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Today on Context Florida: Picking our presidents, our half-right campaign, Time’s 100 Most Influential and online buying patterns

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Today on Context Florida: Now that Donald Trump is nearing the number of delegates necessary to assure him the Republican Party nomination and super delegates all but guarantee Hillary Clinton the Democratic nod, the 2016 presidential race is set. Are you excited about the choice? Steven Kurlander bets you are not. “Annoyed” is more like it. It’s a sure bet the next person you ask is not happy either. While many Americans are distressed about the choice, Kurlander says they also…

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Today on Context Florida: Donald Trump’s success, election tsunami, vice presidential picks and Harm Reduction

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Today on Context Florida: As the primary season continues and we near the GOP convention in July, one thing has become certain to Steven Kurlander. Whether the GOP likes it or not, Donald Trump will be the Republican presidential nominee. What’s not certain is whether Trump the GOP nominee, or if elected president, will build on his brilliant exploitation of dissatisfaction to seize a moment in history to rebuild the American political system. It’s quite popular among out-of-touch Republican conservatives to…

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Today on Context Florida: Donald Trump, Planned Parenthood and Angela Corey

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Today on Context Florida: Whether you love him or hate him (and there really is no in-between), Steven Kurlander says one has to admit Donald Trump has established a personal brand and fortune by being extremely brash, creative, and smart: all with a very flippant attitude. Now with Trump’s run for the White House, he is redefining American politics in terms of translating his brash, contentious style into what may be an unbeatable methodology of capturing the hearts and minds of…

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Today on Context Florida: Pope Francis saves the world, Donald Trump and the phony ‘tax-cut tour’

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Today on Context Florida: Pope Francis’s encyclical on saving the world — “our common home” — from what we are doing to it is a powerful appeal to everyone, not just to those who belong to the church he leads. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism — the denomination of Martin Dyckman — praised Francis for having “shone a Catholic spotlight on an issue of importance to people of all faiths and no faith around the world. …” Regrettably, there…

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Today on Context Florida: An open letter to House Republicans, storm water, genetic predisposition for cancer and continual undeclared war

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Today on Context Florida: Daniel Tilson writes an open letter to Republicans in the Florida House: Word is, most of you are about to vote “Nay” and kill the Florida Senate’s healthcare bill that would insure hundreds of thousands of uninsured men and women stuck in the “Florida Coverage Gap.” Those are your fellow conservative Republican legislators who worked their butts off to craft and pass this legislation. They even came back at it three times to make it as conservatively charmed…

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Today on Context Florida: Media fail, Rick Scott & simplicity, Congress pay and thyroid cancer

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Today on Context Florida: Since the media have failed miserably in their once valuable watchdog role of spotlighting new military interventions under President Obama, Henry Kelley says it’s laughable to now watch them fret with deep concern over the Republican responses to crappy hypothetical questions. Simplicity is always in season for some politicians, notes Daniel Tilson. Cherry-picking what information to share with the public is part and parcel of how some of our most powerful elected officials – Gov. Rick Scott,…

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Today on Context Florida: Bush Christian speech, war on poor, Babe Ruth and Avenir 3.0

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Today on Context Florida: Jeb Bush gave a speech last week that Steven Kurlander says should have received more attention that it did in the 24-7 news cycle. Bush incorporated two important tenets in his message that can unite divergent voters to vote Republican in 2016: the preservation of basic religious freedom within the traditional conservative argument against big government. President Lyndon Johnson publicly declared “War on Poverty” in 1964. In 2011, Rick Scott took office as Florida governor and that…

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