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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. coronavirus
    Florida Closes COVID-19 Response Center Following Its Own COVID OutbreakThe state’s pandemic response center closed its physical operation Thursday after 13 staffers reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.
  5. voting rights
    Supreme Court Refuses to Come to Aid of Disenfranchised Ex-Felons in FloridaIn a case that could keep nearly a million otherwise qualified Floridians from voting, the Supreme Court chooses to look away.
  6. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Hot Spot States by the NumbersA rundown of states — like Arizona, Florida, and Texas — facing alarming summer outbreaks, including closures, caseloads, and hospitalizations.
  7. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Deaths Are Catching Up to the Case SurgeAs New York City has its first day in months without a COVID-19 death, the country’s new hot spots are seeing deaths spike.
  8. coronavirus
    Florida Sets New U.S. Record With Over 15,000 COVID-19 CasesThe previous record of 12,274 daily cases was set by New York on April 4.
  9. vision 2020
    GOP Senators Are Already Bailing From the Convention in Florida Next MonthFive Republican senators announced this week that they would skip the convention in Jacksonville, further revealing the uselessness of the event.
  10. coronavirus
    Florida Schools Ordered to Reopen in August and Offer Full-Time InstructionSchools will still be allowed to offer online learning, but in-person classes must be available for all who want it.
  11. coronavirus
    Who Is Getting the Coronavirus in America Now?Young people are driving the surge in cases across the U.S., but they’re not the only ones getting infected.
  12. coronavirus
    The Failed U.S. Reopening Has Served Up a Feast for the CoronavirusThe second peak of America’s coronavirus crisis has begun, and once again there is no end in sight.
  13. vision 2020
    Trump Puts the Fear of the Coronavirus Into JacksonvilleThe city to which the president moved his big convention celebration isn’t entirely happy about the risk to public health it poses.
  14. florida man
    Trump’s Voter Registration Mistake Is What He’d Call FraudHe had to correct his Florida voter registration after initially listing the White House, which is not in Florida, as his “legal residence.”
  15. voting rights
    Federal Judge Overrules GOP Poll Tax for Ex-Felons in FloridaA federal judge ruled that the GOP-led effort prohibiting some ex-felons from voting because they could not afford to pay fines was unconstitutional.
  16. vision 2020
    Biden Needs Latinos for Any Raid on Sun Belt Red StatesThis is one minority group with which Joe Biden’s name is not golden.
  17. florida man
    Don’t Overthink Ron DeSantisThe Florida governor’s tenure teaches us about sycophancy, ineptitude, and reactionary politics.
  18. coronavirus stimulus
    Republican-Run States Are Hurting For Money, TooTrump’s claims that only Democratic states need federal assistance are undermining his own party’s stimulus efforts.
  19. coronavirus
    Flying Blind Without Testing, GOP Governors Reopen Businesses in the SouthBusinesses in Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina will soon reopen, though the impact on the virus’s spread can’t be known without proper testing.
  20. florida
    Florida GOP Realizes Deliberately Impoverishing the Unemployed Has DownsidesRepublicans sabotaged the state’s unemployment system because they wanted to keep benefits and taxes low. Now, it’s crashing mid-pandemic.
  21. coronavirus
    Georgia Governor Shows Remarkable Ignorance About How the Coronavirus SpreadsBrian Kemp finally paid attention to evidence that asymptomatic people can transmit the illness, and imposed a tardy stay-at-home order.
  22. democratic primaries
    Another Sweep for Joe Biden in Florida, Illinois, and ArizonaBiden wins decisively in three diverse states, with a possible primary drought approaching.
  23. vision 2020
    What to Expect in the March 17 Presidential PrimariesJoe Biden is expected to have another winning primary day, but Ohio won’t be one of the states he carries: The governor postponed the vote until June.
  24. florida
    Andrew Gillum to Enter Rehab for Alcoholism After Hotel-Room IncidentThe Florida Democrat is seeking treatment for alcoholism after he was found in a hotel room with two other men and “suspected crystal meth.”
  25. democratic primaries
    Bloomberg: Why Aren’t Moderates Coalescing Around Me?Asked Tuesday why he shouldn’t join Pete and Amy in supporting Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg suggested they should all support him.
  26. vision 2020
    Democrats Still Have Multiple Routes to 2020 Electoral College WinIt’s not necessarily all about the Rust Belt.
  27. police brutality
    Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Uses Stun Gun 3 Times on Black Grandmother“From everything we can see at this point, it appears the deputy did what he had to do,” the county sheriff said.
  28. reapportionment
    Final Pre-Census Estimates Show Which States Will Gain Power After 2020The long trend toward Sunbelt gains and Rust Belt losses continues with a few exceptions.
  29. jeffrey epstein
    Jeffrey Epstein Might’ve Killed a Work-Release Program for Florida PrisonersThe sheriff’s office in Palm Beach County is discontinuing a work-release program made notorious by the late financier and sexual abuser.
  30. climate change
    Florida GOP Regrets ‘Lost’ Decade on Climate ChangeThe party is recovering from Rick Scott’s ban on using the phrase “climate change” ⁠— though isn’t quite ready to embrace climate policy.
  31. policing
    Officer Suspended After Arresting First-Grader. His Behavior Fits a Pattern.Black children in schools are subjected to police involvement at alarming rates.
  32. vision 2020
    Trump Relies on Maduro-Bashing to Win Florida Next YearTrump’s attacks on Maduro are key to winning Florida’s Latino immigrants and boosting his advantage among Cuban-Americans despite his other policies.
  33. reapportionment.
    How the Political Map Is Likely to Shift After the 2020 CensusWhile congressional redistricting is a tricky game, we already have a pretty clear idea of which states will gain or lose House seats.
  34. vision 2020
    How Trump Could Thread the Needle Again and Win While Losing the Popular VoteIf it all comes down to Wisconsin, Democrats should worry.
  35. vision 2020
    Mike Pence Announces Hail Mary ‘Latinos for Trump’ InitiativeIt’s going to be a hard sell. Democrats are holding on to a roughly two-to-one advantage among the demographic, and Trump’s rhetoric isn’t helping.
  36. feature
    How Cindy Yang Learned to Throw a Party at Mar-a-LagoCindy Yang was a rising fixture in Palm Beach society. Then Robert Kraft got charged with soliciting prostitution and the FBI took notice.
  37. venezuela
    Florida Republicans Fear Trump’s Venezuela Policy Could Hurt Them in 2020Florida Republicans worry that Trump’s backing of opposition leader Juan Guaidó could become a liability among the state’s 200,000 Venezuelans.
  38. police brutality
    Broward County Deputies Assaulted a Black Teen. ‘Accountability’ Is Not Enough.Calls for ‘accountability’ in the beating of a black teenager in Florida underestimate the depths of law enforcement violence.
  39. vision 2020
    Trump May Freak Out Florida With Green Light for Offshore DrillingFlorida Republican elected officials fear Trump’s relationship with fossil-fuel industries could lead him to a politically disastrous decision.
  40. voting rights
    Andrew Gillum’s Next Campaign: Registering Voters in FloridaBoth Gillum and the Florida Democratic Party are aiming to register droves of voters, as the GOP focuses on limiting who can vote in 2020.
  41. ex-felon voting rights
    Florida GOP Readies Poll Tax to Nullify Ex-Felons’ Voting RightsFloridians voted to re-enfranchise the formerly incarcerated last fall. Republicans want to make them pay off all court fines and fees first.
  42. florida
    Florida Will Drop Solicitation Charges Against Robert Kraft If He Admits GuiltOffering to drop charges if Kraft admits he would have been found guilty has a tone of shaming, but could be due to a dubious use of warrants.
  43. racism
    Ron DeSantis Didn’t Expunge His Record of Racism By Pardoning the Groveland FourFlorida’s governor is granting himself plausible deniability regarding racism by resolving a Jim Crow-era miscarriage of justice.
  44. voting rights
    Ron DeSantis Doesn’t Sound Too Excited About Enfranchising VotersFlorida’s governor-elect appears to be preparing to drag his feet on the felon re-enfranchisement amendment which voters approved
  45. 2018 midterms
    Democratic Weakness Among Florida Latinos in 2018 a WarningA poor performance among Latinos cost Democrats the governorship and a Senate seat in this key battleground state. They’d better focus on it soon.
  46. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: What Happens If Americans Stop Trusting the System?Our fractured politics — and growing distrust by many of key institutions — suggest a burgeoning national crisis of political legitimacy.
  47. 2020 elections
    Should Democrats Focus On the Heartland or the Sunbelt in 2020?The midterm results don’t really dictate either approach, but a 2020 candidate might.
  48. 2018 midterms
    Overheated Machines, Deadlines, and Other News From the Latest Florida RecountA statewide machine recount is supposed to end on Thursday, followed by a hand recount that could upset apparent Republican victories.
  49. life after warming
    How Climate Change Has Turned Rainy Season Into Fire Season in CaliforniaThe California wildfires have unleashed unconscionable suffering. Climate change could make them ten times worse.
  50. 2018 midterms
    Florida Recounts Proceed Amid Wild GOP Claims of Election StealingFrom Florida to Washington, Republicans are making some pretty lurid accusations about recounts they were probably going to win anyway.
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