Progress Florida Education Center's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 8-31-12
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GOP Convention: Anti-government message a tough sell in Florida
By Chris Kromm
This week Republicans revealed the theme of their national convention in Tampa, Fla., which kicks off on Aug. 27: "We Built It."
The Wheels Off the Wagon
By Benjamin J. Kirby
The wheels have officially come off the GOP Convention's unity bandwagon.
Marco Rubio: soaked by the Miami hurricane
Eye on Miami
Marco Rubio takes center stage, in the spotlight of the GOP national convention, to glorify a political career that is mostly made from fluff.
Florida Democrats Still Live in the Shadows of Claude Kirk and Ed Gurney's Victories
By Kartik Krishnaiyer
When Claude Kirk passed away last year in Palm Beach aged 85, eulogies were forthcoming but most focused on the basics of Kirk's existence: he was the first post reconstruction GOP governor, lost re-election, switched parties, switched back, and was a colorful character.
Exclusive Empirical Research: "House Bill 1355 and Voter Registration in Florida"
By Daniel A. Smith
Related: It's Time to Get the Voter Registration Numbers Correct in Florida
Professor Michael Herron (Dartmouth College) and I have posted a draft of our American Political Science Association annual conference paper, which we will be presenting next week in New Orleans.