Florida Governor Rick Scott’s decision the other day to go along with the Medicaid expansion next year, after he had previously rejected it vehemently, has been widely interpreted as simply the latest event in a series whereby Republican governors are slowly seeing the handwriting on the wall and capitulating to the hated Obamacare, while also being motivated by one political factor or another; for example, Politico lays it to Scott’s sinking poll numbers.
|By: E. F. Beall Sunday February 24, 2013 8:30 am|
|By: BoxTurtle Monday February 18, 2013 5:45 am|
In the search for life elsewhere in the solar system, scientists are settling on Europa as the most likely location . The next mission to arrive in that area is Juno in 2016, but it’s not really there to study Europa so anything we get is going to be incidental.The European space agency is planning a launch in 2022 for a mission to Europa that would study sites for a landing. NASA scientists also have a probe planned, The Clipper Mission, but funding is uncertain and not in the current budget.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday December 17, 2012 5:00 pm|
Growing old, something we all face. Growing old in the New York of the 1970′s where
“Life wasn’t so beautiful and the winters were cold”
created a diaspora to Florida–over half a million people over 55 moved to Florida from 1975 to 1980, according to the Census Bureau. In Delray Beach an enterprising developer created a seemingly idyllic community of two-story stucco buildings surrounded by tropical plants, with swimming pools, shuffleboard courts, and recreation halls. They named it Kings Point. The down payment was $1,500, slightly more for a second story unit since supposedly the bugs couldn’t get in. (In a stunning oversight, there are no elevators!)
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 12, 2012 10:00 am|
A mandate without a congressional majority is like the magic in Peter Pan. If your opponents don’t believe in it, it doesn’t work.
|By: Michelle Chen Thursday November 8, 2012 6:00 pm|
They called it “The Bullpen.” Farm workers were roped in from the street by recruiters and herded into the enclosed camp, where they worked during the day and slept in dirty, overcrowded bunks rife with bugs. Some, according to the workers’ legal complaint, wrestled with grinding drug addictions and were sated periodically by dealers who would come by to sink them deeper into debt and dependency.
Though reminiscent of any chain gang from the old South, this labor camp was in modern-day Florida, and these human chattel were harvesting vegetables that might have nourished your family.
|By: David Dayen Monday November 5, 2012 8:00 am|
Polls predicting a narrow victory for President Obama in tomorrow’s Presidential election are only “skewed” in the sense that they don’t take into account the persistent attempts at voter suppression in key battleground states controlled by Republicans.
|By: Quasit Sunday November 4, 2012 8:35 am|
Bush v. Gore is ancient history. The results of the 2000 Presidential election in Florida are no longer considered to be an issue by the mainstream press; anyone who brings it up instantly dismissed as a kook, a conspiracy theorist, a somewhat stale joke.
And the inevitable rewriting of history has continued over the years. “Bush won, get over it” is probably the most common response to those who bring up the issue of hanging chads and the recount in Florida. In one critical case, the historical record has actually been erased – and that, in itself, tells us something interesting about the Florida recount.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday November 3, 2012 6:45 am|
Republicans nationwide are pushing laws they claim are intended to “stop voter fraud” which they imply is committed mostly by nonwhites and non-Republicans. But in the rare instances of voter fraud and misrepresentation that I’ve seen, the only people committing it are all Republicans. Here are a few examples.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 31, 2012 8:35 am|
Ohio continues to look like Obama’s firewall.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 11, 2012 8:00 am|
The presidential race has become more competitive in the swing states as a result of the first debate, but the movement in Mitt Romney direction has been modest. According to the latest NBC News/WSJ/Marist polls, the race has only moved a few points in Romney’s direction in Virginia and Ohio, while there has been no change in Florida.