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Should the DOJ prosecute Trump?

The following is from Robert B Hubbell’s June 21st 2022 newsletter: The damning presentation by the January 6th Committee has shifted the conversation from whether Trump committed crimes to whether it is a good idea to prosecute Trump for his crimes. Teasers from the Committee’s presentation scheduled for Tuesday, June 21st at 1:00 PM Eastern

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Opinion

Rubio was wrong about committee’s purpose

The following Letter to the Editor was published in the Daily Sun on June 20, 2022. Editor: The riveting testimony at the first hearings of the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol revealed how wrong Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was when he referred to the hearings as a “complete political scam.” The

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Local Action

State grant saves historic home in Punta Gorda

By Daniel Sutphin,  Staff Writer, The Daily Sun, June 19, 2022. PUNTA GORDA — A state grant has been awarded to the Blanchard House Museum to save the historic Jean Cleveland House on Gill Street in Punta Gorda. Built in 1925, the house was home to Jean Cleveland, Punta Gorda’s first female city clerk who

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Coronavirus

We just can’t dismiss Covid yet

The following editorial appeared in the June 18, 2022 edition of The Daily Sun. OUR POSITION: COVID cases are spiking again and as much as we’d like to, we can’t ignore the dangers. Like us, you’re probably tired of hearing about COVID. But, hopefully, like us, you know better than ignore the fact this virus

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Economy

Florida losing edge as affordable place to live

The following editorial was published in the Daily Sun on June 14, 2022. OUR POSITION: For years high taxes and housings costs have sparked an exodus from the East and Midwest to Florida but the Sunshine State’s escalating home prices and rents are giving pause to relocation considerations. Inflation’s storm surge continues to deluge consumers with

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Opinion

Who wants to be a teacher nowadays?

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on June 12, 2022. OUR POSITION: We can’t afford to lose teachers to today’s demands and challenges that go far beyond the classroom. Never in the history of our nation have teachers come under the scrutiny they face now, nor have they faced the current dangers

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January 6

Donald Trump, American Monster

By Maureen Dowd,  New York Times Opinion Columnist,  June 12, 2022. WASHINGTON — Monsters are not what they used to be. I’m reading “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley for school and the monster is magnificent. He starts out with an elegance of mind and sweetness of temperament, reading Goethe’s “The Sorrows of Young Werther” and gathering

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Gun Violence

America’s story, and its shame

What kind of country forces the bereaved parents of massacred children to beg for mercy?   By Yvonne Abraham, The Boston Globe Columnist, June 8, 2022. What does it say about this country that the bereaved parents of massacred children must grovel before members of Congress in the hopes of eliciting even a minimally serious

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News

Teaching is getting harder …”it’s not worth it”

By Nancy J. Semon,  Staff Writer, The Daily Sun, June 10, 2022. PORT CHARLOTTE — Deven Seibert, the Murdock Middle School teacher who generated controversy when she brought students to a School Board meeting to discuss bullying of gay students, has resigned. Seibert told The Daily Sun her resignation a “pause” from teaching. She said she’s not

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Elections

Demings has backbone which Rubio is missing

Editor’s note:  The following letter to the editor was published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on June 7, 2022. The headline June 2, “Demings files to battle Rubio,” brought to mind a headline last August from the New York Times, “Why do Republicans hate cops?” Congresswoman Val Demings, a Democrat, was formerly a successful police chief

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Schools

Charlotte Dem Jim Hussey addresses our School Board

Editor’s note:  Charlotte Dems associate member Jim Hussey addressed the School Board of Charlotte County at its regular public monthly meeting on June 6, 2022. He responded to negative comments made at the May meeting by a Port Charlotte resident, which led to the resignation of teacher Deven Seibert. The School Board consists of five

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Gun Violence

Democrats should be clear: A radical GOP is holding the country back

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, June 5, 2022. Washington is broken. Politicians can’t get anything done. They don’t listen to voters. Voters have been making these complaints for decades, but never have they been truer than they are today. The preferences of a supermajority of voters, whether that’s investigating an armed insurrection to topple

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Call to Action

Charlotte County Dems to host a Gun Safety Rally on June 11th

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Location: Democratic Party Headquarters, 3596 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL The Charlotte County Democratic Party invites all concerned adults and children to participate in this Gun Safety Rally, protesting the recent gruesome series of mass killings. The Democratic Party of Charlotte County believes that it is long past

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Health Care

Medicare and Social Security have strengthened under Biden and Democrats, but the GOP has a plan that could end guarantee

A new report shows that Medicare and Social Security have been “bolstered by growing economy” under President Biden and Democrats The trustees of Medicare and Social Security just released their annual report on the programs. The good news? Both programs are in better shape since President Biden took office because the “economic recovery from the 2020 recession has been

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Opinion

There’s no reasoning with a GOP hijacked by disinformation

By Dana Milbank, Washington Post Columnist, May 31, 2022 Once you’ve taken leave from the reality-based community, every day is fantastic! It has been particularly so over the past week. As the rest of the country mourned the latest young victims of gun violence, the QAnon crowd and their enablers in the Republican Party have constructed

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