It is time to separate the wheat from the chaff. As the current field is far too large, Democratic activists and voters need to eliminate all non-hackers who do not pack the gear to make it through the long hard slog to become the next President of the United States. The first candidate who should […]
Episode 6 of The Florida History Podcast focuses on the era of The Pork Chop Gang, a group of rural legislators who controlled the politics of the state tightly until the 1950’s and whose power was not completely broken until the Constitution of 1968. We examine Charley Johns, Senate President, Acting Governor and one of […]
Most current politico’s probably don’t know as much about James Eastland as I do. As someone who has extensively studied the legislative fights over Civil Rights during over two decades of interest in the subject, this week’s revelations were horrifying for someone like me who previously asked progressives to be open to Biden’s candidacy. Horrifying […]
Whether it was the backing of death squads in Central America, preemptive war designed to further US economic interests in Iraq, unmanned illegal drone strikes in Pakistan , oddly timed coups, repeated election interference abroad, or dozens of other imperialist actions that have spread discord globally, the United States throughout my lifetime has been the […]
In episode three of The Florida History Podcast we give a quick overview of the state of Florida in America’s bloodiest ever conflict. We discuss Florida’s secession decision, the Union blockade, the importance of Key West and coastal Florida, the importance of the state for blockade running as well as supplies to the Confederacy. Tallahassee […]
At this website we’ve railed time and again against what we see as the shallow game of identity politics. It’s a game that allows those advocating it to avoid meaningful discussion of issues related to policy and governance. It’s a game that pits race against race, ethnicity against ethnicity and religion against religion. However, it […]
Florida’s Democratic Party elite are exceptionally good at winning primaries and controlling the internal narrative yet exceptionally bad at winning general elections and understanding the electorate . When you predict the first election accurately over the “experts”,you pat yourself on the back knowing that you were able to accurately predict the election and beat those […]
In the latest edition of The Florida History Podcast presented by The Florida Squeeze, we discuss the development of Walt Disney World and its impact on Central Florida. We discuss the political battle to bring Walt Disney’s dream to our state. Listen to this episode at Anchor , Spotify Google and several other locations.
Listen to the latest edition of The Florida History Podcast discussing Florida’s role as a Presidential swing state in both General Elections and primaries since 1876. The Florida History Podcast is available on Anchor, Spotify , Google Podcasts, Breaker, <a href="http://Pocketcasts, and Radio Public.
This column reflects the personal opinion of Kartik Krishnaiyer and not of other TFS writers or contributors. One of the wonderful things about no longer relying on politicians or political campaigns to make a living is you can take a step back and see things more clearly. Rather than be emotionally invested in a candidate, […]
In episode two we take a brief look at the historic divisions between south Florida and north Florida. The cracker identity v the “Cincinnati effect.” We discuss the cultural identity of both regions and the inevitable clash both politically and socially that would come in time. The conflict between different regions of our diverse state […]