Opinion | Editorials
The recent ruling of the Gainesville City Commission to approve an ordinance protecting transgender residents from discrimination at local businesses was not a revolutionary move - the commission is just keeping up with the times.
What a week. One new amendment and a few new city commissioners later, and we're still reeling from all the political madness. As we inch closer and closer to Super Tuesday, presidential candidates have been dropping like flies, and the remaining few are fighting for their lives.
The bold alert screeching from UF WebMail's login page for the past week is not only a caution to students against giving their e-mail password to anyone, it is also a bright-red warning that the university's e-mail system is broken and needs to be changed.
As details of election problems popped up Tuesday, the Floridian tradition of complicating national elections was renewed. Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning said none of the voting problems reported to his office were anything more than "common, everyday election fare."
With just one more day to decide which candidates will move forward into what promises to be one of the most important presidential elections in history, we realize the task may be a little overwhelming for any voter.
With nearly half of the seats on the City Commission up for grabs Tuesday and an amendment affecting tax revenue, the results of this election day could also have a great influence on a city already navigating redevelopment and economic growth.
There may be a logical explanation for why you woke up feeling like crap Tuesday. Yes, it did signal the end of the only long weekend we have until Spring Break, but it may very well be because the third week in January is among one of the most depressing of the year, according to a researcher from Cardiff University.
While it may not have been as glamorous or as influential as Oprah Winfrey's endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama - and certainly didn't receive as much media attention - UF President Bernie Machen's unusual public announcement that he would endorse Sen. John McCain for president this week did raise more than a few questions across campus.