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Today in Context Florida: Rick Scott’s xenophobia, Wild West family and No Party Affiliation voters

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Today on Context Florida: The governor of Florida has permanently foreclosed the possibility that people will ever take him as anything other than a fool, says Chris Timmons. Gov. Rick Scott says it would be dangerous for Florida to accept 425 (though that is, in fact, unknown but Scott clings to it) Syrian refugees because of the recent attacks in Paris by jihadists (though these jihadists are European nationals). Scott’s kind of xenophobia is not unusual, Timmons adds. Thanksgiving is a…

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Even the Super Bowl has gone partisan

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In a time of increasing political polarization, even the Super Bowl is dividing Americans along party lines. A new Public Policy Polling national survey finds that 32% of voters in the country are rooting for the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, compared to 22% who prefer the Indianapolis Colts. Democrats strongly prefer the Saints, by a 36-21 margin. But Republicans are narrowly going for the Colts, 26-25. Independents lean toward the Saints as well, 33-20. Perhaps the most interesting thing…

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