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Today on Context Florida: ‘good’ report bad news, Confederate Christmas and needle-exchange

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Today on Context Florida: When is a “good” job growth report bad news, asks Dan Tilson. When it’s about Florida, and serves both to burnish Gov. Rick Scott’s ginned-up “job creator” status, and further the creation of a new socioeconomic order in the state. The ADP Research Institute June report places Florida second nationally with almost 32,000 new private-sector jobs created. On the face of it, that seems like good news. But strip away the face value of such statistics, and…

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Today on Context Florida: Right-wing losses, Dog Days of Summer and vaccinations

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Today on Context Florida: Martin Dyckman says it is amusing, in a wry sort of way, to witness the tantrums and hear the gnashing of teeth in right-wing circles over the several big cases they have just lost at the U.S. Supreme Court. Spare them no sympathy. You might think that losing has become more than they can bear. For Major League Baseball fans like Dan Tilson, “Dog Days of Summer” describes the sultry stretch of the six-month regular season when…

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Full list of 2010 Florida Netroots Award Winners

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As always Joy Reid steps in to fill a new media gap, this time posting the full list of award winners from this year’s Netroos Awards. Of course, Joy puts herself last on this list, so let me write it up here about how Reid won the award for Best National Blog, meaning if you are not reading her stuff, you are seriously missing out. On another note, thank you to Bella Brava and St. Pete Brasserie, the two dining…

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