Best of the Blogs: After All

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 7-19-13
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

“It’s Working” For Rick Scott, Not Teachers
By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
It should be a universal assumption in Florida by now. If Rick Scott is willingly in front of a camera and it doesn’t involve questioning from reporters, it’s likely for his benefit in some way.

Florida GOP says those who can donate $50,000 (!) come from “all walks of life”
By Peter Schorsch
Saint Petersblog
“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.” In other words, “Let them eat cake.”

Why Stand Your Ground Is Central To George Zimmerman’s Case After All
By Nicole Flatow
Think Progress
The Stand Your Ground law that gained notoriety in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s shooting became central to the case again last week, when written instructions advised the jury that found shooter George Zimmerman not guilty to take the law’s central provision into account.

Florida GOP to blame for popular boycott movement against state economy
By Gimleteye
Eye On Miami
If the point of an economic boycott of Florida is to waken Florida voters who empowered the radical right, Eye On Miami says, “Boycott On!”

The Voting Rights Act in Florida 1982-2006 and language minorities
By Kartik Krishnaiyer
The Florida Squeeze
In 2006 before the Congressional re-authorization of the Voting Rights Act (which US Chief Justice John Roberts thinks is unnecessary) Civil  produced a report regarding Florida and the Voting Rights Act’s implementation since the 1982 redistricting process.