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Why Marco Rubio is the Only Republican the Democrats Should Fear

Why Marco Rubio is the Only Republican the Democrats Should Fear

February 15, 2016 at 5:10 pm 0 comments

By: Maria Llanos Out of the remaining Republican candidates, Marco Rubio continues to be a front-runner for President of the United States. So how did a first time senator from Miami, Florida capture the minds of so many voters already? Well, he appears to be one thing his other opponentsRead More

No Worries Suspected Terrorists, We’ll Still Sell You Guns

No Worries Suspected Terrorists, We’ll Still Sell You Guns

December 15, 2015 at 7:44 am 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry If convicted felons, domestic abusers and those with a history of mental health issues aren’t allowed to buy guns, then certainly those on the no-fly list and terror watch list can’t buy them either, right? Wrong. In the years following the assassination of President John F. KennedyRead More

Photo IDs- The Modern Day Poll Tax

Photo IDs- The Modern Day Poll Tax

October 13, 2015 at 3:36 pm 1 comment

By: Ramsey Touchberry On August 6, 1965, President Johnson signed into the law what came to be landmark legislation that forever changed this country. The Voting Rights Act no longer allowed voter disenfranchisement on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, money or literacy. The Jim Crow era laws that plaguedRead More

Young Democrat Murphy eyes open 2016 Senate seat amid uncertain opposition

Young Democrat Murphy eyes open 2016 Senate seat amid uncertain opposition

April 28, 2015 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

On April 13th, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R- FL) announced his candidacy for the upcoming Republican primaries to ultimately vie for the 2016 presidential election. While Sen. Rubio’s decision to enter the race at this point in time has multiple strategic implications (most notably, his decision to announce his candidacyRead More

Marco Rubio: The First Gator President?

Marco Rubio: The First Gator President?

April 10, 2015 at 11:13 am 0 comments

An effort to put a blue and orange executive chair in the White House is coming, as Senator Marco Rubio is expected to announce his run for the presidency on April 13. Rubio, who was born in Miami to Cuban immigrants, graduated from Santa Fe College and the University ofRead More

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Venezuela Sanctions: Florida’s Influence on Foreign Policy

September 5, 2014 at 4:57 pm 0 comments

On February 12, 2014 countrywide protests erupted in Venezuela. The movement called “La Salida” (The Way Out), although largely non-violent, gave rise to a wave of demonstrations and street protests against the current administration that were strongly suppressed by both law enforcement entities and paramilitary armed groups that support theRead More

Congress Calls for Military Action Against ISIS

Congress Calls for Military Action Against ISIS

September 2, 2014 at 7:18 pm 0 comments

Following the executions of two American journalists, Steven Sotloff and James Foley, a growing number of members of Congress are calling on President Obama to launch targeted military action against the militant group the “Islamic State” (formerly known as ISIS). Among Congress’s growing hawkish voice is Florida Senator Bill Nelson,Read More

Florida’s New District Map is Still Unconstitutional

Florida’s New District Map is Still Unconstitutional

August 13, 2014 at 10:30 am 0 comments

  After a three day special session, the Republican controlled legislature in Tallahassee approved a new congressional district map after Judge Terry Lewis ruled Florida’s current congressional map violated the state’s constitution. The constitutional amendment, which was passed by Florida voters in 2010, requires Florida’s congressional districts to be bothRead More