Best of the Blogs: Poisons

Progress Florida Education Institute’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 10-31-13
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Institute’s popular free Daily Clips service.


Surprise! Rubio Leads GOP “Outreach” To Hispanics By Killing Immigration Reform
By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
He was young, he could read, he could memorize all the right buzzwords, and he could blame President Obama for everything with the best of them.

Release the Vote: Felon Disenfranchisement in Florida
By Joyce Hamilton Henry
Blog Of Rights
In 2011, we saw a triple play of voter suppression with redistricting, HB 1355 (dubbed the Voter Suppression Act), and regressive changes to Florida’s Clemency Rules.

Sugar poisons people, poisons democracy and poisons the Everglades
By Gimleteye
Eye On Miami
One should not be surprised at the media blitz by Florida’s sugar billionaires, meant to distract voters and citizens (not necessarily the same, as voter turnout shows) from the true cause of the disastrous water management policies that afflict the state.

Charlie Crist woos FL Democratic conference, will announce governor run Nov. 4
By Daniel Tilson
As Florida Democratic Party leaders and activists arrived in Orlando yesterday for kickoff of their 3-day “We Are Florida” 2013 State Conference, once-upon-a -time Republican governor Charlie Crist was revealing in the Tampa Bay Times that November 4th is the day he’ll officially announce his 2014 Democratic candidacy to reclaim the job.

Sen. Bill Nelson calls for investigation of Florida’s unemployment benefits website
By Linda Hersey
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is calling for a federal investigation into log-on problems and delays that jobless Floridians are having with the state’s new $63 million website for unemployment benefits.