Today on Context Florida: much of the complaints about hypocrisy in politics are themselves hypocritical, writes Darryl Paulson. When conservatives complain about Democrats, or liberals write about Republicans, it is often without the consistency in attitude that many Americans hold.
Cary McMullen says farewell to Pete Seeger, a “walking encyclopedia of folk music.” Seeger’s occasionally ideological music was inseparable from his populist activism, but never without a gentleness and “virtue that has long been left in the dust” in these times.
A closed door can often be reopened, says Gary Stein, especially when it comes to Florida’s attitudes about medical marijuana. Question 2 on the November ballot — the constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana — will open the door to an alternative drug that benefits people in need.
Andrew Skerritt honors his grandmother, who passed away recently at age 92. Peggy Skerritt had a “force of will” that transformed the lives of “feckless boys and girls into educated adolescents and successful adults,” he writes.