Best of the Blogs: Beyond Borders

Progress Florida Education Institute’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 9-20-13
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Institute’s popular free Daily Clips service.


In Remembrance, Clay Shaw
By Gimleteye
Eye On Miami
In obituaries, the late Congressman Clay Shaw has been noted as a moderate Republican and champion of the Everglades.

Koch’s “Secret Bank” Has Ties To Rick Scott’s Voter Purge
By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
Politico recently reported on revelations about what they called the “Koch’s Secret Bank,” a group called Freedom Partners which is the funding “sugar daddy” for the conservative causes pushed by the Koch brothers in the 2012 election.

Report on Stand Your Ground Laws Highlights Racial Disparities
By LilithGardener
Daily Kos
This diary is part one of a primer series for those who are beginning to think seriously about “Stand Your Ground” laws.

Divercycles: Biking Beyond Borders
By Adam Schachner
Blog of Rights
Miami is a city renowned for its cultural diversity and infamous for its fragmentation and lack of togetherness.

More Kids Now Have Health Care, And You Have The Federal Government To Thank For That
By Igor Volsky
Think Progress
More children are enrolled in health care coverage as a result of government safety net programs and provisions included in the Affordable Care Act, a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute finds.