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Climate change is all but ignored

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Nov 11, 2022. OUR POSITION: We should be talking more about climate change. A mid-November hurricane is poised to hit Florida’s Atlantic coast today or Thursday. That comes after the state has seen unseasonably warm temperatures approaching 90 degrees earlier this month and late October.

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Opinion

Opinion: Even the DeSantis bubble may burst

Opinion by Nicole Hemmer CNN– “Can’t we just lie to ourselves for a while?” Glenn Beck, the right-wing talk radio host, was half-joking when he made this suggestion the day after Tuesday’s elections, but he voiced a longing that a number of Republicans had after the midterms: a hope to linger with the visions of

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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

Why aren’t the Democrats trouncing these guys?

By David Brooks, New York Times Opinion Columnist, Nov. 3, 2022. My big takeaway from this election season would be this: We’re about where we were. We entered this election season with a nearly evenly divided House and Senate in which the Democrats had a slight advantage. We’ll probably leave it with a nearly evenly divided

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Elections

Democracy was on the ballot. And voters knew it.

Editor:  Maybe this wasn’t so true in Florida, but it sure was nationally! By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, November 9, 2022. Voters cast their ballots at the William R. Talley Recreation Center in Frederick, Md., on Tuesday. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post) Judging by historical trends and high inflation rates, Democrats should have been clobbered in

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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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Opinion

Graydon Young saw error of his actions

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Nov 4, 2022. OUR POSITION: Englewood’s Graydon Young is likely a good example of how people caught up in rhetoric and social media posts can be led to ill-advised actions. Graydon Young pictured himself as an insurrectionist, storming the Bastille during the French Revolution. In

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Schools

Sen. Sasse, ‘sole finalist’ in UF presidential search, chosen to lead FL’s flagship university

By DANIELLE J. BROWN, Florida Phoenix,  Nov 1, 2022. The University of Florida’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to approve Nebraska’s U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse as the new president to lead Florida’s flagship institution, despite weeks of outcry, questions about the senator’s political views, and an air of secrecy around the search process that led to

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Analysis

Food prices soar, and so do companies’ profits

By Isabella Simonetti and Julie Creswell,  The New York Times, Nov. 1, 2022. A year ago, a bag of potato chips at the grocery store cost an average of $5.05. These days, that bag costs $6.05. A dozen eggs that could have been picked up for $1.83 now average $2.90. A two-liter bottle of soda that cost $1.78

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Opinion

The G.O.P. plot against Medicare and Social Security

By Paul Krugman, New York Times Opinion Columnist, Nov 3, 2022. The Times recently reported that Republicans, anticipating possible victory in the midterms, are embracing plans to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits — even though such cuts would be incredibly unpopular and would make nonsense of the G.O.P.’s attempts to portray itself as the party of the

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Elections

Punta Gorda looks at charter amendments

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Nov 3, 2022. OUR POSITION: Voters will be asked to approve amendments to the Punta Gorda City Charter. Punta Gorda voters have an opportunity through early voting and at the poll Tuesday to pass amendments to the city charter the city’s Charter Review Committee believes

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Analysis

Democracy or Autocracy? The choice is ours. Vote!

Editor’s comment:  Biden addressed this very question last night. Read his comments below. Florida has been under single party rule for over 20 years now. DeSantis controls all three branches of FL government and reaches deeply into our private lives. Vote Democratic…for a change. By Heather Cox Richardson, Nov 2, 2022. “Anecdotal data point,” conservative

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Opinion

Rubio voted “no”

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Oct 27, 2022. The U.S. Congress recently passed a bill, despite Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s “no” vote, which provides incentives to make sustainable energy sources more affordable. Some of these incentives include a 30% tax credit on solar energy systems, on energy

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Elections

Marco Rubio wants to cut Medicare and Social Security

Here are the facts:  In an interview on Fox News today, Marco Rubio tried to cover up his past support for cutting Medicare and Social Security benefits that millions of Florida seniors worked their entire lives to earn. But Floridians know the truth. Rubio has spent years pushing to weaken these programs providing a secure retirement to

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Events

It’s the final countdown!

Our Mission is Simple: ELECT DEMOCRATS & SAVE DEMOCRACY Our volunteer organization is the heart of how we make Democratic change happen in Charlotte County and across Florida. We need every Democrat in Charlotte, including YOU, to make this happen. Charlotte County Democrats want to thank those of you who have exercised your right to

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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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Environment

Red tide is blooming offshore from Southwest Florida communities hit hardest by Ian

By Jesse Mendoza, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Nov 1, 2022. The red tide pushed toward the Southwest Florida coast by Hurricane Ian and recent cold fronts continues to bloom just offshore. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed Friday that red tide reached bloom levels last week in an area that stretches offshore from south Sarasota County, past

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