by John Howe [LETTER TO THE EDITORS OF THE KEY WEST CITIZEN AND THE FREE PRESS – OCTOBER 1, 2020] A friend in Key West recently told me that she still can’t decide who to vote for in the upcoming presidential election. I suggested that she vote for whoever she thought would do the best […]
by Roger C. Kostmayer Under Senator Mitch McConnell’s leadership, Senate Republicans used and abused Senate rules and procedures (like the filibuster) to obstruct the Obama administration’s efforts to fulfill the mandate the People gave them. Republicans deliberately filled the courts with right-wing radical judges, often with lifetime appointments. Republican presidential candidates lost the popular vote […]
by Phil Dodderidge, Vice-Chair Florida Keys Democrats Six statewide ballot measures were certified for the ballot in Florida in 2020. HIGHLIGHTS Four citizen initiatives are on the ballot. Amendment 1 would state that only citizens can vote in Florida; Amendment 2 would raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2026; Amendment 3 would establish top-two open […]
Recently, a local businessman and attorney who is not involved in partisan politics or opinion letters sent a letter to the Key West Mayor and Commissioners. Following is an edited version: Limiting or eliminating mandatory mask requirements would be counterproductive, dangerous, and would delay economic recovery. It is undisputed that Covid 19 spreads by someone […]
by John Howe I’m sure most Americans, especially the friends and families of the more than 200,000 Americans (and counting) who have died from COVID-19, don’t like hearing President Trump say, over and over, that he has the virus “under control.” For more than a month after scientists told him about it, Trump wasted precious […]
Fake News: “False news stories, often of a sensational nature, created to be widely shared online for the purpose of generating ad revenue via web traffic or discrediting a public figure, political movement, company, etc.” –Time Magazine Tips to spot Fake News There has been an explosion of misinformation and conspiracy theories on the web, […]
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