OSSOWSKI: Puerto Rican statehood could be GOP’s redemption

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog ST. PETERSBURG — If the Republican Party is looking revitalize public sentiment and renew popular support for its platform and policies, a perfect opportunity can be found on a tiny island in the Atlantic Ocean. Just more than 1,000 miles south of Miami on the “island of enchantment,” the commonwealth of Puerto Rico is clinging to its recent referendum result as a sign the time has come to find its righteous place as the 51st state. Once a spoil of the Spanish-American War in 1898, the island has received scant attention from the U.S. federal government in the past century, save for […]