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Florida joins Texas, Arizona in weaponizing migrants by sending them to other states

Reading Time: 2 minutes Don’t get too caught up in recent headlines around Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where two planes of some 50 migrants, many Venezuelan, showed up suddenly on Wednesday. Yes, this caused great confusion and a scrambling of community resources to provide basic necessities and aid to very confused arrivals who spoke little English. But it’s also nothing […]

Posted inEducation

Why letting veterans teach without degrees is a bad idea

Reading Time: 2 minutes As reported in MilitaryTimes on Tuesday, Florida’s Department of Education announced that in an attempt to fill 9,000 teaching vacancies, veterans can now receive a five-year voucher to teach without a degree. This is part of Florida’s statewide expanded career and workforce opportunities for military veterans that is budgeted at $8.6 million. These vouchers would […]

Posted inEducation

Florida civics teachers are being indoctrinated with Christian nationalism

Reading Time: 4 minutes Florida wants to indoctrinate public school teachers with Christian nationalism in the hopes that they’ll spread the misinformation to their students in the upcoming school year. That’s the clear takeaway based on how teachers are being trained under Gov. Ron DeSantis’ multi-million-dollar “Civics Literacy Excellence Initiative.” Over the summer, ten voluntary three-day training seminars are […]

Posted inReproductive rights

Florida’s 15-week abortion ban violates Jewish religious freedom, says lawsuit

Reading Time: 3 minutes Knowing that conservative judges care less and less about respecting precedent, while repeatedly allowing sincerely held religious beliefs to override common sense, a Jewish group in Florida has filed a lawsuit (you can read it here) challenging the state’s new 15-week abortion ban, set to go into effect on July 1. The law offers no […]

Posted inPolitics

GOP pressures corporations to enforce conservative moral values

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Trump era has had a transformative effect on the Republican Party. Pro-business, small-government Republicans are nearly extinct, replaced with culture warriors demanding that corporations fall in line behind the fearful conservative moral agenda that motivates their shrinking voter base. In the 1980s, Reagan Republicans professed to stand for free trade, low taxes, and the […]

Posted inPolitics

Florida’s election police proposal is another consequence of the “Big Lie”

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the summer of 2021, former President Trump gave a speech at the North Carolina GOP State Conference. He aired his usual routine of grievances about the 2020 Presidential election, pushing baseless claims about election fraud by Democrats. But one line drew especially strong applause from the crowd, opening eyes across the country: “I am […]

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