Monthly Archives: April 2016


Grayson, Jolly Debate Politely over Senate Seat






It was a mostly civil affair between Congressmen Alan Grayson (D-Osceola and parts of Orange and Polk counties) and David Jolly (R-Pinellas County) during this week’s U.S. Senate campaign debate in Orlando hosted by the Open Debate Coalition and live streamed on the Web. None of the bare knuckles brawl seen […]


Democrats Driven to Distraction in District 9






A decade-old college comedy skit landed congressional District 9 candidate Darren Soto in an embarrassing position last week as his Democrat primary opponent Susannah Randolph seized the information, sending it to her supporters. The story, reported by Gawker and picked up by Politico, refers to a comedy-music skit rap titled “2-Luv” that talks […]


Another Record Migration Year for Puerto Rico






NEW  figures point to another year of record migration from Puerto Rico to the United States in 2015. In the first 10 months of 2015 about 112,500 more people left the island than arrived in Puerto Rico, according to a recent report by Ricardo Cortés Chico in El Nuevo Día, Puerto […]


Packed House for Borinqueneers Ceremony






Puerto Rico’s Borinqueneer veterans received the Congressional Gold Medal in a moving ceremony this week on Capitol Hill, placing the soldiers in the legendary company of the all black Tuskegee Airmen and the Navajo Code Talkers, among others. “Today we are setting the record straight,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan […]


Borinqueneers Set to Get Congressional Gold Medal






Puerto Rico’s Borinqueneers finally will get their due April 13, when Congress will honor the soldiers with the Congressional Gold Medal for their “valor, determination and bravery” during the Korean War in a ceremony on Capitol Hill. The Congressional Gold Medal is Congress’ highest honor. The Borinqueneers, named for the […]