Puerto Ricans Relocating to Florida Bring Possible Electoral Consequences

Hurricane Maria was a monster Category 5 storm that struck the Caribbean in mid-September and pretty much flattened Puerto Rico’s infrastructure, which wasn’t in great shape before the storm. Restoring electricity has been painfully slow, because of the totality of devastation, plus other complications like the difficulty of shipping all necessary materials to an island, […]

Puerto Ricans Flee Hurricane-Ravaged Island to the United States

Who didn’t see this coming? Thousands of Puerto Ricans are escaping their island’s flattened infrastructure to get to a place where things work — because, as American citizens, they can.

Wednesday’s Los Angeles Times front-paged the story, under photos of the catastrophic California wildfires.

Who can blame them for skedaddling en masse when the lights don’t turn […]