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Republicans are still afraid of Trump

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, Nov 22, 2022. A chorus of Republicans have announced that the party must move on from former president Donald Trump if it wants to win in 2024. But without taking on Trump’s unfitness directly and offering a positive alternative, they are giving GOP primary voters no reason to dump Trump.

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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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Opinion

As Republicans take the House, the crazies take the wheel

By Dana Milbank, Washington Post Columnist, November 18, 2022. Wednesday evening, Republicans formally won control of the House. Thursday morning, in the first public act of the new majority, senior House Republicans revealed their most urgent priority: They would investigate Hunter Biden. The incoming chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the incoming chairman of the

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News

Did Ron DeSantis just become the 2024 Republican front-runner?

By Ross Douthat, NY Times Opinion Columnist, Nov. 9, 2022. A red wave swept Florida, but elsewhere, it barely lapped the shore. Endangered House Democrats are surviving all over, the battle for the Senate may be tilting toward the Democrats, and at best Republicans have won themselves a return to stalemate, not the victory that the

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Elections

Republicans have shown who they are. Voters should believe them

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, October 27, 2022. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has shown yet again that Republicans are no longer bothering to disguise their extremism and contempt for voters’ intelligence. He has indicated that if Republicans are put in charge, they would be willing to put aid to Ukraine on the chopping block and play a

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Republicans

McCarthy reveals the havoc the GOP will wreak with a majority

Editor’s comment:  Vote for Democrats to ensure this doesn’t happen, especially Val Demings for US Senate and Andrea Doria Kale of US House of Representatives. By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, October 19, 2022. Republicans have already indicated what they would do if they control one or both houses of Congress after the midterm elections. And

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Judicial Candidates

A partisan Supreme Court is 2022’s other incumbent

By E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post Columnist, October 2, 2022. What makes this midterm election different from every other? Most midterms are about the party in charge. But in this one, two parties count as incumbents: the Democrats who control the White House and Congress, and the Republicans who control the Supreme Court. GOP pollster Whit

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Candidate Profile

Why you should NOT vote for Rubio

Overall Summary: Senator Rubio opposes taxing businesses, restrict money in politics, consumer protection, disaster relief, funding education, environmental protection, financial sector regulation, gun control, public health, foreign and humanitarian aid, humane immigration policy, labor rights and wages, LGBTQ rights, internet freedom, avoiding default, poverty amelioration, racial equality, increasing revenues, taxing the wealthy, a robust safety

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Republicans

Marco Rubio plays politics instead of supporting Hurricane relief

As Floridians begin to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Ian, they’re relying on their leaders to help secure federal aid to rebuild. But Marco Rubio has a long history of putting his self-serving political agenda ahead of supporting disaster relief, voting against measures to help communities recover from hurricanes and protect Florida’s infrastructure from

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Opinion

Why zombie Reaganomics still rules the G.O.P.

By Paul Krugman, New York Times Opinion Columnist, September 26, 2022. What’s my plan for the next two years? I will be happy, healthy and successful. What will I do to achieve these things? What are you, a Marxist? I’ve now summarized the essence of the Commitment to America announced by House Republicans last week. This “plan”

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Elections

The GOP’s ‘Commitment’ is to total political warfare

By E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post Columnist, September 25, 2022. While they were trumpeting their “Commitment to America” on Friday, House Republicans might have told Americans more than they intended about what a GOP majority would mean and the forces it would answer to. But they also gave Democrats some tips about what’s coming their way. Some of

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Elections

DeSantis is desperate to distract voters from three major failures

Election day is now less than 7 weeks away and Governor Ron DeSantis is trying very hard to distract us from 3 key areas where he’s failed Florida. DeSantis is so determined not to discuss reproductive freedom, skyrocketing housing and property insurance costs, or gun violence that he’s willing to resort to possible criminal means to change the subject. It’s

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Immigration

No religious person can celebrate DeSantis’ abuse of immigrants

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, September 21, 2022. You don’t need to be an expert in theology to know that a central tenet of the world’s major religions is to care for the sick, the weak and the vulnerable. Jews, who have been perpetual immigrants, hold dear to the Torah’s invocation: “When a stranger sojourns with

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Elections

Steube has been a huge failure in Congress

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Sept 21, 2022.  Thanks, Bill.   Congressman Greg Steube of U.S. Congressional District 17 which includes Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Englewood, Babcock Ranch, North Port and other areas in Sarasota County, has failed us. He must be replaced this November. The list

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News

Marco Rubio says unborn child’s rights should prevail over mother’s rights

Editor’s note:  Protect women’s reproductive health services and  family privacy. Elect Val Demings as our US Senator on November 8th. Marco Rubio once again doubled down on his support for extremist abortion bans during a recent campaign event. After telling Floridians earlier this week that he favors abortion bans with no exceptions for rape and incest and even supports

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