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Other than Trump, virtually no one was doing better four years ago

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, March 24, 2024. Crime As Biden recently recalled: “In 2020, before I took office, the prior administration oversaw the largest increase in murders ever recorded.” By contrast, an FBI data report last week shows, as NBC News noted, “the new fourth-quarter numbers showed a 13% decline in murder in 2023 from 2022, a 6%

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Republicans

The American Right becomes Putin’s fanboys

By DIANE ROBERTS,  The Florida Phoenix, Feb 26, 2024. The Grand Old Putin Party’s plan to impeach President Joe Biden has collapsed like cheap lawn furniture in a gust of wind. Alexander Smirnov, their Deep Throat, the “key FBI informant” with supposed dirt on Hunter Biden’s Ukraine business dealings, now admits he lied. Moreover, the

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Health Care

Florida surgeon general defies science amid measles outbreak

By Lena H. Sun and Lauren Weber, The Washington Post, February 22, 2024. As a Florida elementary school tries to contain a growing measles outbreak, the state’s top health official is giving advice that runs counter to science and may leave unvaccinated children at risk of contracting one of the most contagious pathogens on Earth, clinicians and

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Democratic Women's Club

DWC Betty Gissendanner Scholarship applications now available

The Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club is once again offering its Betty Gissendanner Scholarship to young women graduating from a Charlotte County high school in the spring of 2024 with plans to attend college in the fall of 2024. Applicants must be registered or pre-registered as Democrats. They are chosen on the characteristics that illustrate

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Economy

Florida rejects $248 million in federal aid to feed hungry children

By JEFFREY SCHWEERS | jschweers@orlandosentinel.com | Orlando Sentinel,  December 22, 2023. TALLAHASSEE — Time is running out for Florida to opt into a new federal program that would provide $248 million to help feed 2 million children next summer who might otherwise go hungry. But it isn’t likely to happen as the state agency best equipped to run the

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Coronavirus

Florida Surgeon General Ladapo’s attack on vaccines is dangerous

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Jan 11, 2024. OUR POSITION: He has his supporters, but we believe Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo’s statements about not using vaccines is dangerously irresponsible. A new COVID-19 strain is making its way through Florida and some medical professionals believe it could hit hard. The new

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Florida Legislation

Florida legislature has a full agenda in 2024

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Jan 8, 2024.  Please note that the editorial supports “Medicaid for all” but in reality they endorse Expanded Medicaid which would allow over 800,000 uninsured Floridians to gain access to health insurance care. This includes both Floridians without access to any health insurance and those

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Elections

This election year is unlike any other

By The Editorial Board, New York Times, Jan. 6, 2024. The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom. At the outset of this election year, with Donald Trump leading the race to be the Republican presidential nominee,

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Elections

Three years later, beware dangerous revisionism of the Jan. 6th insurrection

By the Editorial Board, The Washington Post, January 5, 2024. The third anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob comes amid troubling indicators about public opinion on that event. A Post-University of Maryland poll published this week shows a sizable share of Americans accept lies about the 2020 election and the insurrection that followed on Jan.

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Biden's Vision

Biden supports unions and our middle class

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Jan 6, 2023. As a union member for 47 years, 11 with the UAW and 36 with the APWU, I’m moved by seeing the resurgence in unionism. People always wonder what happen to the middle class. What happened was corporate greed as

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News

Cooper Street back on Punta Gorda city council agenda

By, ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH, STAFF WRITER, The Daily Sun, Jan 2, 2024.  PUNTA GORDA — A request for a nonprofit group to operate the Cooper Street Recreation Center is on the Punta Gorda City Council agenda for Wednesday. Despite the New Cooper Street Board of Directors supplying the city with required documentation, the City Council last

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Elections

Republican group sounds the alarm on ‘Wannabe Dictator’ Trump in scathing ad

By Ben Blanchet, The Huffington Post, Dec 23, 2023. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. A Republican group opposed to Donald Trump is pointing out how the former president stacks up to dictators in a new ad. The Republican Accountability Project’s “Dictator Donald” spot, which comes weeks after Trump said he’d act like a dictator on “Day 1” of a new administration, sounds

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Elections

Trump is not shy about his plans for a second term

Editor’s Note: Don’t despair! Don’t let it happen. FIGHT and VOTE Blue in 2024. By Carl P. Leubsdorf , the former Washington bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News. Dec 21, 2023.  If Donald Trump regains the presidency next year, there won’t be any secret about his agenda. That’s because the former president has outlined

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Biden's Vision

Even Fox News can’t deny it’s a good economy

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Dec 20, 2023. Even the personalities on Fox Business channel could barely contain their enthusiasm as the Dow hit a record 37,000. They had to admit, begrudgingly, that Biden and his administration must be doing something right. The facts are clear: As

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Opinion

This should not be politics as usual

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Dec 20, 2023. I wonder which is more frightening if you are a Democrat, a reasonable Independent, or simply a sane American patriot. Is it that there are millions of Americans still under the delusion that Donald Trump is qualified to be

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Economy

Proposed child labor law needs tweaking

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Dec 20, 2023. OUR POSITION: A Republican-sponsored tearing down of current restrictions on teenage workers is not a terrible idea, but it may go a little too far. A Republican-backed bill being proposed in the Florida Legislature is an obvious attempt to temper the tight labor market.

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Candidate Profile

Ron DeSantis is betting you won’t click on this campaign finance story

By Matt Bai, Contributing columnist, The Washington Post, Dec 18, 2023. Life, like the DeSantis campaign, will be over before you know it, so I won’t waste too much time talking about a candidate who probably isn’t going anywhere. Though Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis might fade into irrelevance, his shameless and shady campaign for the Republican nomination is

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Opinion

Five House Republicans need to switch parties

The following letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Dec 16, 2023. The world is looking to us for leadership in the Middle East, in Europe, and everywhere freedom is threatened by fascism. And yet extremist Republicans in the House of Representatives would rather stroke their Trumpian egos and indulge their

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