Today on Context Florida: False equivalence, veneers of openness, Common Core and fishing

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Today on Context Florida, Ben Kirby offers his take on the “shutdown debate that wasn’t”, and what he sees as the “societal malpractice of false equivalence” of presenting the parties as two “equally aggrieved sides.”

Then, Rick Outzen shares his disappointment in President Obama’s mere veneer of transparency and openness, detailing the administration’s use of various “threats, intimidation and fear” to stifle watchdog efforts.

Dominic Calabro advocates the expansion of Florida’s recreational fishing industry to diversify the use of water resources and grow and diversify the state’s economy; and Julie Delegal pens the fourth installment in her series on Common Core State Standards, this one on local control of curriculum.

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