Today on Context Florida: Republicans and the rich, Pete Seeger, war on women and the moral high ground

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Today on Context Florida: Martin Dyckman begins with a short history quiz, illustrating a time (over a century ago) when Republicans tried to get a handle on the rich.

Upon hearing of the passing of legendary folk singer Pete Seeger, Daniel Tilson remembers the personal, inspirational memories Seeger inspired.

Catherine Robinson gives evidence that the war on women continues. Conservative leaders take advantage of voters’ lack of education and awareness, she writes.

When the GOP appeals to women by holding Bill Clinton up as the “poster boy for exploitative behavior,” says Steve Kurlander, they are missing the point. In a “brilliant” form of misdirection, President Obama and Democrats exploit Republican failure to capture moral high ground on social issues and thus the loyalty of many women.

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