Author: Lew Lorini

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While much of the media is compulsively focused on the train wreck that is the White House (easy to understand),  Congress is busy causing all kinds of mischief that may be more damaging to Americans in the long term than the latest falsehood uttered on Twitter.  A currently popular method of quietly overturning much of […]

Steve and Lew thank everyone who contributed so generously to The Surreal News and the station in general. It is gratifying to know that the station’s mission of supporting peace, justice, and truth resonates with others. This week,  Judge Charles Williams, a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Sarasota County Bar Association,  […]

It is spring fundraising time and The Surreal News is honoring its listeners and contributors with two of the show’s favorite guests covering issues ripped from today’s headlines.  Stephen Spaulding (above)  from Common Cause will be joining Steve and Lew to give us the inside scoop on the Stormy Daniels affair (pun intended) and the […]

Joining Steve and Lew this week will be Democratic candidate for US Rep. Jan Schneider (above) who will first meet David Shapiro in the Democratic primary for the chance to challenge incumbent Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan. This will be the sixth time the Sarasota attorney has run for that seat on a platform including but […]

Last month the Florida Legislature passed a sweeping K-12 Education Bill that could be more accurately labeled “Another Shot at Public Education Bill.” Besides barely raising funding for Public Schools (about 47 cents per student), the bill also included a provision clearly aimed at busting the teacher’s union and a way to funnel yet more […]

Former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder (above) is joining Steve and Lew this week to talk about the addition of a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census.  She will explain what does that question mean to the accuracy of the count and why does it matter that the count is as true as possible. During her […]

Every 20 years the Constitution Revision Committee (CRC) convenes to gather, review and eventually propose amendments to the state constitution. For about a year that group of 37 members who are appointed by the governor, legislative leaders and the chief justice of the state Supreme Court, have been touring the state, holding hearings, and accepting […]

After special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals for meddling in the 2016 election, the White House finally had to acknowledge that meddling did occur and that Russians do exist and were involved. While they issued sanctions this week, the Republican-led Federal Elections Commission (FEC) is saying rules to prevent it from happening again […]

Our Democracy is in danger from both foreign and domestic threats and this week Mel Goodman (above) is joining Steve and Lew to tell us who, how, and why this is happening. Goodman has unique perspective on those threats based on his 24 years of experience as a Soviet analyst at the CIA and state […]

Stephen Spaulding (above) from Common Cause is joining Steve and Lew this week to give us the first-hand account of the lawsuit Common Cause and others have brought against the Trump campaign for paying adult film actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about her relationship with Donald Trump.  Apparently,  donating hush money to a campaign […]

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