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Diane Roberts: What Donald Trump means by ’looking presidential’

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According to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton does not appear presidential. As he remarked in an ABC television interview last week: “Well, I just don’t think she has a presidential look, and you need a presidential look.” A presidential look. Hmm. Let’s think this through. Could it be the hands? Everyone knows presidents should have small hands and her hands are on the large side. Could it be the ties? She doesn’t even wear a tie! You know who else doesn’t…

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Diane Roberts: Donald Trump feels presidency is ‘man’s job’

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Hillary Clinton is sick. Important white men-types, such as Rudy Giuliani, Sean Hannity, and Donald Trump, say so. She sits down at some of her campaign appearances — ON A STOOL! Or with a PILLOW BEHIND HER BACK! Clearly, her spine is disintegrating before our very eyes. She has Parkinson’s. A blood clot. A brain tumor. She has no stamina. She’s feeble. She has fits, seizures, rolling her eyes around and laughing. Or she’s possessed by demons. Giuliani: Now, there’s…

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Diane Roberts: Nature at war with Florida — thanks, Rick Scott!

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The streets of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale flood on a distressingly regular basis; the drinking water in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties is getting salty; mosquitoes infect you with Zika; toxic algae in our rivers, lakes and seas will give you a hideous rash, attack your nervous system, and impair your liver. Nature has declared war on Florida. Thanks, Rick Scott. To be fair, our desperate environmental straits are not entirely this governor’s fault. Dumping filthy runoff into our…

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Today on Context Florida: Florida House rankings, hostile to science, Big Education, Tax Credit Scholarships and all things crafty

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Today on Context Florida: Steve Schale offers his state House rankings for May. As you will see, of the 10 races he profiles, there is only one in the Democratic column. One other caveat, however. These rankings are how Schale sees these races today, and much can (and will) change. He is pretty sure if we checked with a group of Republican and Democratic strategists, you’d find consensus that the map will be fought on the Republican Party side this year.…

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Today on Context Florida: Marks of progress, genitals, Mary McLeod Bethune and reforming education reform

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Today on Context Florida: Marks of progress, such as Gov. Rick Scott recently signing a bill removing John U. Lloyd’s name from the beach park and renaming it in honor of Von D. Mizell and Eula Johnson, gives Jac VerSteeg reason to hope in these days of regressionists like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, (aka Lucifer in the Flesh). Conservatives used to be all about lower taxes and smaller government. These days, says Diane Roberts, they’re all about genitals: what you…

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Diane Roberts: Moving Andrew Jackson to the back of the bill was a no-brainer

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That Barack Obama. He’s at it again, dividing the country, fostering racial strife. What is it this time, you ask? Why, only the most sacred of things, our best beloved, our central obsession — money. The double sawbuck, to be precise, the one currently sporting Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States. Obama’s Treasury Secretary is sending him to the back of the $20 bill, while ex-slave Harriet Tubman gets to go on the front. Planet Fox (that lightless…

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Today on Context Florida: Florida’s Democratic bench, Andrew Jackson, felon voting rights and back in the day

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Today on Context Florida: Ben Pollara breaks down the deep bench of Florida Democrats for 2018, starting with Gwen Graham’s recent semi-surprise, twofer announcement has the Florida chattering classes (temporarily) taking their attention away from 2016 and toward a post-Rick Scott state Capitol. Diane Roberts says that moving Andrew Jackson to the back of the $20 bill was a “no-brainer.” But Planet Fox (that lightless but loud satellite orbiting the vast Murdoch Spatial Anomaly) is puffing and squawking, Roberts adds. Greta…

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