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Today on Context Florida: Capital punishment, Columba Bush and blindly following ‘green’

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Today on Context Florida:

A new voice has emerged in the debate about capital punishment, and, in one respect, Julie Delegal says it echoes a very old one. Marc Hyden is a former field director for the National Rifle Association — sealing forever his street cred as a deep-dyed conservative. His new gig is coordinating a group that rose from the ground up, in CPAC meetings around the country: Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty.

Columba Bush writes about the 27th anniversary of National Hispanic Heritage Month – from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 this year – the month-long recognition of the many contributions Hispanics and Latinos have made to our country. As an American of Hispanic origin, Bush proudly celebrates her heritage and asks everyone to recognize and celebrate the tremendous influence of the Hispanic culture on America.

Michael Bass warns not to just blindly follow all ‘green’ trends — do the research first. Bass is tired of people who portray themselves as somehow better environmentally than others just because they follow the latest trend without thinking it through. He points out glaring inconsistencies about such people and describes some simple steps anyone can take to really reduce his or her impact on the environment.

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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