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This week at progressive state blogs: Part-time PA cops amount to 'militia,' Rick Scott barometer

Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice that we just don't get from the traditional media. Show More Summary

Scott's answer on whether Deckard is a replicant or not in Blade Runner

The man behind it all, Ridley Scott, has finally spilled the goods on the question BLADE RUNNER fans have long argued: Is Harrison Ford’s replicant-hunting Rick Deckard a replicant himself? Okay, I’m only going to tell you guys this once so listen up. Show More Summary

Stuck Between Rick Scott and a Hard Place: Young and Uninsured Floridians Feel the Squeeze

In the middle of the night, Genesis Rodriguez struggles to breathe. The 20-year-old's life-long battle with asthma often wakes her from sleep. As a Miami resident without health insurance, she faces alarming health and financial risks. Show More Summary

Michigan Approves, Florida Rejects Welfare Drug Testing

3 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The Republican-controlled house in Michigan passed drug testing for welfare recipients, while a Florida judge smacked down Gov. Rick Scott. Again.

Scott Panetti is insane: will Gov Perry dare spare him?

Alt Text: Charles Laurence Rick Perry would risk looking a wimp just when he needs Republicans to back him for the White House Column Charles Laurence Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:53am New York - This Wednesday, Texas plans to carry...Show More Summary

Diverse coalition against execution of mentally ill convict in Texas

Death penalty opponents, conservative Republican judges, mental health organizations, and Ron Paul have all asked Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole to grant clemency for Scott Panetti, a mentally ill convict scheduled to die Wednesday. Show More Summary

The Walking Dead Showrunner Scott Gimple on This Week’s Loss and the One Grisly Death That Got Cut

Spoilers for this week's mid-season finale of The Walking Dead follow.Last night’s crushing mid-season finale of The Walking Dead saw the welcome demise of Dawn, the tragic demise of Beth, and left Rick and Company in a state of hopelessness. In the wake of all that misery, we spoke with showrunner... More »

"Blade Runner" Sequel Begins Shooting in 2015, But Ridley Scott Won't Direct

Ridley Scott reveals that Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard enters in the third act of the follow-up to 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner."

Sister of Mentally Ill Texas Man Sentenced to Die in December Pleads to Rick Perry to Spare His Life

The sister of Scott Panetti, a paranoid schizophrenic set to be executed by the state of Texas on Dec. 3 for the murder of two people, has pleaded with Gov. Rick Perry to commute his sentence to life in prison. Victoria Panetti has said...Show More Summary

Florida Medicaid expansion unlikely in 2015

Gov. Rick Scott The uninsured working poor of Florida are now officially abandoned by their Republican leaders. One Republican, state Sen. Joe Negron, had championed some form of Medicaid expansion for the state, and even got Gov. Rick Scott to halfheartedly endorse the idea. Show More Summary

These terrible governors won reelection and will keep on wreaking environmental havoc

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Florida’s Rick Scott, and Maine’s Paul LePage were all vulnerable -- and they all triumphed anyway.

The Billable Hours Of Rick Perry's Legal Battles And The Positioning of Scott Walker For 2016

OK, all governors of Texas and putative presidential candidates who think they can easily escape prosecution through the clever exploitation of a convenient loophole, please take one step forward. Not so fast there, Goodhair. This court concludes tha...

Texas Executing Severely Mentally Ill Man Would 'Cross Moral Line', Warn 50 Evangelical Leaders

Over 50 Evangelical leaders have signed a joint letter warning Texas Governor Rick Perry that the planned execution of severely mentally ill man Scott Panetti, who has been convicted of murder, and has said he believes he is battling Satan, would "cross a moral line."

Medical Marijuana Got More Florida Votes Than Rick Scott

That’s because medical marijuana is more popular, duh! Although Florida didn’t quite rouse enough young voters to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, support for the measure was much greater than Republican opposition hoped. In fact, total votes for medical marijuana outnumbered the total votes cast for Republican Gov. Rick Scott by  a half-million votes. So [...]

In Florida, Medicinal Marijuana Got More Votes Than Rick Scott

Although Florida didn't quite rouse enough young voters to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, support for the measure was much greater than Republican opposition hoped. In fact, total votes for medical marijuana outnumbered the total votes cast for Republican Gov. Rick Scott by a half-million votes. So why did the measure still fail to pass? According…

How to break the hold of the two-party system

Republican Rick Scott won the Florida midterm election for governor, but 51.8% of voters did not want him. Democrat Gina Raimondo was elected governor of Rhode Island, despite 59.2% of voters choosing someone else. What is up with the math of the midterms?

Biggest Midterm Winner Wasn't on the Ballot: Chris Christie

  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, foreground, campaigns for Florida Governor Rick Scott, left rear, during a stop at the Jacaranda Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Plantation, Florida. O n Tuesday, Republicans won big in races for offices at all levels of government. Show More Summary

View from ‘The Duh': Why The Sunshine State Is So Flor-I-Duh

Of all the election results this week perhaps none is more stupefying than Rick Scott being reelected as Governor in Florida. His criminal behavior before taking office and anti Florida policies while at the Capital should have been enough to disqualify him for consideration for a second term. But voters in “Flor-i-duh” did just that. [...]

FLORIDA: Log Cabins Republicans Of Miami Applaud Reelection Of Rick Scott

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"For this particular election cycle, Governor Rick Scott was clearly the better choice for Florida as a whole. What is important to us is ensuring that the LGBT community as well as everyone in general, has the opportunity to find jobs,...Show More Summary

Here's how bad it is: Check out this little race in Arizona

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Chances are many of you haven't heard about this race, since most of the attention over the last 12 hours has been rightfully focused on congressional and gubernatorial clusterfucks, from Mitch McConnell to Rick Scott, with way too many others in between. Show More Summary

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