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Blake Dowling: A sense of balance in customer service goes far

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Last week, I chatted with legal ace and FloridaPolitics.com contributor Florence Snyder. We discussed what happens when technology and innovation in business stop assisting the process and becomes a nuisance (or worse).

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Today on Context Florida: Jupiter police blotter, Pam Bondi & climate change, corporate child abuse and when the bad voices win

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Today on Context Florida: Donald Trump’s campaign manager is now part of the Jupiter, Florida police blotter, says Bob Sparks. His victim, according to the probable cause affidavit, is a battered and bruised former reporter for the conservative Breitbart News. Corey Lewandowski and Michelle Fields were not household names before this avoidable public spectacle. If the cable news outlets and bloggers have their way, the video capturing the incident will loop over and over again. As all of this plays out,…

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Today on Context Florida: Donald Trump’s delegates, Northwood Centre, health benefits as pay and technology & privacy

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Today on Context Florida: To win the Republican nomination in 2016, a candidate must win 1,237 delegates. After the March 22 primaries, Darryl Paulson points out that Donald Trump has 739 delegates and needs another 498 to win. If no candidate has 1,237 delegates when the convention starts, it is considered to be a contested convention. If no one secures a majority during the first ballot, the convention becomes “brokered.” Statistician Nate Silver estimates that Trump will fall about 29 delegates…

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Today on Context Florida: Sober rhetoric, public records, Florida ports and losing youth

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Today on Context Florida: Chris Timmons calls for sober rhetoric to produce better government. Several weeks ago, business mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged to “kick the hell of ISIS.” During the New Hampshire primaries, Trump called his fellow presidential contender Ted Cruz “a pussy.” You notice a problem here, Timmons asks. There has been a devolving standard of public substance and decorum. In private, we can expect politicians to use salty, often abrasive language. No one ever said President…

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On Jeb Bush and bare loins in art

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FloridaPolitics.com and Context Florida contributor Florence Snyder adds a “funny Jeb” anecdote in light of The New York Times story on Bush’s dry sense of humor. “As his campaign has struggled to rejuvenate a languishing bid, some close to him have suggested the existence of a (very) secret weapon: It is at least possible that Jeb Bush is funny,” Matt Flegenheimer writes. “He is a candidate so dry that flights of wit can become indistinguishable from a sober default setting,” Flegenheimer adds.…

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Today on Context Florida: Representation & gerrymandering, “Spotlight” video textbook and parenting parents

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Today on Context Florida: Martin Dyckman describes why it has taken so long to replace the Legislature’s gerrymandered voting districts with maps that respect the public’s right to fair representation. It was plain to see, three years ago, that the 27 congressional districts and 40 Florida Senate seats were drawn to protect, if not pad, the Republican Party’s outsized majorities in Tallahassee and Washington. Florida should adopt an independent redistricting commission, Dyckman says. At long last, Florence Snyder says there’s an…

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Today on Context Florida: Thanksgiving & refugees, testing the American experiment and distracted driving

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Today on Context Florida: Thanksgiving is America’s holiday season, when we are supposed to give thanks for our blessings, gather around tables laden with festive food, and commemorate a bedraggled boatload of refugees who just showed up one day needing a decent meal and a safe place to crash. Diane Roberts says Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rick Scott take a radically different view. They want to slam the door on everyone, especially Syrians fleeing the horrors of ISIS.…

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