Today on Context Florida, Peter Schorsch begins by giving “good odds” for Florida to provide in-state tuition for undocumented students. Supporting the action this time is Republican House Speaker Will Weatherford, whose reputation is as unassailable as Richard Nixon’s was during his 1972 China visit.
People are worried that powerful corporations, such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), have undue influence on legislatures across the country, writes executive director of Progress Florida Mark Ferrulo. He notes that ALEC, which has been increasingly in the spotlight, has many lawmakers marching in step in putting the interests of AT&T, ExxonMobil and Pfizer ahead of Floridians.
Julie Delegal talks about an increasing sense of anger and aggressiveness in society, combined with an attachment to guns, which further proves that Americans cannot responsibly handle firearms. Taking away guns may not be “fair,” but there are 26 mothers of murdered children in Connecticut who do not care about fair.
With the recent furor and hyperbole, the race for the White House in 2016 is “unofficially on,” says Bob Sparks. In light of the Benghazi and George Washington Bridge scandals, both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have increasingly become targets by opposing parties.