Best of the Blogs: Big Bid’ness

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 9-12-14
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

Progressive Choice: Where Are They Now?
By Katy Burnett
The Florida Squeeze
For months before the primary, the group Progressive Choice made headlines around the state with controversial mailings, radio ads, and a constant stream of Twitter and Facebook attacks on Charlie Crist.

Obamacare Is Doing Great, But Florida’s GOP Alternative Is A $2.4 Million-30 Customer Train Wreck
By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
Despite the GOP’s constant parroting that Obamacare would be, or is, a “train wreck,” the facts prove time and again that it’s doing just fine.

Why special interests want John Thrasher to be the next president of FSU: ‘cuz he does their bid’ness
By Gimleteye
Eye On Miami
Poor Florida. Here is the case of John Thrasher, former speaker of the Florida House, and political operative whose campaign to be the next president of FSU got waylaid by a faculty furious that a political hack might be tapped to run the fabled institution.

High Schooler Forced To Wear ‘Shame Suit’ As Punishment For Short Skirt
By Tara Culp-Ressler
Think Progress
A Florida mother is outraged that her teenage daughter was forced to a wear a so-called “shame suit” — a public punishment for violating the dress code — on her third day at a new high school. 

Florida congressman doesn’t want the ladies to worry their pretty little heads over issues
By Joan McCarter
Daily Kos
How’s that Republican rebranding going, again?