Best of the Blogs: Grand Scheme

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 6-28-13
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

The Voting Rights Act and Florida: Historical challenges in light of the Supreme Court decision
By Kartik Krishnaiyer
The Florida Squeeze
Tuesday’s ill-advised and unfortunate Supreme Court decision regarding the voting rights act recalls the shameful specter of potential voter purges and racially motivated disenfranchisement that characterized Florida and the American South prior to 1965.

Straights for Marriage Equality – An Ally’s Story
By Mary Frances Love
Equality Florida
About 18 months ago, I was riding my bicycle through my neighborhood in SW Florida when a woman in a beat up old car made an illegal left turn, while speeding and talking on her cell phone, and almost hit me.

ALEC, Jeb Bush’s Foundation and McCay Scholarship Fraud
By Bob Sikes
Scathing Purple Musings
A consortium of progressive organizations released yesterday titled ALEC v. Kids: ALEC’s Assault On Public Education.

The New Face of Florida Democratic Coalition
By Steve Schale
Steve Schale
In the grand scheme of things, the November 2006 Governor’s Election in Florida was not too long ago and for most of the last six plus years, our state has been living in a protracted and non-stop political battle.

Rick Scott Dances On The Grave Of The Voting Rights Act
By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
The most unpopular governor perhaps in the history of governors, Florida’s Rick Scott, has spoken up in regard to the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday striking down the provisions that count in the Voting Rights Act.