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Bill PrescottNovember 24, 2015

The sensationalized attacks by ISIS terrorist in Paris and the allegations that one or more had entered Europe as  “Syrian refugees”  suddenly awoke shaken (and clueless) Americans to an enormous, ongoing humanitarian disaster that’s changing the world as we know it. The Parisian attacks got Americans nervous again about Islamic terrorism. ISIS effectively took the […]

Melissa RossNovember 24, 2015

As NATO’s chief calls for calm and “de-escalation” after news that Turkey shot down a Russian warplane at the Syrian border, Florida Coastal School of Law took the issue local with a Tuesday panel discussion on the Syrian refugee crisis and the legal issues around refugee resettlement. Also on the agenda, the recent U.S. House bill blocking refugee resettlement […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 24, 2015

The Jacksonville Young Democrats are going to make their presence known at Tuesday’s Jacksonville City Council meeting, addressing a variety of issues, including Mayor Lenny Curry‘s opposition to the Syrian refugee admission process, and the recent spate of threats and intimidation spurred by possible expansion of the Human Rights Ordinance. The JYDs assert that  interested parties […]

Bob SparksNovember 19, 2015

On the morning after the Islamic terrorist massacre in Paris, the Republican Party of Florida’s Sunshine Summit continued with its second, and final, day. Circumstances required the second-day speakers to alter their prepared messages. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum summed up the mood by offering sentiments we all shared. He talked about ISIS wishing to […]

Ryan RayNovember 19, 2015

Florida’s congressional delegation split on the “SAFE Act”‘s Thursday afternoon vote. The measure calls for a halt on accepting any more Syrian refugees until vetting procedures are made more stringent. The vote came after Gov. Rick Scott joined a national push by mostly Republican fellow governors in telling federal authorities they wouldn’t allow refugees displaced from […]


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