Today on Context Florida: Former Gov. Reubin Askew, who limited his 1974 re-election campaign contributions to $300, passed away before he could see the damage the U.S. Supreme Court and Chief Justice John Roberts inflicted on the country last week, writes Martin Dyckman. Whorehouses do not always occupy shabby buildings in seedy neighborhoods. There’s one made of marble right across the street from our nation’s capitol.
Peter Schorsch reports on the newest Nation’s Report Card, published by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, which found the academic improvement of Florida students in 8th-grade math is three times higher than that of students nationwide. These stats mean something, especially in light of a recent study that revealed widespread misconceptions among the quality of Florida’s educational system.
The state of Florida, and Gov. Rick Scott in particular, has done more than any other state to throw up barriers for uninsured citizens getting health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, says Mark Ferrulo. The overwhelming interest Floridians show in the new HealthCare.gov Marketplace demonstrates just how strong demand for quality, affordable insurance options is in this state.
Jeb Bush is the best candidate for Republicans in 2016, and former Sen. John Grant makes a compelling argument why. Jeb is one of the most ethical and hardest-working people to serve in elected office, Grant writes. He stands for Judeo-Christian values, and understands and supports the free enterprise economic system, qualities sorely missing in Washington leadership today.