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Today on Context Florida: Gwen Graham, terminal democracy, free speech and MLB playing fair

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Today on Context Florida: Peter Schorsch suggests the reason why Gwen Graham might be biding her time before endorsing fellow Democrat Patrick Murphy, who is seeking Marco Rubio’s U.S. Senate seat. Rumor has it that Graham awaiting at least one more court ruling on reapportionment because there might be a chance the courts could throw out the congressional maps and create an east-west seat. This district would essentially squeeze Graham out of her little slice of North Florida Way paradise. Then,…

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Today on Context Florida: GOP flips the bird, Baltimore, Earth Day and tainted FBI testimony

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Today on Context Florida: With nearly four days left in the Florida Legislature’s regular session, Speaker Steve Crisafulli and House Republicans essentially flipped us the bird and flew home, says Daniel Tilson. The political class in Tallahassee likes to call such adjournment of each year’s session by its traditional Latin name, Sine Die. But given the shocking way it went down, no such lofty labels are in order. Steven Kurlander says the lessons of Baltimore are that Americans need to wake…

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Today on Context Florida: Pet parenting, faculty tenure and 10 commandments of climate change

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Today on Context Florida: It is stupid to equate parenting with pet ownership, says Steven Kurlander, and misguided in terms of how we in American society think about animals and our relationship with them. Pets, and animals too, are not humans, and should not be considered or treated as such. Few hot-button topics are hotter among university faculty than whether tenure is essential to academic freedom and quality teaching, says former University of North Florida educator Dan Dundon. Tenure reform sometimes…

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