Best of the Blogs: As Ugly As It Gets

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 12-5-14
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

The Sunshine State: License Plate Slogan or License to Steal?
By Dr. Stephen A. Smith
CleanEnergy Footprints
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is not even pretending to be objective anymore: they have become a wholly owned subsidiary of Florida Power & Light (FPL) and the other monopoly electric utilities in Florida!

Jeb Bush: get ready for another round of politics “as ugly as it gets”
By Gimleteye
Eye On Miami
The Miami Herald didn’t report who among the Cuban American elite attended Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign run-up.

What the President’s executive action means for Florida
By Shalini Goel Agarwal
Blog Of Rights
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida celebrates the President Obama’s executive action on immigration along with communities across Florida who will now qualify for temporary protection from deportation.

Two Down… (No, Make That Three)
By Independent Thinker
Rick Scott hasn’t even officially started his second term yet, but already, he’s down one cabinet position.

HD-24 race provides a test and opportunity for House Democrats
By Kartik Krishnaiyer
The Florida Squeeze
The special election in House District 24 that has been created by a chain reaction related to John Thrasher’s selection as President of Florida State University should provide an opportunity to show how House Democrats can get their ship in order after a rough campaign cycle.