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From Governor Rick Scott’s “You-Can’t-Say-That Land”—Employees of Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection Were “Unofficially Banned” from Using the Terms “Climate Change” and “Global Warming” in Their Official Communications

By Elaine Magliaro Yesterday, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR) reported that officials of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) had “been ordered not to use the terms “climate change” or “global warming” in any official communications, emails, … Continue reading

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LYNCHING IN AMERICA: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror—A Report from the Equal Justice Initiative

By Elaine Magliaro Earlier today, the Equal justice Initiative (EJI) released a report of a multi-year investigation titled Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror. EJI discovered that lynchings in this country were more extensive than had been … Continue reading

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File This Under “You Gotta Be Kidding Me”: Backyard Gun Ranges Are Legal in Florida

By Elaine Magliaro Last February, the Sun Sentinel Editorial Board wrote an op-ed about backyard gun ranges being legal in Florida. That’s right–you can build a gun range in your own yard in the state of Florida and nobody can … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart on the State of the State of Florida, Same-Sex Marriage, and some Oddball News Stories from the “Sunshine State”

By Elaine Magliaro On Tuesday night, Jon Stewart interviewed Senator Marco Rubio of Florida on The Daily Show. His lead-in to the interview with Rubio—who has sharply criticized court rulings that paved the way for same sex marriages in Florida—was … Continue reading

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Not So Curious George Back In Court

By Mark Esposito Heeee’s Back. Put-upon, misunderstood, citizen George Zimmerman, acquitted of gunning down unarmed  Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on a rainy common area between apartments is back in court and being held in jail.  In a Sunshine State courtroom … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush: The Hard-Core Right-Wing “Moderate” Conservative Republican

By Elaine Magliaro Last week, Mike Spindell wrote a posted titled Jeb Bush Is Not Who You Might Think He Is. Mike said that one of the political traits of the Bush family is presenting its members as “folksy” and as moderate … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush for President???: Looking Back at the Terri Schiavo Case

By Elaine Magliaro Jeb Bush announced recently that he planned to “actively”explore a 2016 presidential run. The Boston Globe reported that Bush posted a holiday message on his Facebook page and Twitter account, in which he said that he had discussed the ‘‘future … Continue reading

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