Today on Context Florida:
Supporters and detractors of U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson agree: He’s a lightning rod. The Republican Party of Florida loves this about him because it provides fresh material for attack ads. The Democratic establishment hates it because it screws up the possibility of having a clean, organized, efficient, and mostly boring primary. But politics is supposed to be about passion says Chris Timmons. It is supposed to be fun.
The Florida Supreme Court has the final say in all things concerning the Florida Constitution. When it comes to redistricting, says Bob Sparks, they have assumed the lead role in the process. No one, other than a fellow justice, has the clout to tell them they might be exceeding their authority. The redistricting process resumes on August 10.
Catherine Durkin Robinson asks: Did you go out and buy a copy of “Go Set a Watchman”? Naturally, it is the literary sensation of the summer. But despite critics’ warnings, if you’re a fan and insist on reading it, please don’t let “Go Set a Watchman” destroy “To Kill a Mockingbird” for you. Harper Lee’s new book simply makes her old classic, with its youthful optimism and sincerity, that much better.