Pinkerton: DeSantis, Whitmer, and the Comeback of States’ Rights

Sunshine and Wolverine
Two news items, appearing on the same day, January 19, show that Florida is moving right, while Michigan is moving left. That divergence between two big states is all the more interesting because the Republican governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, and the Democratic governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, are rising stars within their respective parties. So it’s possible that they will both one day be on a national presidential ticket—perhaps even running against each other.

Yet whatever happens to DeSantis and Whitmer, the issues being raised in their states—one solidly red, the other less solidly …