator from the Space Coast, said in remarks to the Economic Club of Florida. → Read More

Immigration edict reads like an attack ad

Executive Order 21-223 is a marvel of campaign rhetoric, worthy of the most aggressive attack advertising. → Read More

Biden and Democrats are flirting with failure

Biden’s approval hit a new low of 43 percent in a Gallop Poll last week. That’s understandable. → Read More

Craig Pittman explains Florida for normal people

One of the strange things about life in Florida is that our abnormal is so normal. → Read More

Opinion: Reaper’s court case has been grim

What the state is doing to Daniel Uhlfelder might be legal but it’s an ugly abuse of the law. → Read More

New school standards make a good first impression

Gov. Ron DeSantis and legislative leaders are embarking on a major policy change in Florida’s public school system. → Read More

Stephen H. Grimes, former Florida Supreme Court justice, dies at 93

Former Chief Justice Stephen H. Grimes, who helped guide the Florida Supreme Court into the Internet age, has died at age 93. → Read More

Fake news flourishes in social media

Researchers found that unreliable news sources got six times as many likes, shares and other interactions as information from trusted agencies. → Read More

Hot Potato? Texas abortion law more like a live grenade for GOP

"Florida legislators ought to take a long pause and think hard before copying the new Texas law," writes columnist Bill Cotterell. → Read More

Capital Tiger Bay Club plans return to in-person programs with Jared Moskowitz

Capital Tiger Bay Club, Tallahassee’s best-known political forum, will resume live luncheons this month. → Read More

Thanks, but no thanks, to government subsidizing news

Columnist Bill Cotterell writes about the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, meant to assist local news organizations. → Read More

DeSantis should have skin in the game

Columnist Bill Cotterell has "a novel suggestion" in the standoff between Gov. Ron DeSantis and county school boards: "Let’s lock up the governor." → Read More