Can I Teach Faulkner in DeSantis’s Florida? – The Atlantic

In my senior Southern Literature class, I’m about to teach Go Down, Moses, William Faulkner’s great novel about how racism has warped America. I ask my students to think about the stories Faulkner tells: the dispossession of the Chickasaw people, the enslaved woman who drowns herself in despair, and the white family struggling to accept … Read more

DeSantis to Rick Scott: Get your ‘house in order’ – POLITICO

Hello and welcome to Thursday. It’s that time of year— Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has handed over his fifth recommended budget to state legislators since coming into office. And the more than 400-page spending plan hit familiar targets (another round of money for his controversial migrant relocation program) and new ones (a tax break for … Read more

DeSantis budget: After Martha’s Vineyard, more relocation funds requested – Tallahassee Democrat

TALLAHASSEE —  Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to pump more money into his migrant relocation program, which has drawn nationwide attention and controversy, as well as a multitude of legal challenges. In his budget proposal for next year, he is requesting $12 million to relocate undocumented migrants. He got the same amount last year. In September, … Read more

Florida could end unanimous jury requirement for executions – The Associated Press – en Español

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida lawmakers proposed legislation making it easier to send convicts to death row by eliminating a unanimous jury requirement in capital punishment sentencing — a response to anger from victims’ families following a verdict sparing a school shooter from execution. The proposal comes after a divided 9-3 … Read more

Newsom snipes at DeSantis when unveiling new concealed carry law – SFGATE

While unveiling a bill that would modify California’s concealed carry laws on Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom took aim at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for a proposal that would allow individuals in Florida to carry a concealed firearm without a permit.  “It’s remarkable we’re living in this moment in time. It’s also remarkable as a point … Read more


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