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Miami

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On December 19, 2015
Elizabeth Kolbert has a good discussion on the end of Miami due to climate change. There’s almost no way around this conclusion, not with Miami’s limestone allowing water to flow underground on top of all the other problems with climate change and the fact that few people are really serious about doing anything about it […]

Florida Courthouse

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On July 17, 2015

Civil War reenactment, Baker County, Florida It’s nice that not only does the Baker County, Florida have a courthouse mural heroically portraying the Ku Klux Klan, but that said mural was painte

So this is happening in Florida: The plans for a Union monument at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park — about 46 miles west of Jacksonville, Fla. — began several years ago. The idea was to commemorate the Union regiments that fought at Olustee (pronounced oh-lusty), and to recognize the African American regiments that made […]

Siting Factories

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On October 17, 2013

Why should a corporation be allowed to move its factories wherever it wants? Take General Electric, who is moving its Ford Edward, New York production to (ironically) Clearwater, Florida. In response

Purge

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On October 7, 2013

Naturally Rick Scott is apologizing not for purging Florida’s voting rolls of black people ineligible voters. He’s apologizing for not purging enough black people ineligible voters.

The End of Miami

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On July 14, 2013

If you haven’t read this Rolling Stone piece on the forthcoming erasure of Miami and all of south Florida from the face of the Earth because of rising sea levels, you should. It’s happenin

Florida Justice

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On July 13, 2013

As always in the Sunshine State, justice was served tonight. For another example: Marissa Alexander had never been arrested before she fired a bullet at a wall one day in 2010 to scare off her husband

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