Republicans and Frankenstein: a political horror story

Republicans and Frankenstein: a political horror story  By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte Dems writer The emerging challenges to American democracy are not just the political equivalents of Frankenstein-like creations of a corrupt president. Spineless obeyance from his supporters in the United States Senate and Florida legislature has buffeted Trump’s brazen assaults. An accomplished former GOP strategist,…

Reimagining America Part 3

Image Credits : CCDems graphics library Submitted by: Denise Candea, a Charlotte County Dems writer I had planned to stop raging about Trump and to start pondering the wide-open possibilities of an America that is finally realizing her promise of equal justice for all. But I have been about as successful with my pivot to…

From impeachment to eviction: Not on our watch!

By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte County Dems writer Listen up, Florida. If Trump loses this election, he may refuse to leave. Whispers among high-profile Republicans, political pundits, constitutional scholars, and even Trump himself are growing louder for such a possibility. Trump’s potential attempts to falsely claim power would undoubtedly create a long-lasting political mess. Let’s just…

Protect our precious Florida environment

By David Jones, Democratic Candidate for District 75, Florida House of Representatives Because of the current USA political system, whereby our officials are often elected by the size of their wallet or their beholden special interests, we can no longer exclusively trust our government to assure environmental justice.  I believe that environmental protection should be…

Reimagining America Part 2

By Denise Candea, Charlotte County Dems writer This is the second in a series; click here to read Part 1 Seventy-four percent of Americans think the country is going in the wrong direction, including 63% of Republicans. The coronavirus is surging in most states and despite the rising stock market, the economy is a mess.…

The resurrection of Howard Beale

The Resurrection of Howard Beale By Linda Porterfield You may remember the 1976 film Network featuring award-winning actor Peter Finch in his portrayal of fictional newscaster Howard Beale. Tragically worn out and burdened by the ailments and depravity of American society, Howard abruptly departs from his nationally televised broadcast script by suddenly rising from his…

We want schools to reopen but do it safely, experts tell Charlotte County Dems

School closures, and economic shutdowns will cause measurable income losses for today’s students, two economics experts told Charlotte County Dems in an online discussion. Dr. Phalin, economics and international business professor at the Warrington Business College, University of Florida, said the economic effects of COVID-19 could be estimated by looking at the economic effects of…

Preserving the American Dream

Preserving the American Dream by Linda Porterfield, Charlotte County Dems writer We are attacked for not wearing or wearing masks, violating or supporting social distance guidelines, protecting or destroying confederate monuments, and protesting or upholding the status quo regarding many of the controversial issues on the political agenda this election season.  Verbal harassment fueled by…