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Other than Trump, virtually no one was doing better four years ago

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, March 24, 2024. Crime As Biden recently recalled: “In 2020, before I took office, the prior administration oversaw the largest increase in murders ever recorded.” By contrast, an FBI data report last week shows, as NBC News noted, “the new fourth-quarter numbers showed a 13% decline in murder in 2023 from 2022, a 6%

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Republicans

The American Right becomes Putin’s fanboys

By DIANE ROBERTS,  The Florida Phoenix, Feb 26, 2024. The Grand Old Putin Party’s plan to impeach President Joe Biden has collapsed like cheap lawn furniture in a gust of wind. Alexander Smirnov, their Deep Throat, the “key FBI informant” with supposed dirt on Hunter Biden’s Ukraine business dealings, now admits he lied. Moreover, the

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Elections

Republican group sounds the alarm on ‘Wannabe Dictator’ Trump in scathing ad

By Ben Blanchet, The Huffington Post, Dec 23, 2023. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. A Republican group opposed to Donald Trump is pointing out how the former president stacks up to dictators in a new ad. The Republican Accountability Project’s “Dictator Donald” spot, which comes weeks after Trump said he’d act like a dictator on “Day 1” of a new administration, sounds

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Elections

Trump is not shy about his plans for a second term

Editor’s Note: Don’t despair! Don’t let it happen. FIGHT and VOTE Blue in 2024. By Carl P. Leubsdorf , the former Washington bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News. Dec 21, 2023.  If Donald Trump regains the presidency next year, there won’t be any secret about his agenda. That’s because the former president has outlined

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Opinion

This should not be politics as usual

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Dec 20, 2023. I wonder which is more frightening if you are a Democrat, a reasonable Independent, or simply a sane American patriot. Is it that there are millions of Americans still under the delusion that Donald Trump is qualified to be

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Candidate Profile

Ron DeSantis is betting you won’t click on this campaign finance story

By Matt Bai, Contributing columnist, The Washington Post, Dec 18, 2023. Life, like the DeSantis campaign, will be over before you know it, so I won’t waste too much time talking about a candidate who probably isn’t going anywhere. Though Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis might fade into irrelevance, his shameless and shady campaign for the Republican nomination is

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Opinion

As ominous threats rise, the U.S. is mired in moronic, clownish politics

Opinion by George F. Will, The Washington Post, October 13, 2023. Bilious rhetoric pours from members of Congress presiding over their dilapidated institution. Never has there been such a disjunction between the seriousness of the nation’s problems and the irresponsibility of its political class. About the latter, look around. There is turmoil in the party that

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Opinion

How fascism advances: The culprits are all around us

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, October 6, 2023. I have pulled no punches in identifying four-times-indicted former president Donald Trump as a neo-fascist or in calling out the failure of his party and the mainstream media to act decisively in defense of democracy. In case you had any doubt, consider: Trump suggested a former

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Opinion

Rep. Steube fails to work for his constituents

Instead of working for the people of his district, US House Representative Greg Steube (R) has repeatedly worked to harm his constituents. “Voters in Charlotte and Sarasota counties are fed up with Representative Steube,” said Dawn Mann, chair of the Charlotte County Democrat Party. “Look at any social media platform: he’s being called out for

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Republicans

Greg Steube voted against funding our government

Here is his insane argument!  Vote him out of office in 2024. “Yesterday, I voted NO on a Continuing Resolution (CR) that extends current funding levels of the Pelosi-Schumer budget for another 45 days. I have heard from thousands of you over the past few weeks that you elected Republicans to cut spending, secure the

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Economy

Division threatens fragile democracy

Not long ago, a nightly routine for the Republican president and the Democratic speaker of the House was to meet at the White House, share a drink and discuss how to bridge any gaps in their search to serve our country. Where has that spirit of constructive political leadership gone? Now, a Republican senator has

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Opinion

DeSantis should have expected the boos

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Sept 2, 2023. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was booed recently while attending a vigil for the three Black people gunned down by a white man at a Jacksonville store. The governor’s presence at this solemn gathering was clearly aimed at promoting his presidential

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Republicans

Skip the RNC debate this Wednesday

While the Republican Party is caught up fighting each other, President Joe Biden and Florida Democrats are fighting to make our lives better. The more people get to know Ron, the less they like him. If his performance in past debates is any indication, it’s going to be a disaster. Ron wants to “Make America

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Republicans

Dems mock Steube pitch to impeach

STAFF REPORT, The Daily Sun, Aug 15, 2023. SARASOTA — U.S. Rep. Greg Steube is being openly mocked by the Sarasota County Democratic Party for filing impeachment charges against President Joe Biden on Friday. The local Democrat leaders called the charges “absurd and unfounded.” Steube, who represents Charlotte and Sarasota counties along with a portion

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Opinion

Can DeSantis keep secrets from us?

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on July 27, 2023. OUR POSITION: Gov. Ron DeSantis is going too far by hiding information from the public that should be available through Florida’s Sunshine Laws. One of our biggest beefs with Gov. Ron DeSantis is how he has never warmed up to the idea the

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Opinion

Is it too late for the Republican party?

By J. Michael Luttig, guest columnist, The New York Times, June 25, 2023. Judge Luttig was appointed by George H.W. Bush and served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 1991 to 2006. Donald Trump this month became the first former or incumbent American president to be charged with crimes against

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Analysis

Ethics complaints allege DeSantis abused his office ‘for personal gain’

By Zac Anderson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 26, 2023. Reporting by the USA TODAY NETWORK – Florida revealing that top staff in Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office helped line up endorsements for his presidential campaign is fueling ethics complaints against the state employees. The Florida Democratic Party announced Wednesday that it has filed complaints with the Florida Commission on

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Opinion

We’re learning now who DeSantis really is

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on June 24, 2023. Recently, Neo-nazi groups waving swastikas and other banners with hate-filled messages, gathered outside of Disney World to object to Disney’s support of LGBQT citizens. Several members of the group displayed “DeSantis 2024” flags. As in past similar situations, Governor

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Republicans

The test isn’t for the Department of Justice. It’s for Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, June 16, 2023 Some people are blithely claiming that the indictment of former president Donald Trump on charges of violating the Espionage Act, obstruction, conspiracy and other crimes puts the justice system on trial. Balderdash. The cliché has no meaning at this stage — and it improperly shifts the attention and blame from a treacherous

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Opinion

DeSantis finds a new set of laws to ignore

By David Firestone,  a member of the editorial board, The New York Times, June 12, 2023. There once was a Florida fund-raising committee called Friends of Ron DeSantis, which was overflowing with the $142 million it had raised. Mr. DeSantis used it personally for his campaign to be re-elected governor of Florida in 2022, but that was far

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