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The GOP bets on resentment over problem solving

By E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post Columnist, Nov 21, 2021. The leaders of both parties in the House of Representatives offered the nation an important lesson last week about why our politics are broken and our national mood is so surly. The master class was taught inadvertently by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and somewhat more

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Republicans

Condemning Senator Rick Scott’s latest acts to play politics with our economy

Following the reports of Senator Rick Scott celebrating inflation as a “gold mine” for Republicans’ efforts to regain power in Washington, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Manny Diaz released the following statement: “Instead of voting to invest millions of dollars in Florida’s crumbling infrastructure and combating inflation, Senator Rick Scott is rooting against the economic recovery and continues

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Analysis

Stolen 2020 election myth imposes loyalty test on Republicans

By JAY BOOKMAN, Florida Phoenix, Oct 25, 2021. The narrative about a stolen election is completely fabricated. None of it is true. None of it happened. None of it, not in Arizona, not in Georgia, not anywhere, none of it. All “evidence” offered to support that narrative is likewise a mirage; it vanishes completely upon

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Opinion

Trump and his herd are the real RINOs

Extract of an opinion by Dana Milbank  Washington Post Columnist, October 20, 2021. Republican Reps. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) have refused to join the rest of Donald Trump’s GOP on its goose step toward authoritarianism. The lonely pair voted with Democrats on the Jan. 6 committee to hold Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon in

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Analysis

DeSantis policy moves often followed by fundraising pitch

By John Kennedy, Capital Bureau, USA TODAY NETWORK—FLORIDA, October 8, 2021. TALLAHASSEE – When Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered Florida’s secretary of state to investigate Facebook, alleging it may have manipulated 2020 elections in the state, he made sure his donors didn’t miss the news. Forty-eight hours after the Republican governor dispatched Laurel Lee last month on a search for

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Analysis

Arizona proves again that Trump is the GOP’s useful idiot

By Marc Elias, Democracy Docket, September 27, 2021 Donald Trump is the Republican Party’s useful idiot. He was their useful idiot when he turned over the selection of federal judgeships to the Federalist Society. He was a useful idiot when he became the improbable candidate of the white evangelical movement. But, nowhere has his idiocy

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Opinion

Republicans can’t call themselves pro-life

Editor’s note:  The following Letter to the Editor was printed in the Sept 15th edition of The Daily Sun. How dare Florida Republicans call themselves pro-life while refusing federal aid benefiting Florida’s most vulnerable children! Republicans failed to expand Medicaid which would have provided healthcare for many of those children and failed to distribute the

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Opinion

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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