Thursday’s British election hit those of us with a more leftist persuasion like a brick. UK’s Labour Party, the most visible and historically successful party advocating Democratic Socialism in a western democracy took a beating. Labour’s total number of seats in the House of Commons will be its lowest since before World War II.  American […]

The I-4 corridor is considered one of the most important and lucrative vote banks in Florida and national politics. But the area has long been fluid in its political preferences. Since the 1960’s migration to and within the Sunshine State as well as immigration have changed the complexion of the region time and again. In […]

Biscayne, the lesser known of the two southeastern Florida national parks is a unique treasure. In this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the fight over the park’s creation. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for […]

As another impeachment inquiry roles forward a look back at Florida’s role in previous impeachment proceedings. Andrew Johnson (1868) Florida had not been readmitted to the union when Democratic President Andrew Johnson was impeached by the Republican Congress. Florida had tried to send several ex-Confederates to Congress after the Civil War but they were not […]

First off let me say all our hearts go out to our neighbors in the Bahamas. Particularly for those of us from the southeastern corner of the state, places like Freeport, West End and Marsh Harbor are closer to us geographically and in some ways economically and culturally than most of the United States and […]

In recent months, more community leaders along the FEC line between Brevard and Miami-Dade counties have vocally discussed the benefits of having a station to service passenger trains in their communities. The Virgin Brightline which is currently serving as a higher-speed luxury brand whisking tourists and commuters from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale and […]

“If liberals are so f***ing smart, why do they lose so goddamn always?” – Will McAvoy, The Newsroom The candidates in the Democratic debates demonstrated a genuine desire to lose the Presidential race in 2020.  Democrats do not view elections as a contest against Republicans.  They view elections as an opportunity to trumpet their moral superiority […]

This video which was recorded soon after the 2016 election, supports Ed Butowsky’s claim that Ellen Ratner visited Julian Assange. In the video Ratner says she visited Assange and he alleged that Seth Rich leaked the DNC emails. This video supports Butowsky’s claims in his lawsuit where I wrote about here. It’s one thing to […]

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 […]

Tallahassee, Florida’s capital city has seen an evolution of the capitol building complex through the years. In this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the various capitol buildings through the years in Tallahassee. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have […]

Claude Pepper is a legend not only of Florida politics but national progressive politics. His brand of New Deal Liberalism and longevity as a prominent national ambassador for the ideology made him someone who appeared on the cover of Time Magazine in 1938, but again in 1983. In this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss […]

In 1916, Sidney Catts was elected Governor of Florida after being denied the Democratic nomination in a recount. Catts secured the nomination of the Prohibition Party and was elected. Catts talked extensively about political & bureaucratic reform and married that rhetoric with overt racism and anti-Catholicism. In the latest edition of the Florida History Podcast […]

In the second part of The Florida History Podcast series on colonial St Augustine, we talk about the English/British attacks on Spanish San Agustin and the development of British St Augustine which played an underappreciated role in the American Revolution as a Tory stronghold.

San Agustin known today as St Augustine is the oldest permanent European settlement in the continental United States. Founded in 1565, the town was prosperous throughout the 1600’s but fell into decline as did Spanish Florida after the English invasion of 1702. By the time the British invaded again in 1740, San Agustin and Florida […]

On this week’s edition of The Florida History Podcast, we discuss workdays, Bob Graham’s campaign gimmick which helped make him one of the political and public service legends in the state’s history. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App […]

Reconstruction – it’s a messy topic that divides Americans. This week on The Florida History Podcast presented by The Florida Squeeze we discuss that post-Civil War era here in this state. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store […]