Progress Florida Education Institute's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 2-21-14
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Eye On Miami
The battle to dominate election outcomes by rigging polling days for early voting and reducing the number and location of ballot stations on election day isn't happening in Iraq.
By Trish Ponder
When I saw this sobering warning from Twitter about an image related to the trial of Michael Dunn, the man who fired 10 shots into a vehicle occupied by four black male teenagers, killing one, 17-year-old Jordan Davis, I steeled myself for the worst.
By Martha Jackovics
Just after Michael Dunn was found not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Jordan Davis in Florida, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz told CNN that the Stand Your Ground law, which he strongly supports, actually benefits African-Americans.
By Patience Burke
Tame The Gorilla
Florida’s Legislature is bursting at the seams.
Thursday Bookshelf: Claude Pepper, George Smathers, Ed Ball and the 1950 US Senate Democratic Primary
By Kartik Krishnaiyer
The Florida Squeeze
While most modern historians and political activists would point to November 7, 2000 as the most significant election in Florida’s history as far as national implications, it can be strongly argued the most important election in the state’s history as far as impacting national politics was on May 5, 1950.