Best of the Blogs: Act of Courage

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 12-19-14
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

Courage at the Commission Chamber
By Daniel Tilley
Blog Of Rights
Last week, here in Miami-Dade County, I had the privilege of being present for one significant step forward in the march for justice for the transgender community in South Florida, painful though it was at times to witness.

Florida Democrats At A Crossroads: Republican Economic Failures
By Kartik Krishnaiyer
The Florida Squeeze
Florida Republicans have long sold economic growth and tax cuts as the fundamental core of the party’s messaging.

The Silver Lining to Florida’s Disappointing Energy Efficiency Efforts
By Natalie Mims
CleanEnergy Footprints
I have been putting off writing this blog because I have not found a positive angle to the story of Florida’s energy efficiency goals, and I was still hoping that there might be something we could extrapolate.

Corrections: The Rick Scott Barometer
By Independent Thinker
The burning question for 2015 has been, which Rick Scott did Florida’s benighted voters re-elect? 

Meet The New Bush, Same As The Old Bush
By Alice Ollstein and Kira Lerner
In a message posted on social media Tuesday, former Florida governor and political dynasty member Jeb Bush (R) confirmed rumors that he “will actively explore the possibility of running for President” and will soon begin “a conversation about restoring the promise of America.”