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Mitch Perry Report for 9.26.16 – Keeping everything in perspective

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I’m not about to be a spoilsport and say that presidential debates are overrated as the history shows there have been very few since they began being held regularly in 1976 which have significantly moved voters. The first debate in 2000 between Al Gore and George W. Bush definitely changed some things. That’s the one, you might recall, where Gore was okay on substance but horrible on style (with his sighs and eye-rolling).The revelation about Bush’s DUI arrest that Fox News broke five…

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David Brooks on Donald Trump voters, Colin Kaepernick and growing loss of connection in U.S.

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With his twice-weekly forum on The New York Times Op-Ed page, along with weekly gigs on NPR’s All Things Considered and the PBS NewsHour, David Brooks is regarded as one of the pre-eminent political pundits in the country. So when I had the opportunity to speak with him about an hour-and-a-half before his scheduled appearance at the Palladium in St. Petersburg Wednesday evening, I asked him what he thought the greatest challenge facing the U.S. in 2016. He believes it’s our increasing social…

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Today on Context Florida: Smiling Marco Rubio, fracking and Democratic Tea Party

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Today on Context Florida: Marco Rubio must be smiling, says Chris Timmons. The baby-faced U.S. senator and presidential hopeful is having the best two weeks of his life. Not only did he get needlessly razed by the arch-liberal New York Times in two attack pieces, he’s also receiving the cold shoulder by everybody’s who’s somebody in Florida’s Republican establishment. According to CNN, 11 of the 17 Republicans in Florida’s congressional delegation support Bush. Nevertheless, Rubio’s gotta be thinking: It’s 2010 all over again.…

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