Marco Rubio’s Faustian bargain

By Mac Stipanovich, Floridapolitics.com,  June 13, 2021 The much-anticipated U.S. Senate race in Florida between the Republican incumbent Marco Rubio and the Democratic challenger U.S. Rep. Val Demings is on. And it bids fair to be the highest-profile contest in the country in the struggle for control of the Senate. One of the more interesting aspects of this matchup…

Val Demings:  ‘Marco Rubio is afraid of a tough fight. I am not.’

By Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post Columnist, June 10, 2021 Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), one of the House managers during the first impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, made it official on Wednesday. She’s going after the Senate seat now held by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Her slick announcement video declares that she’ll “Never tire.” Demings, who for a time…

Kamala Harris speaks the truth about race, unafraid

Opinion by  Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post Columnist, May 29, 2021 Throughout her political career, Vice President Harris has never shied away from issues of race. In fact, the former senator from California, state attorney general and San Francisco district attorney has been very intentional about taking on problems that have their roots in our nation’s…

Florida Republicans are trampling on the wishes of locals in a rush to consolidate power

Opinion by Lizette Alvarez, Washington Post Contributing columnist, May 24, 2021 When fighting Big Government, Republicans traditionally extol the virtue of going local: Let people decide what works best for their own communities. In Florida, where Latino-rich Miami sits a universe away from Pensacola’s Southern drawl, the argument often made sense. But that was yesterday. Today’s…

Has Biden changed? He tells us.

By David Brooks, The New York Times Opinion Columnist, May 20, 2021 What happened to Joe Biden? Many people thought he was a moderate incrementalist, but now he’s promoting whopping big legislative packages that make many on the progressive left extremely happy. I asked him that when I spoke on the phone with him this…

What Trump has to fear from Rudy Giuliani

Opinion by  George T. Conway III, Washington Post contributing columnist To borrow the infamous line of his ex-presidential ex-client, it looks like Rudolph W. Giuliani is “going to go through some things.” Like possibly being charged with a crime. Worse, some people who might have tried to save him from that fate might have actually guaranteed it.…

If DeSantis truly believes in law and order, he’ll sign Florida’s hard-won police-reform bill

BY THE MIAMI HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD, MAY 02, 2021 State Sen. Shevrin D. Jones, right, hugs Sen. Randolph Bracy after addressing police-reform bill near end of legislative session. Halfway through Florida’s 60-day legislative session, this Editorial Board declared lawmakers were pushing an anti-people agenda. We’re not here to retract that statement. Lawmakers did, after all, wrap…

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Ron DeSantis Is the Republican autopsy

By Ross Douthat,  Opinion Columnist, NY Times, April 17, 2021 After the Republican Party suffered a surprising (well, to Republicans) defeat in the 2012 election, the Republican National Committee famously commissioned an autopsy that tried to analyze how the party had fallen short. It made a range of recommendations, but they were distilled by the headlines…

More Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note:  The Charlotte Sun reaches over 30,000 residents, about 20% of our county’s population, across all political persuasions via its various local editions.  Many Charlotte County Democrats have taken to expressing their opinion by submitting 250 words or less as Letters to the Editor.  Below are two more recent examples. Join them by submitting…

Speak out and be heard!

Editor’s note:  The Charlotte Sun reaches over 30,000 residents, about 20% of our county’s population, across all political persuasions via its various local editions.  Many Democrats have taken to expressing their opinion by submitting 250 word or less Letters to the Editor.  Below are two more recent examples. Join them by submitting your opinion via…

Corporations have the right to criticize voting laws

This letter to the editor by Charlotte Dems member, Penelope Mayer, was published in the Charlotte Sun on April17, 2021. Please join her in speaking out on issues. Remember Citizen’s United when the Supreme Court declared corporations are people, too, with the unlimited right to voice their opinions with their unlimited pocketbooks? Remember Republicans wagging…