Religious Representation in South Florida

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From the Sun-Sentinel - AP, Underrepresented in politics, Muslim candidates seek to become a force in South Florida. 

Hot Take: Let's start with the first false editorial advanced as fact in this story. Spurred to action by the anti-Muslim policies and rhetoric of President Donald TrumpAnti-Muslim polices? So, state please. That's false, in fact, the Supreme Court just recently ruled on that issue and yet it's being reported falsely as fact. How is that deemed acceptable? It's quite literally fake news. Now second, to the premise of the story, Muslims are under-represented in Florida, and specifically in South Florida.  

According to the Census Bureau, there were just under 165,000 Muslims in our state in 2010. That was good for the 6th largest Muslim population nationally. At a time when Florida was just about to pass New York for the 3rd largest population with 18.84 million residents. Put it all together and .9% of Florida's population is Muslim. They should be equitably represented as all Floridian's/Americans should be. But, technically not having a Muslim representative isn't underrepresenting. What's interesting, however, is the desire to advance this narrative. When was the last time you can recall the media advancing the call for increased religious representation in politicsI guess it just had to be a religion they wanted to advance. 

Second is What Critics Missed About Trump-Putin Summit Roger Kimball from American Greatness.

Hot Take: Most of President Trump's foreign policy credibility exceeds that of any living person because Donald Trump has achieved more foreign policy success than any President since Reagan. They missed that the US and the world are safer today than prior to Donald Trump becoming President. They missed that dialogue with Putin makes the US safer and the world safer than not having a dialogue with him. They missed the point of the summit.  

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