Today on Context Florida: Jameis Winston, graduation rates, psychopath politicians and veterans versus the unemployed

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Today on Context Florida, Martin Dyckman begins by posing several questions for the Tallahassee police in the aftermath of the Jameis Winston rape accusations — whether the police took the case seriously and what standard they set for women in the same “he said, she said” situation.

Finishing college is as important as completing passes, Peter Schorsch writes. In the wake of Florida State University’s national championship, Schorsch looks at graduation rates for black college athletes, with FSU coming in last out of all bowl championship teams at 37 percent.

Being a psychopath is probably useful when seeking public office, says Linda Cunningham. People are drawn to politicians’ charismatic personalities, abundant (yet superficial) charm and manipulative behavior – key traits in the conundrum of the clinical definition of psychopathy.

Steve Kurlander finishes with the battle waged by conservatives against the chronically unemployed. Former Rep. Allen West, in a statement decrying cuts in cost of living increases for veterans, exemplifies the misguided strategy of framing the debate as “veterans versus the unemployed.”

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