Best of the Blogs: Poverty Matters

Progress Florida Education Institute’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 4-18-14
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Institute’s popular free Daily Clips service.

By Brilliant at Breakfast
Daily Kos
Florida, otherwise known as the Crazy State, has a governor who was elected despite having been at the helm of a company that pleaded guilty to the biggest Medicare fraud in history.
By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
“To allow people to go into a riot while concealing a gun without a permit is the definition of insanity,” said Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.
By Nathan Taylor Pemberton
The Florida Squeeze
Republicans in the House are still doggedly pushing forward this year’s educational “choice” initiatives, despite Senate enthusiasm for voucher expansion resembling the fevered excitement of a 12-year-old picking at a limpid beef bolognese.
By Scott Keyes
Think Progress
A Florida voter had harsh words for Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) at a town hall Tuesday, admonishing the congressman for his repeated efforts to repeal Obamacare and its bevy of benefits.
By Bob Sikes
Scathing Purple Musings
Ocala Star-Banner editor Brad Rogers remind his readers of Rick Scott’s ill-fated 2012 release of FCAT rankings by district, and he’s not attempted that stunt since.