Today on Context Florida: Jeb Bush & CD 13, payday loans, kid’s music and the definition of naked

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Today on Context Florida: Jeb Bush proved his value in the Florida’s 13th Congressional District special election, says political consultant Jamie Miller. Bush is the 800-pound gorilla in GOP politics in Florida and nationally. He isn’t the sole reason David Jolly won this race, but Jolly doesn’t win without him.

Payday loans, with high interest rates, are a problem for Florida’s poor, writes Commissioner of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation Drew Breakspear. However, those who would prohibit or curtail payday loans do not offer solutions to replace the only source of borrowing for many people.

What’s wrong with kids’ music these days, asks Tom Cavanaugh. Having a 13-year-old son continually bombarded by media, Cavanaugh can’t help but notice how standards have evolved since he was 13.

Key West’s annual October Fantasy Fest is eight months away, which makes it the perfect time for Linda Cunningham to talk about the definition of naked. This year there’s a city commission proposal that boobs must have pasties. No more free bounce, she writes.

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