Author: Daniel Tilson
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Daniel TilsonApril 30, 2015

6min2
So, conservative extremists disabled our Florida Legislature this week. House Speaker Steve Crisafulli rocked the ship of state and shocked many of his GOP colleagues when he abruptly adjourned the 2015 session several days early. This, with a state budget and much important legislative work still undone. This, because of an iron-clad commitment by Gov. […]

Daniel TilsonApril 28, 2015
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6min4
With state representatives like these, who needs enemies? With nearly four days left in the Florida Legislature’s regular session, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli unexpectedly gathered up all his “Stand Firm” post-it notes, lobbyist business cards and ALEC issues briefings, then suddenly called the session quits and sent everybody home. The political class in Tallahassee likes […]

Daniel TilsonApril 26, 2015

6min2
Florida earned its status as America’s favorite political punchline. During the past 15-20 years our electoral systems, public policy formation, lawmaking and regulatory processes all fell under the control of hardcore conservative Republicans. Their dogged pursuit, preservation and expansion of political power has been so successful that the very notion of Florida still being a […]

Daniel TilsonApril 22, 2015

5min2
Gov. Scott finally got busy addressing big issues this week. Not serious, mind you, just busy. Lots of finger-pointing, no problem-solving With President Barack Obama visiting South Florida and using the Everglades as backdrop to observe Earth Day, Scott refused the White House’s invitation to participate. Why risk hearing any inflammatory words or phrases. Climate […]

Daniel TilsonApril 19, 2015

6min0
Sometimes conspiracy theories aren’t crazy. Sometimes they’re right. Rick Scott, poor boy turned multimillionaire, got rich and famous ruthlessly employing an unprecedentedly remorseless profits-over-people strategy for private healthcare delivery in the United States. The rags-to-riches experience does different things to different people. In Scott’s case, he was left so driven to succeed he ended up […]


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