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DeSantis Pushes Falsehoods, Announces “Stop Woke Act” to Stop Schools From Teaching Critical Race Theory

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican today announced the “Stop Woke Act,” legislation intended to stop schools from teaching critical race theory, a body of legal and academic scholarship that aims to examine how racism and disparate racial outcomes have shaped public policy via often implicit social and institutional dynamics. “Today, we are taking a…


Trouble for DeSantis As University of Florida Initiates Investigation into Claims from Researchers Who Were Pressured to Destroy Covid-19 Data

The University of Florida has initiated an investigation into researchers’ claims that they felt pressured to destroy COVID-19 data after a report said they were told “not to criticize the Governor of Florida [Republican Ron DeSantis] or UF policies related to COVID-19 in media interactions.” A report by the Faculty Senate committee determined that staff felt “external…


Judge Blocks DeSantis’s Anti-Protest Bill, Compares It to Jim Crow-Era Legislation

Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker in Tallahassee blocked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s anti-protest bill, saying that the backlash from officials to people celebrating Juneteenth and engaging in peaceful protest mirrors the racist backlash to protests against Jim Crow laws during the 1960s. The Florida law was enacted in April and received harsh criticism for…

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Fauci Slams DeSantis for Being “Completely Incorrect” About Vaccines

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, slammed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for being “completely wrong” about Covid-19 vaccines. Fauci’s comments came after DeSantis insisted that whether or not a person gets a Covid-19 vaccine comes down to “personal choice.” “It’s about your health and whether you want…


The Game Has Changed: Watch Florida Pollster Explain Why DeSantis’ COVID Failure Could Open the Door For Dems in the State

For decades, Florida was the ultimate swing state. It regularly alternated from Red to Blue. And the presidential candidate who won Florida typically won the presidency. The state, though, has become increasingly red. Democrats still managed to win the White House in 2020 losing Florida because Joe Biden won big in the mid-West. That doesn’t…


DeSantis Walks Back Threat to Slash Salaries of School Officials Who Impose Mask Mandates

The office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has confirmed that the governor has walked back his threat to slash the salaries of school officials who impose mask mandates in defiance of his executive order. His spokesperson said “activist, anti-science school board members” should dock their own salaries if the state imposes financial sanctions on…


Broward County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Says She Will Continue to Defy DeSantis on Masks

Speaking to CNN, Broward County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Vickie Cartwright said that her school board will defy Governor Ron DeSantis, who threatened to withhold school officials’ salaries if they defy an executive order forbidding schools from implementing mask mandates to curb the spread of Covid-19. “My core value is students first. No amount of personal financial loss…

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