After the 2014 elections a narrative was churned out that Democrats could have won the statewide election by focusing on the I-10 corridor. I countered on these pages claiming the I-75 corridor was more important, something I continue to believe as Democratic fortunes in statewide races have continued to underwhelm. However, little or no time […]

It his 84 years few Floridians left a more indelible mark on the states history and political landscape than Reubin Askew.  In this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the Askew legacy. The first Florida Governor to serve two consecutive terms, he frequently challenged the special interest groups of the state. Taking to the airwaves […]

On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss Martin Luther King’s work in St Augustine and how it contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 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 concludes and we head for a Senate trial, The Florida History Podcast looks back at Florida’s role in previous impeachment proceedings, and the pivotal role the state played in the Watergate scandal.  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 […]

The common narrative among activists and those who are hopeful that Democrats will win Florida in 2020 is that President Trump is so unpopular and demographic shifts will deliver the state to the Democratic Presidential nominee. But the problem is Trump isn’t as unpopular in the state as many Democrats think (particularly among those most […]

After the recent election in the United Kingdom, the expected reaction from American political pundits (who are amateurs at British politics, at best), gave us an he extremely predictive response to the election. That response; Sanders is Corbyn, Trump is Johnson, Johnson won, therefore Sanders can’t beat Trump. Of course, this is an absolutely ridiculous […]

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 […]

We learn as young children in school about the American Revolution and the “fight for freedom” of the colonists in the 13 “original” colonies. But we learn very little about the 14th and 15th British colonies south of the St Lawrence River, colonies like Quebec to the north of that river which were acquired in […]

Last week, Delta Airlines announced the resumption of multiple domestic routes from Miami that had been previously pulled down. These resumptions signaled the latest attempt by Delta to compete with American Airlines in southeast Florida, either by directly engaging AA at its massive Miami hub or building up services in nearby Fort Lauderdale. While each […]

Tamiami Trail The building of the Tamiami Trail across the Everglades in the 1920’s was one of the most disruptive events in the history of the Everglades ecosystem. Completed in 1928 across the Everglades it was considered a feat of engineering at the time and completed a continues road link between Tampa and Miami. Originally […]