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Blake Dowling: The almighty email

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Ray Tomlinson invented email in 1972. Tomlinson was an ARPANET contractor and picked the @ symbol to reference digital communications between computers. Since then, things have changed — just a wee bit.

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Florida Democratic Party chair Stephen Bittel is a rich a*shole, but…

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Stephen Bittel is a rich a*shole. And I was always of the opinion that was precisely why the battered and marginalized Florida Democratic Party selected him to lead it out of these dark, Trumpian, perpetually-irrelevant-in Tallahassee, times. There was also a vocal minority of the party’s grassroots which disagreed with that notion, preferring a chair who represented the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democratic Party. They lost. Just as Sanders lost in Florida by a nearly 2-1 margin. So both…

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At Florida Dems Leadership Gala, Joe Biden argues progressives can still win working class vote

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HOLLYWOOD — In the immediate aftermath of Hillary Clinton‘s stunning Electoral College loss to Donald Trump for the presidency last November, Democrats took to writing think pieces and conducting heated arguments about how they lost working-class white voters. Questions like: Was it too much of “identity politics”? Were they too elitist? Joe Biden has heard and read about those discussions, and he’s sick of them. “This phony debate going in the Democratic Party, the Hobbesian choice that we’re given — we either become…

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Plant City House Republican Dan Raulerson wants everyone to own a gun

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The attempted assassination Wednesday morning of Louisiana Republican Congressman Steve Scalise in suburban Washington D.C. has shaken the nation. Certainly, lawmakers now realize how vulnerable they are to mentally unstable people with access to firearms who disagree with them politically. At Friday’s Tampa Tiger Bay Club, five members of the Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation were asked their thoughts on what the shooting means for Floridians, and the nation. Plant City Republican House member Dan Raulerson said the answer was simple — everyone, especially lawmakers…

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Bernie Sanders says man ID’d as shooter was on campaign

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Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders says the man authorities identified as opening fire on the Republican congressional baseball practice had apparently volunteered on his presidential campaign. Sanders, of Vermont, says in a statement: “I am sickened by this despicable act.” He says that “violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms.” He paid tribute to Capitol Police for their response to the shooting, and said his “hopes and prayers” are…

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David Jolly still appearing on Bill Maher’s show Friday; says Al Franken should too

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David Jolly fully intends to appear on “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday night, as do previously scheduled guests Ice Cube and Symone Sanders, the former national press secretary for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. This despite the controversy circling around the comedian, who used the N-word during his show last Friday night, prompting widespread condemnation and calls for HBO to oust him from the gig. As it stands now, the only previously scheduled guest on the comic’s weekly program who won’t appear is U.S. Sen. Al Franken; Jolly…

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Marco Rubio, Chris Coons introduce bill to enhance college opportunity for low-income youth

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Sen. Marco Rubio has teamed with his colleague Sen. Chris Coons to introduce re-introduce legislation designed to help low-income and at risk students. The Florida Republican and Delaware Democrat launched the American Dream Accounts Act that would provide increased access to a college education. The two senators joined with Opportunity Nation, a group promoting educational and employment opportunities for youth, to announce the introduction of the legislation. Joining them at the announcement was Opportunity Nation executive director, Monique Rizer. “I…

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