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Opinion

Taxing the super rich is super popular. Democrats should talk more about it.

Opinion by Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, September 26, 2021. Understandably, President Biden has focused his speeches about the reconciliation package on the legislation’s spending items. After all, subsidized child care (or free, for low-income Americans), paid family leave, universal pre-K and the like are all very popular with the public. But just as popular, if

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Analysis

Arizona proves again that Trump is the GOP’s useful idiot

By Marc Elias, Democracy Docket, September 27, 2021 Donald Trump is the Republican Party’s useful idiot. He was their useful idiot when he turned over the selection of federal judgeships to the Federalist Society. He was a useful idiot when he became the improbable candidate of the white evangelical movement. But, nowhere has his idiocy

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Unfit for Office

Marco Rubio votes TWICE to jeopardize the economy and cut off funding to vital programs for Floridians 

On September 27th, Marco Rubio voted to put the entire U.S. economy at risk, opposing a bill to prevent a debt default that would cost nearly 6 million jobs and eliminate $15 trillion in household wealth. Rubio also voted against funding for essential government programs Floridians rely on that include hurricane relief, flood insurance, and more.

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Health Care

Charlotte County Dems Chair asks why COVID case data is not released

Editor’s note:  our Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee Chair, Teresa Jenkins, sent the following letter on Sept 20th to our Charlotte County Commissioners and to Dr. Pepe, Charlotte County Department of Health, to request the  release of timely and accurate data on COVID-19 daily cases to the public and to media. She awaits their response.

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Unfit for Office

Charlotte County Dems Chair speaks out against appointment of new FL Surgeon General

Editor’s note:  The following letter was sent on September 24, 2021 by our Charlotte County Dems Chair, Teresa Jenkins, to  Dr. Zachariah P. Zachariah, Chair, Florida Board of Medicine to protest the appointment of Dr. Joseph Ladapo  by Governor Ron DeSantis as Florida’s next surgeon general.  She awaits his response. Dear Dr. Zachariah, Dr. Joseph

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Health Care

Ron DeSantis hires new Surgeon General who’s Anti-Vaxx and Anti-Mask

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Dr. Joseph Ladapo as Florida’s newest surgeon general and secretary of Florida’s Department of Health, who has a history of going against science when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Democratic National Committee spokesperson Adonna Biel released the following statement: “There has been no governor who has been more pro-COVID

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Charlotte County Democrats

Charlotte Country Democrats honor Gold Star Mother’s Day

On Sunday, September 26th, 2021 from 3 to 4 pm, Charlotte County Democrats will host a short memorial service recognizing Gold Star Mother’s Day.  Kim Hayes, Chair of American Gold Star Mothers of SW Florida will be the featured speaker.  The event will take place at the Gazebo adjacent to the Vietnam War Memorial, 200

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Analysis

History repeats itself

By Bill Welsch, Indivisible Action SWFL Following the Civil War, citizens of Southern states, feeling humiliated and disheartened, set to work re-writing history. They wasted no time. In a manner befitting modern-day communications experts, the South got to work framing a revised narrative, one that became “truth” in our educational system and media. Even books

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Judicial Candidates

The Senate knew about Kavanaugh’s partisan history. It confirmed him anyway.

By Jackie Calmes, The Washington Post, Sept 16, 2021. Nearly three years after his confirmation, Justice Brett Kavanaugh remains a deeply divisive figure, the best-known but least-popular justice on the Supreme Court. Occasionally, his votes or some news story will renew the bitter sense among many Americans that he got away with a lie in denying Christine Blasey

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Florida Democratic Party

To bring Florida’s justice system into the 21st century, a Safety & Justice Task Force is established by the FDP

TALLAHASSEE, FL (September 15, 2021) – The Florida Democratic Party (FDP) is proud to announce the creation of the Safety & Justice Task Force, chaired by State Attorney Andrew Warren of Hillsborough County. The mission of the Task Force is to develop common sense solutions around criminal justice and police reform that improve safety for

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Opinion

Republicans can’t call themselves pro-life

Editor’s note:  The following Letter to the Editor was printed in the Sept 15th edition of The Daily Sun. How dare Florida Republicans call themselves pro-life while refusing federal aid benefiting Florida’s most vulnerable children! Republicans failed to expand Medicaid which would have provided healthcare for many of those children and failed to distribute the

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Charlotte County Democrats

A message from our Charlotte Dems Chair on Hispanic Heritage Month

Please join me in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th! I am grateful for the immeasurable contributions of Hispanic Americans to Florida and Charlotte County. Part of what makes neighborhoods so special is diversity, and we wouldn’t have that today without our strong and vibrant Hispanic communities. Charlotte County Democrats are

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News

CDC: 50,000 Floridians dead due to Covid

By Chris Persaud,  Palm Beach Post, USA TODAY NETWORK, Sept 18, 2021. It took nearly six months for Florida’s COVID-19 death toll to climb to about 40,000 from 30,000, but just over a month for the state to surpass 50,000 lives lost to what health officials are increasingly calling a preventable disease. COVID-19 has killed 50,811

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