Published Articles by Doris Weatherford

The Coming Revolution

March 26, 2018

The negative opinion of Times’ political expert Adam Smith aside, I think America’s next revolution began last week. Well, really it began with the Women’s March in January of last year, but two recent achievements show its growing strength. One, the legislature passed and the governor signed a bill to make Florida’s Mary McLeod Bethune the first African-American woman honored with a statue in the national capitol; and two, millions of people in an amazing 800 towns in every state braved March cold to protest against guns. Adam doesn’t think that these activists can remember until November, but I do. (more…)

Florida Is Going, Not Coming

March 19, 2018

I began my book for the University Press of Florida, They Dared to Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History, with words above. It continues: (more…)

Think On This a Bit

March 12, 2018

I didn’t know until recently that Jared Kushner’s father spent time in federal prison for a string of white-collar crimes. This was back in 2005-06, when Dubya was president. I’m sure Kushner Senior had a platoon of lawyers, but they could not convince a jury of his innocence. So my question is: If President Hillary Clinton had a son-in-law with such a family history, do you think everyone would have heard? (more…)

So Much to Say -- Briefly:

March 5, 2018

I trust you watch the PBS Newshour; everyone should. You may have noticed that Judy Woodroff increasingly begins the hour by shaking her head and saying, “There’s just so much news to cover.” Most of it is generated by our wacky White House – and not just its chief occupant. Friday night’s Republican spokesman David Broder joins Judy in shaking his head in astonishment at a White House that is like nothing he’s seen during decades in the news profession. His Democratic counterpart, Mark Shields, described it best when he said of the administration’s endless turmoil: “It’s like a civil war in a leper colony.” (more…)

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