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Texas shows us what post-democracy America would look like

Opinion by Dana Milbank, Washington Post Columnist, September 1, 2021. Texas this week showed us what a post-democracy America would look like. Thanks to a series of actions by the Texas legislature and governor, we now see exactly what the Trumpified Republican Party wants: to take us to an America where women cannot get abortions, even

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Opinion

Where are Ron DeSantis and Marco Rubio?

The state of our state continues to decline due to Republican negligence. Day after day, in city after city, horrific news about the toll COVID-19 is taking on Florida continues to spill out. Thousands of children have either tested positive or are in quarantine due to potential exposure. Hospital systems in Tampa Bay and Orlando

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News

Commissioner of Education illegally withholds salaries for school board members in Alachua and Broward Counties

On Monday August 30th, Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran announced that the Florida Department of Education has withheld the monthly salaries of Alachua and Broward County school board members. In response to this appalling development, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Manny Diaz issued the following statement: “This announcement is shocking and outrageous. Just last Friday, a

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Republicans

Senators Marco Rubio & Rick Scott reject bipartisan plan to create millions of jobs and fix Florida’s infrastructure

Today, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott voted against a historic bipartisan infrastructure plan that will create millions of jobs across the country, help the U.S. compete with countries like China, and fix Florida’s roads, bridges, and transit. “Marco Rubio and Rick Scott lacked the courage to do what is best for Florida by voting against

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Opinion

Disrespectful Steube evades tough questions

Editor’s note:  This is a letter to the editor published in the Charlotte Daily Sun on July 25, 2021 I’ve witnessed U.S. Rep. Steube’s biased disrespect and contempt. A town hall in Punta Gorda historic courthouse, mostly seniors packed in an 80-degree hallway while he stands in front of an empty, air-conditioned room. In North

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Opinion

DeSantis Mocks, Floridians Die

Editor’s note: this letter by a Charlotte Dems member appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on July 22nd. Please express your opinion too and then send it to us at this “submit your story” link. The budding presidential campaign of Florida Governor DeSantis is selling t-shirts with the slogan “Don’t Fauci My Florida.” Our Governor apparently

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Opinion

Texas should be a warning to Democrats everywhere

By Richard Parker in the New York Times, July 15, 2021. Richard Parker is the author of “Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America.” Pretty soon, Texans will openly carry loaded firearms into grocery stores, gas stations and even airports. Women will effectively be unable to get a legal abortion. And schoolchildren won’t learn, at

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Rep. Steube, please be part of the solution

Editor’s note:  please subscribe and support our local newspaper.  Annual digital subscriptions are as low as $99.  Stay abreast of what’s happening  in Charlotte County and Florida. Phone: 941-206-1300 or Email: [email protected] CHARLOTTE DAILY SUN EDITORIAL OUR POSITION: We understand Rep. Greg Steube’s tactics but we believe he should focus on fixing problems. We know

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Opinion

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

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Florida Legislation

DeSantis signs transgender athlete ban on first day of Pride Month

Editor’s note: just a coincidence?  I don’t buy it! By John Kennedy, Capital Bureau, USA TODAY NETWORK-FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Tuesday a controversial ban on transgender athletes participating in women’s sports at the high school and college levels, seizing on a trend coursing through conservative states. The Republican governor enacted the measure on

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Opinion

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.

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Opinion

Liz Cheney: The GOP is at a turning point. History is watching us.

Opinion by Liz Cheney, published in the Washington Post, May 5, 2021 Liz Cheney, a Republican, represents Wyoming’s at-large congressional district in the U.S. House. In public statements again this week, former president Donald Trump has repeated his claims that the 2020 election was a fraud and was stolen. His message: I am still the rightful president,

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DeSantis
Opinion

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

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