Last week, Florida led the nation in per capita deaths from COVID-19, which is especially odd given the Governor and his Press Secretary Christina Pushaw challenged the media to compare Florida to blue states in terms of COVID numbers (and as usually happens what Pushaw tweets ends up in the right-wing site within hours, in […]

Editors note: Earlier this week, The Florida Squeeze ran a post on DeSantis and Regeneron. We linked to several tweets about potential donations impacting DeSantis advocacy of the treatment , but the story was more focused on the angle that The Governor was mimicking Mike Lindell’s cheap TV pitches. However, we did mention the potential […]

On Thursday, Governor DeSantis said nothing as Florida officially crossed a dubious threshold – 50,000 deaths due to COVID-19. The dubious mark puts Florida near the very top of COVID death statistics especially for 2021. More than 12,000 Floridians have died in the most recent wave of the virus which began about eight weeks ago. […]

Our weekly look at changes in Florida commercial aviation. First this week’s good news: Avelo will add West Palm Beach to its network with nonstops from New Haven this winter. Frontier will continue to fly nonstop from Tampa to Portland (ME) and Raleigh/Durham year round. They will also fly Orlando-Colorado Springs and Orlando-Little Rock year […]

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In 1926, Southern Florida was impacted by a strong Category 4 storm whose impact went far beyond just the region. When adjusted for inflation its the costliest Hurricane in US history and had a direct impact on the end of the Florida Land Boom and the beginning of the Great Depression. This week on the […]

The GOP is the party of Ron DeSantis. The Florida GOP and the national Republican Party now both have DeSantis as their titular head. As DeSantis emerges as an authoritarian leader in Florida and the star of the right-wing media ecosystem nationally, his predecessor as Governor, Rick Scott and Florida’s Senior US Senator Marco Rubio […]

The Governor and the State of Florida continue to take an extra-constitutional approach to governing that has led to a system break during a deadly pandemic which has claimed the lives of close to 50,000 Floridians. Not only are Florida’s citizens getting ill and dying in remarkable numbers but the taxpayers are on the hook […]

A legend of contemporary Florida politics left us on Saturday. Former State Representative, Jacksonville Mayor, Duval School Board member and current Jacksonville (city) Councilman Tommy Hazouri passed away at 76. Hazouri’s public service career spanned my entire lifetime and I have personally admired his dedication and persistence in his devotion to Jacksonville. Admirably he kept […]

So much of American political discourse these days focuses on a comparison between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton’s views of Government and society. In fact, this week with the clashes over vaccines and mandates, the Jeffersonian (DeSantis) v Hamiltonian (Biden) comparisons have been made. But neither Jefferson nor Hamilton would fit cleanly into the current […]

Note: This piece will be available for the general public on Saturday afternoon So much of American political discourse these days focuses on a comparison between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton’s views of Government. President Donald Trump’s love of Andrew Jackson, the conqueror of Florida for the United States was no secret. Ron DeSantis has […]

Following weeks of rising COVID cases, highlighted by the situation here in Florida where an authoritarian Governor has stood in the way of local governments and the private sector’s efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, President Biden acted on Thursday. President Biden’s decision to mandate either vaccinations or weekly testing for employee include […]