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Florida Legislation

Legislature mounts new attack on home rule

The following editorial appeared in The Daily Sun on Jan 15, 2022. OUR POSITION: The Florida Legislature is at it again — trying to rob counties and cities of home rule. The 2022 legislative session was just getting started when Republicans introduced two Senate bills that once again attack home rule for county and city

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Opinion

The myth of bipartisan necessity

By GEORGE OCHENSKI,   The Daily Montanan , Jan. 21, 2022. The moves by Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona to quash President Biden’s major policy initiatives on voting rights, climate change and social programs will not be judged favorably by history. Why? Because both senators are relying on

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Opinion

Our US Senators need to extend the Child Tax Credit

The following Letter to the Editor appeared in the January 19, 2022 edition of The Daily Sun. In 2021, Congress passed a major expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC). This change made the full CTC available for the first time to 27 million of the lowest-income children and allowed families to receive the credit

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Opinion

Why Republicans keep falling for Trump’s lies

By Rebecca Solnit, Guest political essayist, The New York Times, Jan 5, 2022. When called upon to believe that Barack Obama was really born in Kenya, millions got in line. When encouraged to believe that the 2012 Sandy Hook murder of 20 children and six adults was a hoax, too many stepped up. When urged to

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Florida Legislation

Legislature must look for common ground

The following Editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Jan 11, 2022. OUR POSITION: As the Florida Legislature convenes for 2022 we should be able to expect our representatives to look for bipartisan issues that could help all Floridians. As legislators open up the 2022 lawmaking session in Tallahassee today, there is a lot

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Opinion

Governor quiet on COVID. He lost my vote

The following letter to the Editor was published in the Daily Sun on January 9, 2022. At a recent speaking event in South Florida, a reporter from a local TV station attempted to ask Governor Ron DeSantis, who has been notably quiet lately, about the recent increase in COVID cases. An aide to the governor

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Opinion

FPL’s rate hikes will be challenged

The following Editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Jan. 6, 2021. OUR POSITION: It appears Florida Power & Light will have to defend its rate hikes to the Florida Supreme Court. A projected rate increase this month for FPL customers might be in trouble if a citizens group is successful appealing the price

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Opinion

Every day is January 6th now

By The Editorial Board,  New York Times,  Jan. 1, 2022. 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. One year after from the smoke and broken glass, the mock gallows and the very real bloodshed of that awful

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Opinion

Nothing wrong with being a ‘woke” person

The following Letter to the Editor was published in the Jan 2nd Daily Sun. Governor Ron DeSantis recently proposed a bill he calls the “Anti Woke Act” which allows parents to sue schools for teaching critical race theory. This proposed law is outrageous in too many ways to enumerate here, but let’s start with the concept

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Biden's Vision

The 10 best things Biden did in 2021

By Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post Columnist, Dec 28, 2021. I once again offer my annual list of the 10 best things the president did this year. He launched the first test of a new system to defend Earth from a killer asteroid. On his orders, NASA launched a rocket into space testing “whether a spacecraft can

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Opinion

Don’t spread misinformation out of fear

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on December 28, 2021.    I believe America is for everyone, everyone who is born here is an American. No matter what their skin color or accent. There seems to be another group who believe that America is for those who get here

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Events

Will Donald Trump get away with inciting an insurrection?

Please join a Democracy Preservation commemorative vigil event on Jan 6th at your choice of  Babcock Ranch, Englewood or Punta Gorda. Click your preferred location to learn more and register for the event. By Laurence H. Tribe, Donald Ayer and Dennis Aftergut, The New York Times, Dec 23, 2021. In his nine months in office, Attorney General Merrick Garland

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Opinion

Hatred and division will destroy our great nation

The following Letter to the Editor appeared in the Dec 13, 2021 edition of The Daily Sun. Sadly, America is not at present the United States of America where for almost 250 years, political differences did not interfere with a unified America, which we are now experiencing. What are the reasons for this divide? On

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Opinion

Joe Manchin isn’t the only obstacle to Build Back Better

By Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Columnist, Dec 20, 2021 Contrary to popular belief, Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) is not single-handedly blocking President Biden’s transformative Build Back Better agenda. He has the help of every single Republican senator, not one of whom will even engage in negotiations about the package. That is not to make any

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Opinion

Ron DeSantis is paving his path to the White House on the backs of vulnerable immigrant children

By Catherine Rampell, Washington Post Columnist, December 13, 2021. In a crowded 2024 presidential field, Republican politicians are seeking any path available to the nomination. Lately, they’ve decided the most promising one is paved on the backs of vulnerable immigrant children. Among the most brazen to adopt this strategy: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Republicans see immigration

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Biden's Vision

Yes, inflation is worrisome. But it has little relevance to Build Back Better.

By Catherine Rampell, Washington Post Columnist, December 16, 2021. The latest sticking point over President Biden’s ambitious Build Back Better agenda? You guessed it: inflation. Asked this week about his reservations toward the legislation, Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) told reporters that inflation is “alarming. It’s going up, not down. And I think that should be something we’re

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Opinion

Can someone tell Ladapo to be quiet?

The following editorial appeared in The Daily Sun on Dec 14, 2021.  We highly encourage you to subscribe to our local newspaper in print and/or online to preserve their voice! Click HERE to subscribe. OUR POSITION: Florida’s recently appointed surgeon general is doing nothing significant to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We’re curious

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Opinion

US economy is one good sign of hope

The following Letter to the Editor appeared in the Dec 16th, 2021 edition of The Daily Sun. In the first three quarters of 2021 real GDP increased at a 7.8% annual rate and the disposable income of Americans grew 3% (adjusted for current inflation). Since Jan. 20 the S&P 500 Index jumped 21.7%. January to

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Biden's Vision

Give Democrats credit for progress being made

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Dec 15, 2021.  Please submit your own by clicking HERE. Today there is only one pro-democracy political party and that is the Democratic Party. Republican policy proposals consist of rigging elections and stopping people from voting. They promote violence, disregard election results,

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