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Mitch Perry Report for 5.5.16 – Requiem for a would-be contender

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John Kasich dropped out of the Republican race for president yesterday, conceding that he won’t be the “White Knight” fantasized by #NeverTrump acolytes over the past few months. The Ohio Governor’s departure came less than 24 hours after Ted Cruz “suspended” his campaign, so now we have a full half-a-year to contemplate a Trump–Clinton showdown in November. Although at times it seemed a bit embarrassing, Kasich’s decision to remain in the race despite the fact that he only captured one…

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Juice would be spilled: Imagining 2 Floridas, South and North

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Some South Florida politicians say they’ve been ignored long enough by state leaders in North Florida. Now they want their own state. The South Miami City Commission is urging the creation of a new state of “South Florida.” It’s a symbolic resolution, aimed at showing leaders in Florida’s current capital of Tallahassee that they’re not doing enough to address concerns about rising sea levels at the southern end of the Florida peninsula. “Everybody who lives in Florida knows the northern…

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