The four columns posted Monday on Context Florida present a healthy and opinionated dialogue on politics in the Sunshine State.
Three of the pieces involve Rick Scott: one, by Daniel Tilson, highlights the governor’s “latest Obamacare subterfuge” (i.e. his decision to block the health plan ‘navigators’); a second, by Gary Stein, questions Scott’s leadership in his failure to ram a Medicaid expansion through the Legislature as Arizona’s Jan Brewer had done; and finally, a column by Jamie Miller, finds parallels between Scott’s and Jeb Bush’s first terms, and predicts that Scott will likewise be re-elected after a tough first term.
Monday also marked the start of a six-part series about black voting in Florida. This piece, by USF Professor of Emeritus of Government Darryl Paulson, describes the history of black voter discrimination in the Sunshine state from the Civil War to Reconstruction.
Visit Context Florida to dig in.