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

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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…

Why economists support more stimulus

By The New York Times, Dec 3, 2020 Independent economists overwhelmingly favor the passage of more stimulus money before the end of the year — and the prospects for such a bill seem to be improving. Democratic leaders in Congress yesterday signaled their openness to a bipartisan $908 billion stimulus package. Democrats would prefer a…

Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn’t want to shut down Florida. What power do mayors and counties have to control the virus?

By RYAN GILLESPIE and STEPHEN HUDAK, published in the ORLANDO SENTINEL, Nov 20, 2020 Across the country, states and counties are ordering residents to hunker down or wear masks as governors brace for another surge of coronavirus cases. But in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis has prohibited nearly all shutdown actions that local counties were able to take early…

If Congress doesn’t act, 12 million Americans could lose unemployment aid after Christmas

By Eli Rosenberg, Nov 18, 2020, Washington Post Deadlines set by Congress early in the pandemic will result in about 12 million Americans losing unemployment insurance by the year’s end, according to a report released Wednesday — a warning about the sharp toll that inaction in Washington could exact on the economic health of both individual…

Biden has ambitious plans to curb the coronavirus. But they could face big hurdles in a divided country and Congress.

His first order of business will be to call Republican and Democratic governors to urge them to adopt mask mandates and communicate the importance of social distancing. By  Yasmeen Abutaleb and Laurie McGinley, Washington Post, Nov 7, 2020 President-elect Joe Biden made his election bid a referendum on President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. But as he inherits…