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DeSantis’s anti-woke laws can’t stand up to the First Amendment. They’re still dangerous — The silencing has begun

By Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Boston Globe, May 19, 2023. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s anti-wokeness crusade to trample on the First Amendment with a series of state censorship laws aimed at everything from college administrators to Mickey Mouse is a sure loser. After all, when one of the most conservative appellate courts in the nation agrees

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Far right sets its sights on gutting the Constitution

Russ Feingold, Boston Globe, May 23, 2023. The far right has been conducting a multiyear stealth campaign to persuade state legislatures to pass legislation asking Congress to call a constitutional convention. The past few years have seen the rise of a modern American authoritarian movement in this country. The people driving this movement, the Steve

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Republicans

I liked Ron until he crowned himself king

The following letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on May 23, 2023. In 2018 I was impressed by Ron DeSantis. I thought “Finally! Someone grounded with common sense and no grievances.” In 2022 re-elected, then, he grabbed headlines by shipping immigrants from Texas to Massachusetts. Why? It’s not ours to deal

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