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Meet your Congressman: Rep. Ron DeSantis

Every two years, the district engages in perhaps one of the most underrated events in the community: Electing a representative for Congress. Much of the time, it seems these elections seemingly go unnoticed. Nevertheless, it’s a pretty big deal.

Comeback America Initiative’s David Walker calls for holding government accountable

By Matthew Goodman | gargoyle@flagler.edu

David Walker, the founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative, says its time that the public holds its government accountable. Walker, who spoke at the March 26 Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy, emphasized the government’s lack of economic progress over the past 12 years. “We are a leader but not (in) the dominant position we used to have,” he said.

Pentagon lifts ban on women in combat

The cracks in the military’s historic glass ceiling are expanding.

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced last month that the Pentagon is lifting the ban on women in front-line positions. This landmark decision reverses a 1994 rule that denies women certain combat roles.