In a recent interview Peter Navarro observed that President Trump was the was the “greatest jobs President in history.”  Navarro is a top economic and trade assistant to President Trump.  According the data from the Federal Reserve, the current unemployment rate at 11%, is higher than any time since World War II.  This is true […]

As regular readers of this site know, I’ve diverted from our normal political and historical content of late to focus most of my time on #COVID19. For many of us, our perspectives have changed during this pandemic. The absence of American global leadership, and the unwillingness of many of our elected and appointed leaders to […]

For anyone not predisposed to believe Governor DeSantis & President Trump’s spin on Coronavirus, it has been obvious since the first week of June that Florida was entering very dangerous territory. However, unfortunately we have learned in the past few weeks, too many Americans live in an alternate reality, be it out of blissful ignorance […]

As I have previously stated, in my twenty five or so years of activism and involvement in politics, I have never been as angry or frustrated by anything as I have been by the reaction of those supporting President Trump (who once again I refuse to call conservatives, because Trump’s policies and rhetoric have little […]

I must admit that I am feeling both victimized and vindicated, a difficult combination to personally process. This isn’t about me, but please indulge this writer for a moment. Three weeks ago, as I was regularly sounding the alarm about increased positive tests and rates in Florida, I was told by many people that I […]

Could history serve as a guide in the 2020 election? With headlines about racial violence, protests and riots, 2020 seems reminiscent of 1968. Racial strife and division of 1967 and 1968 set the stage for the law and order candidacy of Richard Milhous Nixon. President Trump, who recently reaffirmed his claim to being a “law […]

We’ve reached a new peak in COVID-19 cases this week in the state. In fact, each day brings more surprises and when dig deeper into the data reports, the pandemic is getting incrementally worse as time goes by. As I wrote about earlier in the week, those vigilant about public health, face incredible social stigma’s […]

Intimidation, thuggery and cognitive dissonance are making it difficult for Floridians to wear masks in public.

Florida’s seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is at its highest point since mid-April. Yet Florida has just gone to “Phase 2” reopening in 64 of 67 counties including especially hard hit ones like Collier, Lee, Orange and Hillsborough. Enough pulling punches on this website expressing misunderstandings or differing political philosophies in the continued rise […]

By Dr. Rachel Pienta Florida is a large state in population and in square miles.  In the time it takes to drive from the southernmost tip of Monroe County in the Keys to the Alabama state line in Escambia, a driver could depart from Jacksonville in Duval County and arrive in Washington, DC.  The Sunshine […]

Neil Blackmon joins Kartik Krishnaiyer on this week’s Florida History Podcast to give a detailed history of the Rosewood Massacre, one of the darkest chapters in American history. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for […]

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With all the comparisons between 2020 and 1968, on this weeks Florida History Podcast we look back at Florida politics in 1968. It was a year that defined modern America with its civil disobedience, racially-charged politics and of course The Vietnam War raging. Florida had a major role in the Presidential Campaign with the Republican […]

Spain officially entered the war on May 8, 1779 as an ally of the United States and France. The Governor of Spanish Louisiana, Bernardo de Gálvez. On August 27, 1779, Spanish forces set out to capture Baton Rouge.  Fort Bute On September 7, 1779, Spanish forces overwhelmed a small British garrison protecting Fort Bute, giving […]

Writers note: This is part two of a three part series on TFS to commemorate the Fourth of July discussing Florida and the American Revolution.  As I continue research for my forthcoming book, Albion Florida, I am uncovering more interesting history of Florida in the Revolutionary War- a history that has been largely under-told through […]

Writers note: This weekend TFS will run three straight days of material on Florida and the American Revolution.  As I continue research for my forthcoming book, Albion Florida, I am uncovering more interesting history of Florida in the Revolutionary War- a history that has been largely under-told through the years.  Role of Catholicism in Florida […]

On this week’s edition of The Florida History Podcast, we discuss Governor Leroy Collins historic work after leaving the Governorship. Collins played a critical and often under-discussed role in ensuring the Selma to Montgomery march went ahead and ran in 1968 for the US Senate – a race where his moderate racial views ran head […]