Day: January 9, 2019

An underwhelming speech by a president without a plan

The measure of a politician’s commitment to a policy isn’t how often he asks for it but how much he’s willing to trade away to get it. By that measure, President Trump has never seemed committed to the border wall. When Republicans controlled Congress, Democrats offered Trump a deal: the wall for legalizing the young […]

Ex-felons can now sign up to vote in Florida

People with felony records will be able to register to vote in Florida for the first time starting Tuesday, thanks to a ballot initiative approved by voters in the 2018 midterm elections. Florida’s Amendment 4 restores voting rights for people in the state convicted of felonies as long as they have completed their sentences. Anyone […]