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Republican savior John Ellis “JEB!” Bush to speak at Rollins tonight, is totally running for prez

March 20, 2014
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Republican savior John Ellis “JEB!” Bush to speak at Rollins tonight, is totally running for prez

Everybody grab your school vouchers and weird “choice” signs and pricey family trees, because Jeb Bush is slated to speak, at the behest of the Winter Park Institute, at Rollins tonight! And it all sounds very serious and daunting, because, well LIFE IS HARD RIGHT NOW, or something. Here, look at the promotional handbill!...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: pesticides are dumb, Bill Nelson is smart, Mark Penn should go away

March 20, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: pesticides are dumb, Bill Nelson is smart, Mark Penn should go away

PESTICIDES ARE MAKING YOUR PERFECT BABY LOSE ITS MIND. ALSO, NO EATING MERCURY, KIDS: “Forty-one million IQ points. That’s what Dr. David Bellinger determined Americans have collectively forfeited as a result of exposure to lead, mercury, and organophosphate pesticides. In a 2012 paper published by the National Institutes of Health, Bellinger, a professor of...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: growlers, growers, gripers and gropers

February 12, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: growlers, growers, gripers and gropers

DID THE BIG BEER LOBBY JUST JOIN GROWLR? OH, WAIT, THEY’RE PROBABLY GOING TO FIND A WAY TO CREATE FAKE CRAFT BEER: “After a buzz-kill for beer-growler fans last year, a House committee Tuesday advanced legislation to end Florida’s Prohibition-era ban on larger beer ‘growlers’ and beer tastings. The House Business and Professional Regulation...
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Mystery d(eb)ate: The case against Hillary TV

August 8, 2013
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Mystery d(eb)ate: The case against Hillary TV

I don’t have many fond memories of the 1988 presidential campaign. Other than a great election-night episode of It’s Garry Shandling’s Show (complete with guest star Don Cornelius!), the year of Willie Horton ads and Mike Dukakis in a Tank is something I’d just as soon forget. Oh, but there was one other highlight: That...
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A Secretary is not a toy: Hillary’s reality show

January 25, 2013
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A Secretary is not a toy: Hillary’s reality show

Personally, I’ve never seen so many men so eager to believe a woman was faking it. The “was she or wasn’t she?” second-guessing of Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony speaks volumes about the way in which we’ve come to view all politics as performance. More disturbingly, though, it lays bare the extent to which we...
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U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer speaks at Rollins College

January 10, 2013
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U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer speaks at Rollins College

Verveer, who also served as Clinton’s chief of staff when she was the First Lady, co-founded the Vital Voices Global Partnership, an international nonprofit that invests in helping women leaders in emerging nations become pioneers in economics, politics and social change.
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