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Other than Trump, virtually no one was doing better four years ago

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, March 24, 2024. Crime As Biden recently recalled: “In 2020, before I took office, the prior administration oversaw the largest increase in murders ever recorded.” By contrast, an FBI data report last week shows, as NBC News noted, “the new fourth-quarter numbers showed a 13% decline in murder in 2023 from 2022, a 6%

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Elections

This election year is unlike any other

By The Editorial Board, New York Times, Jan. 6, 2024. The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom. At the outset of this election year, with Donald Trump leading the race to be the Republican presidential nominee,

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Elections

Three years later, beware dangerous revisionism of the Jan. 6th insurrection

By the Editorial Board, The Washington Post, January 5, 2024. The third anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob comes amid troubling indicators about public opinion on that event. A Post-University of Maryland poll published this week shows a sizable share of Americans accept lies about the 2020 election and the insurrection that followed on Jan.

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Elections

Republican group sounds the alarm on ‘Wannabe Dictator’ Trump in scathing ad

By Ben Blanchet, The Huffington Post, Dec 23, 2023. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. A Republican group opposed to Donald Trump is pointing out how the former president stacks up to dictators in a new ad. The Republican Accountability Project’s “Dictator Donald” spot, which comes weeks after Trump said he’d act like a dictator on “Day 1” of a new administration, sounds

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Elections

Trump is not shy about his plans for a second term

Editor’s Note: Don’t despair! Don’t let it happen. FIGHT and VOTE Blue in 2024. By Carl P. Leubsdorf , the former Washington bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News. Dec 21, 2023.  If Donald Trump regains the presidency next year, there won’t be any secret about his agenda. That’s because the former president has outlined

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Elections

Listen to what former Trump loyalists say

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Dec 9, 2023. I get it. It’s difficult to change your mind, admit you were wrong. But, in the face of evidence, it’s the sensible, mature thing to do. Here is a list of 24 former Trump loyalists, highly placed government and

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Elections

The 2024 election cannot be about the price of gas

By Frank Bruni NY Times Contributing Opinion Writer To spend more than a little time toggling between news sites of different bents is to notice a fierce debate over the American economy right now. Which matters more — the easing of inflation or the persistence of prices that many people can’t afford or accept? Low unemployment

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Elections

Why would anyone vote for Donald Trump?

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Nov 28, 2023.  Submit your own letter by clicking HERE. I have written on this subject before and will continue until the cult begins to open their eyes. I am completely void of reasons why anyone would still vote for Donald Trump

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Analysis

Florida’s voter suppression efforts are crucial to GOP edge in 2024

By  BARRINGTON SALMON,  Florida Phoenix, Nov 27, 2023. Photo by Hill Street Studios/Getty Images. In November 2018, 64.5 percent of Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that would automatically restore voting rights to 1.4 million Floridians weighed down by felony convictions but who had completed the terms of their sentences. However, that hard-earned victory by social justice activist

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Candidate Profile

Dem state lawmakers support Debbie Mucarsel-Powell for US Senate

By MITCH PERRY , Florida Phoenix,  Nov. 20, 2023. A dozen sitting state lawmakers and one former state legislator announced Monday that they are the latest group of Florida Democrats to publicly declare their support for Debbie Mucarsel-Powell for U.S. Senate in 2024. State Sens. Tracie Davis and Victor Torres are endorsing the former South Florida member

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Elections

Democrats’ all-purpose message for 2024: Defeat MAGA chaos

By Jennifer Rubin,Washington Post Columnist, October 30, 2023. Trump supporters at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. (Jose Luis Magana/AP) President Biden has diligently and accurately identified four-times-indicted former president Donald Trump as a threat to democracy. Trump, Biden has noted, headed a plot to overturn the results of an election, repeatedly stoked violence, targeted individuals and companies for retribution and bolstered Russian President Vladimir

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Elections

Join us for… A WINE TASTING ON THE KEY

At a private home on Manasota Key on November 6, 2023 from 4 to 6 pm The Englewood Democratic Club (EDC) cordially invites you to our Fundraiser: An afternoon of fine wine tasting, delicious appetizers and wise comments by Rumours Wine Bar vintners. Just $40 per person Space is limited to 50 tickets which can

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Analysis

Democrats’ best model for 2024 might be 2022

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, October 10, 2023. Rather than obsessively study premature polls 13 months before the 2024 election, we can get a better grasp of the state of the two parties by examining what has already happened over the past couple of years. Political winds can shift, but it isn’t hard to figure out

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Opinion

Young voters should see Democrat’s values

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Sept 2, 2023. I write these letters because as a lifelong Democrat I’m trying to do my part to encourage folks to get engaged and to care enough about our country’s political discourse, so they don’t waste their vote. Voting is the

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Campaigning

Ron DeSantis is afraid of questions from a 15 year-old

By Jake Lahut, The Daily Beast, September 1, 2023. Quinn Mitchell has seen at least 35 presidential candidates in person since 2019, when he first started showing up at New Hampshire primary events to ask them questions. Not a single one of them had ever treated the now-15-year-old as if he were a threat—until Ron DeSantis came

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Analysis

DeSantis gets mixed reviews from 1st GOP presidential debate

By MITCH PERRY, The Florida Phoenix,  Aug 24, 2023  MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – AUGUST 23: Republican presidential candidates (L-R), former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy participate in the first debate of the GOP primary season hosted by FOX News at the Fiserv Forum on August 23, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Candidate Profile

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell launches challenge to Rick Scott

By Jim Turner,  News Service of Florida, Aug 22, 2023 TALLAHASSEE — Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, an immigrant born in Ecuador who served one term in Congress, entered the race Tuesday to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott in 2024. The announcement made Mucarsel-Powell the top name in a Democratic field that includes former U.S.

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Elections

On the ballot in 2024

Bu Bob Morgan, Random Thoughts, July 18, 2023. While there won’t likely be any specific controversial referenda to vote on in 2024, and the election will mostly be about choosing individuals to represent us in local, state, and federal capacities, there will certainly be a substantial number of critical matters to be decided. The ballot

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