Southwest Airlines appears likely to announce a major Fort Lauderdale expansion in the near future. In 2014, Southwest was the world’s second largest airline in terms of passengers carried but the completed 2015 American Airlines-US Airways merger (which created the world’s largest airline) and new labor agreements that will push up costs in addition to […]


  Americans take for granted the right to communicate freely without interference. I know I do, but I believe it’s time to adopt a less laissez-faire attitude. Attempts to silence professors and independent voices on the internet are increasing, and worse, they’re being accepted without critical evaluation by Democrats who believe the conspiracy theory that the Kremlin […]

Spirit Airlines at Fort Lauderdale (2015) By JT Occhialini [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Much has been made about the business practices of Ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) Spirit Airlines in the last few years. Spirit has become in some circles synonymous with a poor quality product – but on the flip side al a carte pricing empowers many who normally cannot afford to fly or take a vacation the opportunity […]


I’m somewhat surprised we have not gotten more commemorations because this week’s organizational session marked 20 years since the GOP captured complete control of the Florida Legislature. The Republicans captured a House majority on Election Day 1996 ironically as Bill Clinton was becoming the first Democratic Presidential nominee to carry the state in twenty years. […]

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Cuban dictator/revolutionary/leader, etc Fidel Castro passed away in the wee hours Saturday. The Castro legacy divides Floridians more than others – the large Cuban exile community in southeast Florida loathed the man while many on the left have noted that Castro was a freedom fighter against a right-wing dictatorship that was propped up by the […]

Florida House of Representatives photo

President Elect-Donald Trump’s decision to tap Betsy DeVos as his Secretary of Education has sent shockwaves through the education community throughout the nation. Since the Reagan Administration, DeVos and her husband, the former CEO of Amway and the owner of the Orlando Magic have used their influence and power in Republican-party circles to promote school […]

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Orlando has been without a direct link to Paris since Air France stopped flying to the city several years ago but beginning on July 31st, Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin once-weekly Boeing  787-800 “Dreamliner” service from Orlando to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport. Effective July 30, the airline will also increase its current weekly Fort […]