What’s at stake

By Bill Welsch,  Charlotte Dems contributing writer Michael Cohen, former lawyer for ex-President Trump, describes in his book “Disloyal: A Memoir,” chilling details of the lies and deceit he and other people around Trump employed to keep “the boss” happy. The book is a wakeup call to those of us who fear for our democracy.…

Remembering George Floyd

By Teresa Jenkins, Chair, Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee George Floyd wasn’t the only black person to die at the hands of U.S. police officers. But the reaction to his death has clearly been different primarily because of the video that captured it. Within 24-hours of his death, the video taken by a passerby of…

Fear of rising Black power terrifies DeSantis, conservative Republicans

By Barrington Salmon,  Florida Phoenix, April 30, 2021 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is running scared. So fearful is he and his collaborators of the rising power of primarily Black racial justice protesters, they concocted and signed a sweeping bill into law that criminalizes the constitutionally guaranteed right to protest. Going forward, those who march in…

Do you listen to Podcasts? Here are some good ones!

https://www.salon.com/2017/11/05/best-political-podcasts/ The 25 best political podcasts for anxious liberals (just like you!) | Salon.com The 25 best political podcasts for anxious liberals (just like you!) Hours of sharp, addictive punditry and insight for your hungry, hungry ears www.salon.com   https://blog.credo.com/2019/10/6-progressive-podcasts-to-subscribe-to-right-now/ 6 progressive podcasts to subscribe to right now – CREDO Mobile Blog Most companies go…

Vaccine pop-up clinics accused of favoritism draw strong community reaction

Editor’s note: Charlotte Dems helped blow the whistle on this latest version of DeSantis political favoritism after he scheduled a pop up clinic at Kings Gate, a gated community and Republican stronghold in Port Charlotte. By Zac Anderson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune The Palmer Ranch community in Sarasota County encompasses 9,000 acres in the developed portion west…

4 final takeaways from Trump’s impeachment trial

Editor’s comment: Trump is guilty. He incited the Capitol riot. A majority of the Senate agreed. A majority of the country agrees. Senate Republicans, aided and abetted by Mitch McConnell, acquitted him anyway.  By Aaron Blake, The Washington Post, Feb 13, 2021 The impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump has ended with his acquittal — the second…

Wrong on so many levels

By Mady Byrne Pennisi, Charlotte Dems writer  Governor DeSantis has made clear what his number one priority is for the coming legislative session and it’s a doozy.  He wants a bill to punish Amazon, Apple, Facebook Google and Twitter for what he claims is discrimination against conservatives.  This is wrong on so many levels. First…

As Florida legislative session looms, survey shows mostly GOP leadership out of step with voters

By  Michael Moline, Florida Phoenix, January 20, 2021 A statewide survey of Florida voters, conducted following the attack by Donald Trump’s supporters on the U.S. Capitol, suggests a distinct lack of support for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push to ramp up criminal penalties for what he considers “disorderly” protests. Asked to rate their support for “protecting…