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Media does not properly balance Biden’s vs. Trump’s issues

By Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post, Sept 22, 2023. The media’s addiction to framing news through the prism of pseudo-balance and its lack of moral clarity have been clear in the coverage of Hunter Biden. Whether it is his personal legal problems resulting in his recent indictment that have nothing to do with President Biden

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News

FL Dems speak out again against DeSantis’ suspension of Orange County prosecutor Monique Worrell

By MITCH PERRY , The Florida Phoenix, Sept 5, 2023. A month after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended State Attorney Monique Worrell of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Florida Democratic state lawmakers held press conferences in Orlando, Miami, and Tampa on Tuesday calling that decision an attack on direct democracy. DeSantis suspension of Worrell last month for allegedly “neglecting her duty

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Events

Attend our Englewood Democratic Club meeting on April 26th

When: Wednesday, April 26,2023 at 5:30 PM  Where: Attend in person at the Englewood Chamber of Commerce at 601 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood or on ZOOM. Please use the links below to sign up! Come to our meeting!  Hear our speaker, Daniel Kuether (pronounced Kee-Der), the Chair of the Sarasota County Democratic Party, present his

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Charlotte County Democrats

Democrats care more about kids, constitution, etc.

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on March 27, 2023. Submit your own letter to the editor by clicking HERE. The difference between Republicans and Democrats is, Democrats care. We care about the health, welfare and education of children. Health, protecting them from deadly viruses that has killed over

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Opinion

Ron DeSantis is an optical illusion

By Frank Bruni, NY Times Contributing Opinion Writer, Dec 1, 2022. Elon Musk is a geyser of gibberish, so it’s important not to make too much of anything he says. But a recent Twitter thread of his deserved the attention it got, if not for the specific detail on which most journalists focused. They led

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Opinion

Mike Pence is having a moment he doesn’t deserve

By Carlos Lozada, New York Times Opinion Columnist, Nov 29, 2022. Mike Pence had a go-to line during his time as vice president of the United States. When his boss would ask him to carry out some task or duty — say, take an overseas trip or run the response to a pandemic — Pence would look

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News

DeSantis defense in Andrew Warren’s case might not be adding up to the judge

By MICHAEL MOLINE, Florida Phoenix, Nov 30, 2022. The judge hearing the suspended Hillsborough County prosecutor Andrew Warren’s First Amendment lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis has been poking holes in the governor’s defense as the trial progresses in federal court in Tallahassee. For example, when DeSantis public-safety adviser Larry Keefe took the stand to describe how

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Opinion

Beware, DeSantis is as much a threat to America as Trump

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, November 21, 2022. If you believe Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis would be a less dangerous presidential candidate than former president Donald Trump, take a moment to consider the recent ruling striking down DeSantis’s “Stop WOKE Act.” That opinion — as well as other rulings against his attempts to inhibit dissent —

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Elections

We thank all our candidates and volunteers for a race well run!

We ran a clean and professional race against well funded opponents with all the benefits and power of incumbency. We thank all our volunteers who went door to call, made telephone calls, addressed letters, worked at the polls and so much more. Thank you one and all: Val Demings for United States Senator Andrea Doria Kale for

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News

Tampa prosecutor Andrew Warren sues DeSantis to regain job, says First Amendment rights violated

By Kathryn Varn, USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA, August 17, 2022. TAMPA — Former Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren sued Gov. Ron DeSantis in federal court Wednesday, the prosecutor’s first legal action since the governor suspended him from office this month. The lawsuit, filed in the Northern District of Florida, alleges DeSantis violated Warren’s constitutional right

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People

AAPI Month: it remains important

By Jim Hussey, Charlotte County Dems contributing writer. Even the most decent person can often look out at the world and assume that life beyond their direct experience is probably close to what they’ve seen. If we – as residents of Charlotte County – were to make a similar judgment about the Asian American and

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Analysis

Madeleine Albright warned us, and she was right

Editor: We lost a great woman leader during  this Women’s History Month.  Read her story, written by another great American woman. By Hillary Clinton, Guest Columnist, New York Times, March 25, 2022. Mrs. Clinton was the U.S. secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. She worked closely through the years with Madeleine Albright, who served as

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People

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Godmother of Rock and Roll

By Teresa Jenkins,  Charlotte County Dems Chair. February is Black History Month, an important time to remember that Black History IS American History. It is due time to pay tribute to the generations of African Americans who tirelessly struggled through adversity to achieve full citizenship in America. Yet, so many contributions of Black people to

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Analysis

Low-profile heiress who ‘played a strong role’ in financing Jan 6th rally is thrust into spotlight

Editor’s note:  I do not shop at Publix due to its radical right political alignment and contributions.  Publix is also a big DeSantis contributor.  Remember that DeSantis gave first rights to distribute the vaccine  to Publix.  By Beth Reinhard,  Jacqueline Alemany and Josh Dawsey, The Washington Post, December 8, 2021 Eight days before the Jan. 6 rally

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News

Surgeon General Ladapo receives 52% raise

By Jeffrey Schweers, Capital Bureau USA TODAY NETWORK, Oct 12, 2021 Florida’s new Health Secretary, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, will make $362,000 a year — his combined pay from the Department of Health and the University of Florida, where he is a professor of general internal medicine. Ladapo’s salary marks a $123,000 bump over that of his

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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.

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Analysis

A tribute to Walter Mondale and other great Minnesotans

By Sarah Lewerenz, Charlotte Dems contributing writer I am a Floridian and have the driver’s license to prove it. But, I will always in my heart also be a Minnesota DFL’er — a member of the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party or the DFL — Minnesota’s affiliate of the national Democratic Party. And, this week,

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People

What’s next for Florida’s Val Demings after a breakout 2020?

By Steve Contorno, Tampa Bay Times,  published Dec. 29, 2020 The vetting of Rep. Val Demings for vice president started with her earliest childhood memories. From there, Joe Biden’s selection committee talked to classmates of Demings from elementary school. The members bugged her brother about events that took place in the Air Force when he was 20

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