Best of the Blogs: Shameful History

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 7-26-13
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

How an ACLU Report Card Helped Fulfill a 31-Year-Old Promise to Immigrant Students
By Mariel Graeber
Blog Of Rights
Public education “provides the basic tools by which individuals might lead economically productive lives to the benefit of us all.”

With Voting Rights Act Gutted, Florida Set To Resume Voter Purge
By Aviva Shen
Think Progress
Florida’s controversial initiative to screen for suspected non-citizens and purge them from the voter rolls is allowed to officially resume, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Rick Scott Goes AWOL
By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
Rick Scott avoided SYG protesters and the capitol as long as he could last week, only to meet with the Dream Defenders to tell them he favors the shoot-to-kill Stand Your Ground law and won’t lift a finger to change it by calling a special session.

Greenland and sea level level rise
By Gimleye
Eye On Miami
I understand that Miami readers … the principal source of readership for this blog … find it difficult to comment on the impact of climate change.

Remembering Charley Johns and his Committee: Shameful Florida Legislative History
By Kartik Krishnaiyer
The Florida Squeeze
Senator Charley Johns (D-Starke) is one of the best known figures in the Florida Political History for multiple dubious reasons. The leader of the infamous “Pork Chop Gang”.