Best of the Blogs: Roll Out

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 5-31-13
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

RPOF Rolls Out Attack On Nan Rich And Florida Women
By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
In spite of boasting to the contrary, is the Republican Party of Florida not so sure they have a winning incumbent in Rick Scott?

Florida High Court Pushes Back Against State Underfunding Of Public Defenders
By Nicole Flatow
Think Progress
In Florida’s Miami-Dade County, lawyers often meet their criminal defendant clients moments before they walk into the courtroom, without having visited the crime scenes or interviewed witnesses.

Red states rejecting Obamacare Medicaid expansion need it most
By Jon Perr
Daily Kos
From the beginning, the defining irony of the never-ending debate over Obamacare is this: health care is worst in those states where Republicans poll best.

Throwback Tuesday: How Florida Happened; The Political Education of Buddy MacKay
By Kartik Kraishaiyer
The Florida Squeeze
Buddy MacKay is one of the most influential and underrated figures in Florida’s development from backwater to thriving mega-state.

A banner year for Big Sugar billionaires
By gimleteye
Eye On Miami
What a blessed year if you love Big Sugar.