Author’s Note: While at the time of this writing Isiais is still off the Florida coast but almost all of the bad weather associated with the system is almost certain to avoid the state. In the midst of a hyper-partisan election season and the worst pandemic the US has faced in over 100 years, Hurricane […]

President Trump, last Tuesday held a Rose Garden press conference ostensibly about China and Hong Kong. But instead it descended into a first-rate farce, as he attacked Joe Biden for everything imaginable and talked little about China and even less about a pandemic that is raging currently having claimed over 140,000 American lives. Trump has […]

I’d say the goal here isn’t only to “politicize” the data—what they’re doing is monetizing it.

Thomas Paine in 1776 and 1777 wrote “The American Crisis,” which stated “these are the times that try men’s souls.” These are indeed the times that try the souls of every human being with a conscience and critical thinking skills on American soil. Coronavirus is the defining crisis and issue of our lifetimes. It is […]

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As regular readers of this site know, I’ve diverted from our normal political and historical content of late to focus most of my time on #COVID19.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 […]

Southeast Florida is living a charmed life. Time and again the region has escaped the wrath of tropical weather. The last direct hit/land falling hurricane southeastern Florida received was 15 years ago this month, Hurricane Katrina. The last time the region received sustained Hurricane force winds was two months later with the arrival of Wilma. […]

Eventually everyone wanted to take credit for the building of the Sunshine State Parkway. But the development of a Florida Turnpike and its current route was a political football that last 20 years. On this week’s Florida History Podcast we look back at the political fights that led to the building of the road and […]

Prince Achille Murat the son of Napoleon’s brother-in-law Joachim Murat left Europe for Florida after his father was executed. He became one of Florida’s leading citizens in the territorial days after the US acquired Florida from Spain. In this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss Murat’s life. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast […]

Alaska Airlines is adding several new routes from the West Coast to Florida this winter. The Seattle-based airline is adding new nonstops service from Los Angeles to Tampa and Fort Myers. Additionally, Alaska is beginning new nonstops linking Fort Lauderdale with both San Diego and Portland, Oregon. All flights begin November 20. Alaska Airlines already […]

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 […]