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  1. hurricane season
    Tampa Could Be a Bull’s-eye for Hurricane IanThe quickly intensifying hurricane could bring storm surges of up to ten feet to the low-lying Tampa metro.
  2. republicanisms
    What Is Wrong With Ron DeSantis’s Arms?Is that a Trump imitation, or is that how all politicians are now standing in Florida?
  3. early and often
    Democrats’ Problems Go Beyond Joe ManchinThe West Virginia senator is more a consequence than the cause of the party’s failures.
  4. don’t say gay
    Florida Could Be Cleaning Up DeSantis’s Disney Mess for Years to ComeThe law ending Disney’s special tax district looks like it will spike taxes in nearby counties to pay off a billion-dollar bond.
  5. don’t say gay
    Florida Republicans Are One Step Closer to Punishing DisneyThe state legislature has passed a law to strip the company of major tax advantages for opposing the GOP’s Don’t Say Gay bill.
  6. politics
    DeSantis Won’t Let Disney Sit Out the Culture WarThe Florida governor’s move to punish Disney for its alleged “wokeness” marks a major shift in GOP tactics.
  7. politics
    Is Ron DeSantis the Future of Trumpism?The greatest threat to Donald Trump’s hold on the Republican Party may be his Florida neighbor.
  8. politics
    The ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Is Even Worse Than It SoundsFor one thing, schools would practically be forced to out LGBTQ+ students.
  9. politics
    Florida to Defy CDC, Says No COVID Vaccine for KidsFlorida is the first state to counter the CDC by recommending that healthy children over the age of 5 not receive the COVID vaccine.
  10. politics
    Ivanka and Jared Can’t Escape Neighbor DramaThe former First Kids are now living in Surfside, Florida, where catty neighbors are cataloguing their minor infractions.
  11. politics
    DeSantis Could Be Haunted by Florida’s ‘Generous’ Abortion BanThe governor is backing a 15-week abortion ban, which Republicans are billing as a compromise. But his strategy could anger the party’s extremists.
  12. 2022 midterms
    Democrats Need More Than Redistricting Wins in 2022There’s been great news for Democrats on the redistricting front. But actually holding the House in the midterms will still be very tough.
  13. black lives matter
    The Freedom Fighters of FloridaSocial-justice history is made by the young.
  14. state income taxes
    State-Income-Tax-Abolition Fever SpreadsEven in states with no prospect of soaking tourists with high sales taxes, Republicans are stampeding toward abolishing income taxes.
  15. florida
    Trump Hosting a Boxing Match on 9/11 Was a Vision From an Alternate RealityOne in which he accepted his electoral loss and began chasing weird cash-grab appearances, like guest-hosting a novelty fight at a casino on 9/11.
  16. florida
    Prosecutors Say Matt Gaetz’s Father Was an Extortion Victim After AllTwo things appear to be true in this mess: Gaetz’s father was allegedly shaken down for millions and Gaetz is still facing a sex-trafficking inquiry.
  17. politics
    What Other Deadly Things Will Ron DeSantis Joke About?Florida’s governor used COVID as an icebreaker at a conservative conference. Here are some alternatives.
  18. just checking in
    So, What Are Jared and Ivanka Up to These Days?Six months after their White House exit, they’re writing the Great American Political Memoir, facing perjury accusations, and ditching Donald.
  19. foreign interests
    Is Cuba’s Communist Regime in Trouble?Rare mass protests over vaccine delays and food shortages also speak to a deeper discontent with the repressive regime.
  20. disaster
    Hell by the SeaWhat it’s like on the pile that was once Champlain Towers South.
  21. joel greenberg
    Matt Gaetz Associate Pleads Guilty to Sex-Trafficking ChargeJoel Greenberg copped to six federal charges and vowed to cooperate with investigators. But that doesn’t mean his “wingman” in Congress is cooked.
  22. games
    States Are Starting to Fix the NCAA — For the Wrong ReasonsCompetition, not morality, is driving legislation that allows college athletes to make some money.
  23. politics
    DeSantis Signs Voting Restrictions Into Law in Fox News ‘Exclusive’The Florida governor turned the enactment of yet another restrictive Republican voting measure into a segment on Fox & Friends.
  24. politics
    New York Will Lose Seat in Congress Because 89 People Didn’t Fill Out the Census2020 census reapportionment data showed seven House seats changing hands, but a net gain of just three in states carried by Trump.
  25. conservatism
    GOP Stands Up to ‘Cancel Culture’ by Criminalizing DissentRepublicans believe that corporations opposing conservative causes undermines civil liberties, but governments criminalizing protest does not.
  26. florida
    Matt Gaetz’s Wingman Is Cooperating With the Feds: ReportJoel Greenberg reportedly told DOJ investigators that he and the Florida congressman gave women cash and gifts in exchange for sex.
  27. florida
    Matt Gaetz’s ‘Wingman’ Plans to Strike a Plea DealThe attorney of Gaetz’s associate Joel Greenberg told reporters he is “sure Matt Gaetz is not feeling very comfortable today.”
  28. voting rights
    The States Following Georgia’s Lead on Voter SuppressionSimilar voting restrictions could soon be enacted in key Republican-controlled states like Arizona, Florida, New Hampshire, and Texas.
  29. gop
    DOJ Investigation Focusing on Matt Gaetz’s Alleged Payments for Sex: ReportA new report states that Gaetz paid escorts for sex, taking ecstasy before doing so on at least one occasion.
  30. gop
    Matt Gaetz Under Investigation for Possible Relationship With a Minor: ReportDOJ looking into whether loudmouth Republican paid a teen girl to travel across state lines for sex, which would violate federal trafficking laws.
  31. voting rights
    Why Are Republicans Promoting Gratuitously Cruel Election Restrictions?Cracking down on food and water for voters standing in long lines is intended to be a cruel but effective way to reduce voting by Democrats.
  32. redistricting
    Democrats Face a Redistricting DisasterDemocrats missed many targets for flipping legislative chambers. Only the rise of independent commissions to draw maps is limiting the damage.
  33. politics
    Why ‘Socialism’ Killed Democrats in FloridaWhy an old line of attack found new success in 2020.
  34. 2020 elections
    2020 Was a Disaster for Democrats Trying to Take Over State HousesAn ambitious and expensive effort to bust up Republican power in the states fell flat.
  35. 2020 elections
    The 2000 Election Never EndedTwenty years ago, two candidates fought an unimaginably close, bitterly disputed election. Only one of them played to win. Lessons from Bush v. Gore.
  36. vision 2020
    The Perpetually Frustrated Dream of the South Turning BlueThere remain signs of optimism for long-suffering southern Democrats, but 2020 was in most respects bitterly disappointing.
  37. labor
    Florida Becomes Latest State to Pass a $15 Minimum WageIt will be raised annually through 2026 and then adjusted for inflation every year after.
  38. politics
    Democrats’ Other Fear in Florida? Biden Winds Up Like Al GoreIf it’s close, a recount would be armageddon compared to 2000.
  39. poll position
    Is the Bottom Beginning to Drop Out of the Trump Campaign?Some particularly bad polls for the incumbent have come out after his first debate with Biden and COVID-19 diagnosis.
  40. politics
    The #Resistance and the Retirement CommunityInside the Villages in Florida, where election tensions are at an all-time high.
  41. ron desantis
    Ron DeSantis Is Risking Floridians’ Lives to Benefit TrumpThe governor’s sycophantic Trump relationship led to disastrous COVID outcomes, and now he’s pushing looser penalties for drivers who kill protesters.
  42. florida
    Bloomberg Helps Pay Fines of 32,000 Florida Ex-Felons So They Can VoteThe billionaire helped raise $16 million to pay fees of ex-felons so they can register to vote — despite a GOP-led law that functions as a poll tax.
  43. vision 2020
    Polls: Biden Maintains Electoral College Lead, But It’s FragilePolls show a slightly eroding Biden lead nationally, but he’s in great shape unless the margin falls below 3 percent.
  44. vision 2020
    Bloomberg to Spend $100 Million to Help Biden Defeat Trump in FloridaThe billionaire is fulfilling a long-delayed vow with a major ad buy in a swing state pivotal to both campaigns.
  45. vision 2020
    Federal Appeals Court Slams Door on Reenfranchisement of Florida Ex-FelonsIn a case affecting over a million Floridians, the conservative court let the state undercut a ballot initiative restoring their voting rights.
  46. vision 2020
    Is the Rust Belt or the Sun Belt the Key Battleground Region in 2020?Less than two months from Election Day, the pivotal region for the campaigns to focus on is the same one that won it all for Trump in 2016.
  47. vision 2020
    Mail Ballot Requests Are Sky High, and They’re Largely From DemocratsExpectations that mail ballot requests will spike are being fulfilled, along with a partisan tilt in voting methods and a maybe a contested election.
  48. vision 2020
    Can Florida Save Us From a Contested Presidential Election?The Sunshine State is expected to report quickly on Election Night, and if Biden has won it, the odds of Trump credibly claiming victory go down.
  49. vision 2020
    Presidential Battleground States Change All the TimeOhio, Iowa, Colorado, and Virginia are recent battlegrounds that are no longer very competitive, while Florida and Wisconsin remain critical in 2020.
  50. vision 2020
    Trump Says Voting by Mail is Evil — Except in FloridaTrump executes a selective reversal by suggesting that voting by mail in Florida — but not in other states — is just fine.
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