Steve Bousquet, Orlando Sentinel

Steve Bousquet

Orlando Sentinel

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Steve:

With no water, ‘woke’ won’t matter

It took a devastating hurricane in Florida to finally silence the divisive rhetoric about the evils of government and the news media. → Read More

Millions of Florida NPA voters a sleeping giant

With polls foreshadowing close marquee races, the often-overlooked independent voters are poised to make the difference. → Read More

‘He’s living a lie’: How Sheriff Tony case grew

Newly released recordings shed more light on the case of Sheriff Gregory Tony. → Read More

Sending troops to state prisons is risky and short-sighted

Florida's prison staffing shortage is so severe, the governor is calling in the National Guard. → Read More

Some first-time candidates sure have a lot to learn

Some first-time political candidates simply haven't done their homework before running for office. → Read More

How Pete Antonacci put the heat on FDLE

Opinions Editor Steve Bousquet reports on a past attempt by DeSantis' new director of the state Office of Election Crimes and Security to force a law enforcement agency to launch a baseless voter fraud investigation. → Read More

Big changes ahead for Broward voters

Columnist Steve Bousquet looks at changes ahead that will affect Broward voters. → Read More

Why our candidate endorsements matter more than ever

At a time when more newspapers are eliminating opinion pages, ours are busier than ever — a good thing. → Read More

The rules don’t apply to fake populist DeSantis

Ron DeSantis is an elitist, not a populist, and his record proves it, writes Opinions Editor Steve Bousquet. → Read More

Decades later, Broward’s leadership void persists

In looking ahead at proposals for an elected county mayor in Broward, Opinions Editor Steve Bousquet looks back almost half a century to when this was first proposed. It failed then, and five decades of everybody's-in-charge management by committee have followed. → Read More

Five things you can do to help save America

Columnist Steve Bousquet offers advice to Floridians overcome with hopelessness by the mass killings in Texas. → Read More

Two views of governor’s race, with a Broward backdrop

Both Charlie Crist and Gov Ron DeSantis campaigned in Broward this week. Crist's event was open to the press, DeSantis' was not, but Opinions Editor Steve Bousquet obtained a tape of DeSantis' 40-minute speech and compares the candidates' appearances. → Read More

A worrisome turning point for elections oversight

The state elections chief's departure sends waves of apprehension across Florida, because Gov. Ron DeSantis has to find a replacement. → Read More

Abortion. Guns. Is it enough to wake voters up?

Six months from Election Day, Charlie Crist tries to make the case against DeSantis. → Read More

What a way not to choose judges in Florida

Friday was the deadline for judicial candidates to get on the ballot, and it's always a strange scene, writes Opinions Editor Steve Bousquet. → Read More

Don’t get in Ron DeSantis’ way

Listing the many negative impacts by Gov. Ron DeSantis on the state of Florida. → Read More

The consequences of one-man rule, in black and white

If the governor gets his way, many North Florida towns could no longer elect their candidate of choice to Congress. → Read More

A Senate slugfest in South Broward

Lauren Book and Barbara Sharief battle it out in a newly drawn state Senate seat in South Broward this summer. → Read More

A judge’s words make a powerful civics lesson

For Florida students eager to learn how democracy works (or doesn't), the place to start is a judge's ruling in a voting rights case. → Read More

Election ‘integrity’ — or insanity?

After Georgia and Arizona, Florida is a favored destination for election conspiracy theorists, writes Opinions Editor Steve Bousquet. → Read More