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Why the RNC blunder may be a tipping point

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, Feb 10, 2022. At first blush, it’s hard to understand why there’s been such an uproar among Republicans over their party’s resolution that described the Jan. 6 insurrection as “legitimate political discourse” and censured Reps. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) and Liz Cheney (Wyo.) for participating in the House select committee investigating the violence.

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Coronavirus

Why tearing down Fauci is essential to the MAGA myth

Opinion by  Michael Gerson, Washington Post Columnist, April 5, 2021 MAGA political philosophy is not systematic, but it is comprehensive. Right-wing populism offers a distorted lens to view nearly all of life. Through this warped lens, progress toward equal rights is actually the oppression of White people. Free and fair elections, when lost, are actually

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Why some votes don’t count

Thursday afternoon the Canvassing Board of Charlotte County met at the Supervisor of Elections offices at the Historic Courthouse in Punta Gorda. The three members of the board, County Commissioner Christopher Constance, SOE Paul Stamoulis, and Charlotte County Judge John Burns, reviewed 58 provisional ballots. Provisional ballots are ballots for voters whose eligibility cannot be

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Opinion

Why Republicans keep falling for Trump’s lies

By Rebecca Solnit, Guest political essayist, The New York Times, Jan 5, 2022. When called upon to believe that Barack Obama was really born in Kenya, millions got in line. When encouraged to believe that the 2012 Sandy Hook murder of 20 children and six adults was a hoax, too many stepped up. When urged to

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Why I am running to be your Florida State Representative

By David Jones, Democratic Candidate for Florida House of Representatives, District 75. Like most of us, I woke up on the Wednesday after the 2016 federal election depressed. After a few days, partially recovered, I knew I needed to do something besides waiting around for 2020. As I have learned after raising five children and

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Analysis

Why economists support more stimulus

By The New York Times, Dec 3, 2020 Independent economists overwhelmingly favor the passage of more stimulus money before the end of the year — and the prospects for such a bill seem to be improving. Democratic leaders in Congress yesterday signaled their openness to a bipartisan $908 billion stimulus package. Democrats would prefer a

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Opinion

Why Do Republicans Hate Cops?

By Maureen Dowd, New York Times Opinion Columnist, July 31, 2021 WASHINGTON — It was, I must admit, a virtuoso performance by Sean Hannity. Not since the sheriff in “Blazing Saddles” put a gun to his own head and took himself hostage has anyone executed such a nutty loop de loop. Opening his show Tuesday night,

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Biden's Vision

Why do Democrats let Republicans set the terms of debate?

By E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post Columnist, November 14, 2021. Who knew that infrastructure was a wedge issue? Ever since the House passed the bipartisan bill to do lots of building and rebuilding around the country, Republicans have been at each other’s throats. Some Republicans said it was great to vote for roads, bridges and broadband. But most

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Volunteer Needed

Why Didn’t They Vote?

By Penelope Mayer, Charlotte Dems contributing writer, June 20, 2021 Currently our Precinct Captains and volunteers are engaged in a deep canvassing phone campaign with the 9000 registered Democrats who did not vote in 2020. We hope to learn why some of our Charlotte County Democrats sat out this very critical election, but in the

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Opinion

Why did Trump caravan get covered?

Letter to the Charlotte Sun Editor, Dec 18, 2020 The day after the Supreme Court shredded the Republican attempt to overturn a free and fair election with a partisan power grab thwarting the will of a majority of American voters, the Sun ran a front-page story on a Trump caravan whose main purpose is to

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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
Opinion

Why did the Florida Latino community swing to Trump? It’s complicated

Opinion by Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, published in Washington Post, November 27, 2020 Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a Democrat, represents Florida’s 26th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She lost her seat in the 2020 election. My family immigrated to the United States when I was 14, seeking economic opportunity and escaping the instability all too common in

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Analysis

Why Did Republicans Become So Extreme?

By Paul Krugman New York Times Opinion Columnist Many political analysts have spent years warning that the G.O.P. was becoming an extremist, anti-democratic party. Long before Republicans nominated Donald Trump for president, let alone before Trump refused to acknowledge electoral defeat, the congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein declared that the party had become

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Why are y’all so surprised Andrew Gillum won?

Andrew Gillum’s victory in the Florida Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday may have seemed like a surprise. Of the five people in the race, he was the only non-millionaire or billionaire and the only African American. He was outspent and was at the bottom of the polls through most of the campaign. In short, few gave him a shot —

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News

Who’s voting in Florida and where?

Floridaturnout.com, a pet project of media and political consultant Kevin Cate, is back and counting who’s already voting in Florida ahead of the Aug. 28 primary. The website, which Cate’s Tallahassee-based company CATECOMM partnered with PROXEME to create in 2016, pulls daily from county election supervisors the number of voters who have returned ballots. (Read more in Orlando Sentinel)

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Florida Democratic Party

Who will lead the Florida Democratic Party?

Following the 2020 election, it is clear that Florida Democrats must plot our political comeback. We are facing a tough reality: The Sunshine State voted for Trump. He carried the state by more than 370,000 votes; more than he did in 2016. Florida Republicans successfully swayed Latino voters, boosted support in the state’s rural heartland,

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