Today on Context Florida:
The run for the presidency is a bust for both parties and Marc Yacht says there’s something missing from American politics of late. Flag wavers wave as the candidates appear amid the usual rah-rah atmosphere ginned by political diehard groupies. But as Yacht sees it, the “vote spirit” that’s so much a part of the nation’s political process seems to be dying. Fewer care and it shows in low voter turnout.
Catherine Durkin Robinson offers 11 concrete actions you can take to curb gun violence, including demanding newspapers and news stations stop airing the names of the shooters, their viewpoints, their reasoning, their stories and their pictures. Let’s stop giving these murderers what they crave most: attention.
Northwest Florida has a lot going for it. That was among the bits of wisdom and moments of insight that Shannon Nickinson says was offered throughout the recent Gulf Power Economic Symposium at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin. What they do with all that potential and goodwill created by our area’s natural beauty and a workforce influenced by connections to the military … is up to them.