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Labor Day Weekend, brought to you by these Florida lobbyists and political organizations

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Amid the parades and barbecues the meaning of Labor Day often gets lost on contemporary Americans, particularly in Florida, where unions scarcely carry political or cultural clout outside of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But as we celebrate the holiday, let’s take a moment to honor those who persevered through both dangerous working conditions and violent hostility from robber barons and Pinkerton agents in order to bring us the abolition of child labor, the minimum wage, and the 40-hour work week —…

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Another ‘West Wing’ alum has gone to the Great Campaign HQs in the Sky

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It’s not hard for me to remember Ron Silver’s first day of work on The West Wing. It was a table read of the first episode of the fourth season, and Ron, who died March 15 at 62, had been cast in the role of Bruno Gianelli — campaign director for President Jed Bartlet’s re-election bid. His first line came about five minutes into the script, and as soon as he spoke, the 60 or so people in the room…

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