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…

My COVID-19 test

Image by Shafin Al Asad Protic  My COVID-19 test by Jane Merriam, Charlotte County Dems Secretary I have been extremely careful during the past four months, most social activities via Zoom, order ahead and pick up groceries, social distancing when I have seen people but when I found out that a friend was positive I…

Health Care: Just One Vote

Image Credits : Tomasz Kobosz at freeimages.comImage Credit URL: www.freeimages.com/photo/usg-1-1526902 Submitted by: Linda Porterfield Health Care: Just One Vote “I’ve made an iron clad pledge to American families that we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions.”(Donald Trump, State of the Union Address, February 4th, 2020) During the State of Union address in 2020, Donald…

The truth about antifa

Image Credit: Indivisible Submitted by: Teresa Jenkins on 6/28/2020 How convenient for conservative politicians and news outlets to rant that the recent Black Lives Matter protests are led by antifa when in fact they are led by multiracial and multigenerational crowds seeking a reckoning with systemic problems of racism and policing. There is no organization…