Wednesday, April 21

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Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 4.7.21

Alcee Hastings made trails where previously there were no trails. He was a fighter, a visionary, and Florida’s history cannot be written without including his chapter. As a civil rights fighter, he was arrested numerous times at sit-ins and demonstrations. As a lawyer, Hastings battled fiercely for fairness and equality. He was the first Black federal judge in Florida. RIP to Alcee Hastings, a trailblazing South Florida lawmaker who passed away Tuesday at 84. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1995 as a Democrat, and he served there until his death Tuesday following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Hastings was 84 years old. On January 13, 2021, Hastings voted to impeach President Donald Trump in perhaps his last major congressional action. It was the second time Has...
The Politics of South Korea’s ‘China Threat’ – The Diplomat
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The Politics of South Korea’s ‘China Threat’ – The Diplomat

AdvertisementIn an unprecedented turn of events, the consortium behind the production of “Joseon Exorcist,” a highly anticipated Korean historical drama featuring zombies, announced the cancellation of the show after airing its second episode on March 23. The production team had been beset with the accusations that it was “distorting” history by presenting Korean culture through “Chinese” aesthetics. Sponsors of the show quickly pulled out, leading to the complete scrapping of the $28 million series. The hasty cancellation of the series underscores a very strong undercurrent of anti-Chinese sentiments in the country, which could turn South Korea’s China policy into a wedge issue in its hyper-partisan political landscape.The Korea-China DramaThe cancellation of “Joseon Exorcist” does not...
Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 4.6.21
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Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 4.6.21

Alex Kelly, chief of staff to Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, is headed to the Plaza Level to work inside the Governor’s Office, multiple sources tell Florida Politics. Kelly could start as early as this week, probably as a Deputy Chief of Staff, and is expected to take on education policy and some economic development issues as part of his portfolio. Alex Kelly be heading to the Plaza Level? Kelly was one of a handful of names floated for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Chief of Staff last month. The Governor ultimately selected Adrian Lukis, formerly a Deputy Chief of Staff, to take over the position from Shane Strum. Regarded as one of the most capable staffers in state government, Kelly served as vice president for the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a school choice advocacy gr...
Gov. Greg Abbott decries MLB’s dabbling in politics, spurns Texas Rangers’ invite to throw out first pitch
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Gov. Greg Abbott decries MLB’s dabbling in politics, spurns Texas Rangers’ invite to throw out first pitch

Updated at 6:06 p.m.: to add White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki’s comment.AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday sent a letter to the Texas Rangers declining the baseball club’s invitation to throw out the first pitch at the home opener in Arlington and assailing Major League Baseball’s adoption of “false political narratives” about Georgia’s controversial new election law.Abbott also said he will no longer participate in any event held by Major League Baseball, and the state will not seek to host the All-Star game or any other MLB special events.Abbott spokesmen did not immediately respond to a question about whether he’ll withhold state support for just this season or indefinitely. In the next five years, the Rangers hope to land an All-Star game for their new stadium. Also, Dallas has be...
INSIGHTS | Weld County sheriff deploys political identity distraction | Colorado Politics
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INSIGHTS | Weld County sheriff deploys political identity distraction | Colorado Politics

The more interesting part of the dustup between Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams and state Rep. Leslie Herod is not what you see, conservative versus liberal, reckless use of a label and two public officials in a war of words and meanings. It’s what you don’t see.There’s a lot of history and context to unpack.The same evening law enforcement was sorting out a horrific mass shooting, including a slain officer, in the next county over, Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams was facing a testy audience at a meeting of Keep Colorado Free & Open, a group miffed at public health orders around COVID-19. Erik Maulbetsch from the right-watching Colorado Times Recorder b...
Online news organization launches to focus on Idaho politics
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Online news organization launches to focus on Idaho politics

The home page of the Idaho Capital Sun on Sunday, April 4. IDAHO FALLS — An online news organization just launched in the Gem State that promises to make investigative and enterprise journalism more accessible to everyday Idahoans. The Idaho Capital Sun, based out of Boise, was founded by former Idaho Statesman Editor Christina Lords, and three other veteran Idaho journalists: Audrey Dutton, Clark Corbin and Kelcie Moseley-Morris. The agency is one of the newest parts of States Newsroom, a national network of state-focused news agencies operating on grants and donations in 22 states. Lords, who spoke with EastIdahoNews.com this week, said she was drawn to the idea of a nonprofit newsroom because of the ongoing decline of print newspapers. “I could see how the traditional journalism m...
The complexity of mental health app privacy politics
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The complexity of mental health app privacy politics

DETROIT – Sunday’s segment of Tech Time is about the complexity of mental health app privacy politics. You can watch the entire segment in the video player above. Watch more: Tech Time segmentsCopyright 2021 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved. Source link
Bridge-builders gather in Santee to move beyond political polarization
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Bridge-builders gather in Santee to move beyond political polarization

The event in a Santee park Saturday afternoon had all the trappings of a picnic with friends. The sun was out, music played, food was on the table.It was a nice day to talk about hate.Setche Kwamu-Nana, a diversity and equity trainer, invited about 15 people — some liberal, some conservative; some Black, some White — so they could listen to each other and maybe move beyond the political and racial divides that leave people pointing fingers at each other.“If you want to build bridges and help each other cultivate empathy in our highly polarized society, please join us,” she wrote in the invitation. “All opinions are welcome! We only encourage you to come with an open mind and listen and share respectfully.” She knew all the invitees, but she couldn’t be certain what would happen. At a si...
Arkansas PBS Foundation announces new board members
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Arkansas PBS Foundation announces new board members

The Arkansas PBS Foundation has recently announced newly elected board members. They include Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, Toni Lindsey and Ed McClure. The Arkansas PBS Foundation helps fundraise and coordinate volunteers for Arkansas PBS, the statewide public media network. “I am very pleased to welcome these three excellent new members to the Arkansas PBS Foundation Board at this important moment,” Jonathan Rhodes, Arkansas PBS Foundation Board president, said. “During the challenging past year, Arkansas PBS has proven just how essential and valuable the network is to the citizens of Arkansas. “As Arkansas PBS expands its broadcast signal to reach almost every resident in the state, the Foundation is also focused on expanding the geographic diversity and professional skills of our bo...
Op-ed: No strange bedfellows — this tax cut isn;t about politics | News, Sports, Jobs
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Op-ed: No strange bedfellows — this tax cut isn;t about politics | News, Sports, Jobs

We hear the talk about how politics makes for strange bedfellows. Maybe none stranger than the two of us now going all-in to support an income tax cut proposed by our former rival, Governor Jim Justice. But this really isn’t at all about politics. This is about West Virginia’s future. This is about the urgent need to stop the 70-year trend of losing our state’s population. This is about making a bold move that will bring jobs, drive growth and create opportunity in our state. Any economist will tell you that if you remove growth from the equation, you simply cannot have a successful state economy. You can’t provide opportunities for people to expand their businesses. You can’t create new jobs for young people that want to stay in West Virginia, or more i...