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Today on Context Florida: Marco Rubio, education bang-for-buck, unlikely alliances, OMG moments and the Salt Shaker Test

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Today on Context Florida: Marco Rubio poses as a national security expert. Perhaps among the Republican contenders, he’s the closest thing they’ve got. In which case, Jac VerSteeg says, God help us all. A Washington Post story over the weekend indicates that Rubio’s interest in national security was just a pose from the beginning. As a rising star in the Florida House, Rubio lobbied hard for a spot on an elite committee to frame the state’s response to 9/11. Then, “He…

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The Journal of the James Madison Institute

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For subscribers of The Journal of the James Madison Institute, a nice present arrived last week; that being the latest edition of the JJMI. In addition to my letter-to-the-editor, which has to be the highlight of the issue, the JJMI focuses on several hot-button issues in Florida education. The James Madison Institute has, since its inception, “been in the forefront of Florida’s school-reform movement,” according to founder (and one of my intellectual mentors) J. Stanley Marshall. Whether or not you…

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