Links for 06/21/16

From the "Working Class Perspectives" blog, published by the Kalmanovitz Initiative at Georgetown, Mark Popovich explains why entrepreneurship is hyped as a solution to poverty when the results are much less convincing. One more economic myth to be consigned to the dustbin, but you can bet Republicans pols and free market zealots will continue to spout this nonsense as if it were Gospel. 

National polls mean very little, but polling in swing states matters a lot. A new Quinnipiac poll of Florida voters shows that Clinton has opened an eight point lead and, relatedly, the six in ten Floridians think Trump's comments about the judge in the Trump U case being biased because of his ethnic heritage were racist. As I noted this morning, the large Latino populations of some key swing states make them virtually unwinnable for the Donald. Interestingly, in Pennsylvania and Ohio, where the race remains essentially tied, an equal percentage of voters thought Trump's comments about the judge were racist too, yet that fact has not cost him there as it has in Florida where fifteen percent of the electorate is Latino.

Republican state Sen. Greg Evers, who is running for Congress in Florida, wasn't going to let a little thing like a massacre get in the way of his nifty Independence Day celebration: He is giving away an assault rifle. Politico has the story. You can't make this stuff up.



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