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Today on Context Florida: Thanksgiving edition

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Today on Context Florida: For Thanksgiving, Chris Timmons reminds us, as Americans, to remember the gratitude for what we have: We still are the richest country in the world; we still do enormous good in global hotspots with our military presence; we still are the most generous country in the world. We can still revive an ideal of this country as free, fair-minded, tolerant, productive, gainful to all and generous. We can never attain it, Timmons says, if we forget the…

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Politicians blaming ‘those meddling bloggers’ for their problems

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At first I thought Senator Evan Bayh was just a pussy. I mean, how else do you describe a guy who, despite having won five statewide races and having $13 million in the bank, decided he no longer wishes to serve in the US Senate partly because members no longer socialize with each other: When I was a boy, members of Congress from both parties, along with their families, would routinely visit our home for dinner or the holidays. This…

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Politicians blaming ‘those meddling bloggers’ for their problems

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At first I thought Senator Evan Bayh was just a pussy. I mean, how else do you describe a guy who, despite having won five statewide races and having $13 million in the bank, decided he no longer wishes to serve in the U.S. Senate partly because members no longer socialize with each other: When I was a boy, members of Congress from both parties, along with their families, would routinely visit our home for dinner or the holidays. This…

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Kirby Dick on Charlie Crist — More sources on his being gay than are in Outrage

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Director Kirby Dick made This Film is Not Yet Rated, so he’s not shy about stirring things up politically. That film riled the movie ratings board (its subject) like you wouldn’t believe. He’s not one to fret if his movie lands in the middle of a stink, as his Outrage may well be, detailing many a gay and (usually) conservative politician, political operator and campaign chief who fights against gay rights but is all about gay sex himself. Florida Governor…

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Jack Abramoff’s impact felt in Florida

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There have been those in some quarters who have attempted to dismiss the Jack Abramoff scandal as an inside the Beltway issue that doesn’t matter to “average” Americans. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In my experience, it’s true that voters really don’t care about campaign finance scandals or issues like that, despite how much emphasis the media puts on these matters. Any campaign I worked on that involved some component of political financial scandal by either of the…

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