Beleagured FL Democratic Party Needs Real Leader

      By Jim Bleyer In four days the Florida Democratic Party will choose a new state chairman. The winner from a six-candidate field will have the Sisyphean task of overhauling a two-decades-old failed enterprise which culminated in twin 2018-2020 election disasters. Two candidates have emerged as clear frontrunners: …

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Diaz Means Groundhog Day—or Worse—for FL Dems

  By Jim Bleyer You’ll have to indulge key Republican operatives who are salivating and rubbing their hands in anticipation of a  Florida Democratic Party led by former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz. The FDP is in ashes following its 2020 debacle under the impotent leadership of Terrie Rizzo.  The Palm …

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Florida’s $15 Minimum Wage: Lifeline or Job Killer?

  By E. Eugene Webb PhD, from Bay Post Internet There are probably a lot of people in Florida, who think the battle for the minimum wage increasing to $15 an hour has been resolved by the passage of Amendment 2. The amendment increases the State’s current $8.56 minimum wage …

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U.S. Unemployment Rate Woefully Understated

    By Scott Myers, Contributor The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported in a recent news release that the U.S. unemployment rate was 7.9% (12.6 million) for September, 2020.  The size of US workforce as of 9/2020 was 160.14 million. But there is more to the story if …

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Voter Turnout Initiatives Target Black, Jewish Communities

                By Jim Bleyer High-profile billionaires Tyler Perry and Michael Bloomberg  are bankrolling a final push in Florida to ensure two reliable Democratic constituencies cast their ballots Nov. 3. Their respective efforts are to motivate blacks and Jews to vote in what both …

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DeSantis Picks Vape Shops Over Kids’ Health

  by: E. Eugene Webb PhD, from Bay Post Internet In a  Sept. 8 video message Governor Ron DeSantis called raising the age to 21 to purchase tobacco products in Florida superfluous since it’s already mandated by federal law. The  bill which DeSantis vetoed Senate Bill 810 would have largely …

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An Accurate Census? Don’t Count on It!

  By Jim Bleyer Every ten years the public is reminded, through news reports, commentary, and public service announcements just how important census-inspired statistics are to our economic well being and representative government. Political districts at the federal, state, and local levels are drawn based on population data. Without an …

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