Tag: Mark Ober

Mitch PerryOctober 25, 2016

Attention political junkies: not every voter pays attention to politics until right before the election, which is why that ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee “dramatizing” David Jolly standing with Donald Trump was so egregious. The ad — one of the most controversial of any produced this season in American politics — was immediately denounced by the Jolly campaign, who […]

Mitch PerryOctober 12, 2016

(UPDATE) There are just 16 counties in the U.S. — or one half of one percent — that imposed five or more death sentences between 2010 and 2015, and, according to a new report, four of them are in Florida — Hillsborough, Pinellas, Miami-Dade, and Duval. The Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project’s report notes these “outlier counties” are plagued by […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 13, 2016

During the 2014 gubernatorial race, selecting Supreme Court justices was a campaign issue between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist. Though Florida’s executive and legislative branches have been fiercely conservative for going on nearly two decades now, the judiciary has not, though that slowly could be changing. On Monday, Justice James E.C. Perry, the fourth black ever […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 12, 2016

Good Monday morning to you all. While the U.S. media will be focused intently on Hillary Clinton‘s health, there’s another issue taking place today that deserves close observation — the tentative truce between the warring factions that’s supposed to happen in Syria tonight at sundown. The truce was announced last last week between Russia and the U.S., and […]

Mitch PerryJune 23, 2016

Forgive us for not being too coherent, having stayed up until the early morning hours today watching the Hillsborough County MPO’s discussion of the TBX project until 2:20 a.m.this morning. You can read our account here. Although the huge news in Florida Politics yesterday morning was Marco Rubio‘s re-entry into a Senate race he said he […]


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