Craig Pittman

Craig Pittman is a native Floridian and an award-winning reporter who covers environmental issues for the state's largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times. He is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid. Follow him on Twitter at @craigtimes

Florida
July 31 2013 6:45 AMOh, #Florida!Why does Florida produce so much weird news? Our experts explain.
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July 29 2013 8:15 AMOh, #Florida!What’s it like to grow up in Florida?
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July 25 2013 8:27 AMOh, #Florida!Biting the hand that feeds you.
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July 23 2013 7:45 AMOh, #Florida!Crooks, cops, and crooked cops—but very few criminal masterminds.
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July 19 2013 7:15 AMOh, #Florida!Why you’d be sorry if the state were gone.
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July 17 2013 7:00 AMOh, #Florida!Heroic measures to save Florida’s panthers, including mouth-to-mouth.
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July 14 2013 3:34 PMOh, #Florida!What is wrong with Florida juries?
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July 11 2013 5:44 AMOh, #Florida!Introducing the Debra Lafave Bad Teacher Award.
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July 9 2013 5:00 AMOh, #Florida!Florida politicians work in the most phallic building in the world.
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July 5 2013 8:00 AMOh, #Florida!My favorite Florida roadside sign.
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July 3 2013 5:15 AMOh, #Florida!How to clean up (financially) after a disaster.
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July 1 2013 5:30 AMOh, #Florida!True facts about the weirdest, wildest, most fascinating state.
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July 30 2013 8:45 AMOh, #Florida!The three-way competition for the weirdest Florida story ever.
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July 26 2013 7:30 AMOh, #Florida!The beaches are beautiful, but you never know what will wash up.
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July 24 2013 6:30 AMOh, #Florida!The best castles, dinosaurs, roadside attractions, and UFOs.
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July 22 2013 7:45 AMOh, #Florida!Fresh and juicy scandals in Disney World for old people.
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July 18 2013 7:06 AMOh, #Florida!Sunshine state religion: Scientology, Santeria, and sin.
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July 16 2013 6:45 AMOh, #Florida!What makes a weird Florida story a weird Florida story?
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July 12 2013 8:15 AMOh, #Florida!What’s the weirdest place in the weirdest state?
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July 10 2013 5:37 AMOh, #Florida!Weeki Wachee, the park where mermaids are state employees.
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July 8 2013 5:30 AMOh, #Florida!The cult origins of one of Florida’s most dangerous invasive species.
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July 4 2013 11:45 AMOh, #Florida!The lightning capital of the United States.
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July 2 2013 7:36 AMOh, #Florida!What “cracker” really means.

TODAY IN SLATE

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The Democrats’ War at Home

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Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

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A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

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Politics

Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Jurisprudence
Sept. 30 2014 2:36 PM This Court Erred The Supreme Court has almost always sided with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful, a new book argues.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
  Life
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 30 2014 1:23 PM What Can Linguistics Tell Us About Writing Better? An Interview with Steven Pinker.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 6:44 PM Ebola Was Already Here How the United States contains deadly hemorrhagic fevers.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.