Best of the Blogs: Piling UP

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 8-15-14
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

Legislative Malpractice: Redistricting Special Session
By Kartik Krishnaiyer
The Florida Squeeze
I feel to a certain extent that my arguments about the Florida Legislature and Reapportionment are going in circles.

Toxic Algae Bloom spreads into race for Florida Governor
By Gimleteye
Eye On Miami
Florida’s water quality ailments have been piling up for decades.

Report: States With Stand Your Ground Laws Have More Homicides
By Nicole Flatow
Think Progress
If you’re interested in reducing violent crime, homicides, or racial bias, you should repeal Stand Your Ground laws, according to new recommendations from an American Bar Association Task Force.

Climate Change: Professor Chanton’s Message to Florida Governor Rick Scott
By jtietz
Daily Kos
A recent feature in Ecology Florida News reported on an offer from ten climate-change specialists to meet with Governor Rick Scott to explain to him the basics of climate change and the impact global warming is having and will have on the state of Florida.

Do You Know A Good Repairman? My Democracy Is Broken
By Patience Burke
This week, The Hill contributor Allan J. Lichtman writes about “a shattering new study (that finds) ordinary Americans have virtually no impact…on the making of national policy in our country.”