Best of the Blogs: Coming Days

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 11-7-14
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

Florida Democrats: Time for calm introspection before making needed changes
By Kartik Krishnaiyer
The Florida Squeeze
Florida’s Democrats suffered a massive defeat on Tuesday. But so did Democrats across the nation and when you look at how things unfolded, Florida may have just done better than many of our neighbors.

In Florida, Republicans get cancer too
By Gimleteye
Eye On Miami
In Florida, Republicans get cancer too, but even though 58 percent of voters approved a measure to allow medical marijuana — particularly useful in alleviating pain and suffering for cancer treatments — humane treatment will not be legally available in the Sunshine State.

Florida Citizens Raise Pitchforks and Torches, Protesting Utilities Gone Wild
By Chris Carnevale
CleanEnergy Footprints
Last Wednesday, 200 or so St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay Area residents raised their pitchforks in protest outside Duke Energy Florida’s headquarters in St. Petersburg.

Big Data & critical thinkers don’t mix
By Kathleeno2014
The Edvocate Blog
The way billionaires and ideologues use big data to drive both election outcomes and education reform is an epic warning.

90-Year-Old Man Arrested In Florida For Feeding The Homeless
By Scott Keyes
There are a lot of strange local ordinances in this country.