Winner of the week
March for Our Lives. One question after Parkland students mobilized last year to push gun control legislation and get out the vote, was whether their movement would last. Whether these students would buck the trend of apathy among young voters and change the course of history. The answer is still unclear, but busloads of March for Our Lives students descended on Tallahassee last week to oppose lawmakers’ plan to arm teachers. Even though lawmakers postponed a vote on the bill, these students kept up their fight.
Loser of the week
Surgeon general nominee. We barely heard the name Scott Rivkees as Gov. Ron DeSantis’ pick for the dual role of surgeon general and secretary of the Florida Department of Health before it was tainted by a “hot tub” quote. The News Service of Florida reported that Rivkees was the subject of a sexual harassment investigation while working for the University of Florida. With the Senate saying it won’t vote on Rivkees’ confirmation this year, he looks like DeSantis’ second botched appointment. Remember Mike Ertel?