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As Bill Nelson Lags, The New York Times Turns into His PR Firm

August 8, 2018 - 6:00am
Bill Nelson

There are certain signs that indicate a politician’s campaign is mired. Sometimes they change messaging, other times a media blitz occurs -- or maybe they become particularly vocal and ever-present with a breaking news item. These are signs a candidate has recognized a need to become more visible to the voters.

Anti-Gun Protests Focus on NRA when More Evidence Shows Local Problems

August 7, 2018 - 12:30am
Saturday's National March on the NRA in Fairfax, Va.

In the months following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the citizens of Broward County have been subjected to ever-growing evidence community leaders have been culpable -- or at a minimum, neglectful in their duties. Now we learn of more problems, even as the focus of activists continues to be elsewhere.

Numbers Tell the Story: Students' Anti-Gun Movement Has Mostly Backfired

July 25, 2018 - 10:00am
March for Our Lives, Washington, March 24, 2018

In the wake of the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, we have been treated to a near-constant barrage of media coverage about the anti-gun movement. But has all that airtime been effective? Has it dissuaded Americans from gun ownership, resulted in changed laws and changed hearts and minds?

David Hogg’s Hyped Book Hit the Market with a Thud

July 20, 2018 - 2:15pm
Authors David and Lauren Hogg

It was just over one month ago when we were treated to a new rash of David Hogg sightings. The media outlets flung their doors open and ushered the teen activist to their now-familiar news sets in order to discuss the release of his new book, written with his 14-year-old sister Lauren -- "#Never Again: A New Generation Draws a Line."

Democrats Announce New Slogan for Midterms - Or, Are They Promoting a Law Firm?

July 19, 2018 - 2:30pm

The November midterm elections have been a particular focus for Democrats -- probably since early November 2016. The era of #Resist has been a constant drumbeat from the left on how they will retake control of D.C. from the clutches of the tyrannical Donald Trump. 

So Much for the 'Immigrant Children Crisis,' a Bill Nelson Issue that Isn't

June 25, 2018 - 8:30am
The media circus in Homestead

The immigration issue has reached an acetylene-level of hot-takes the past couple of weeks (especially heating up after the FBI IG report exposing administrative misbehavior). 

Flip-Flop Alert: Story of the Judicial Nominee Bill Nelson Un-Recommended

June 19, 2018 - 6:00am
Bill Nelson

It's well known political issues can cause candidates to change position in an election year. In a stark advancement of that premise, Bill Nelson just proved he's in such a nervous position with his reelection campaign, he had to change his position on a judicial nominee he recommended for a U.S. District Court post in Florida. 

Alan Grayson, the Sequel: Candidate Quotes Celebrity Endorsements from Past Campaigns

June 14, 2018 - 10:15am

One of the hallmarks of Democratic politicians is their deep affection for Hollywood. Receiving an endorsement from a luminary for your campaign carries immense value. What is not known, however, is how long that validation lasts. 

Douglas High School Officials Were Warned about Security Problems Prior to Shooting

June 12, 2018 - 9:30am

To go along with the ever-growing list of advance problems, policies, and inaction that contributed to the shooting deaths of 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a report has surfaced that shows the school had been advised about security problems by a former member of the Secret Service who inspected the school just months ahead of the shooting on February 14.

David Hogg’s Assault on Publix Not Exactly the Victory He Expected

May 29, 2018 - 6:00am
David Hogg's Publix Die-In

The local media have been in a delirious cycle of reporting regarding the teenage Parkland activist, David Hogg, and his latest target of activism -- Publix Supermarkets. Hogg’s overblown outrage at the Lakeland-based company was due to a very weak connection to his gun activism -- the company made donations to Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam, an avowed supporter of the Second Amendment and the NRA -- and Hogg went into full-throated outrage anyway.


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