A new batch of polls, most recently (and reliably) the new St Pete Polls confirms what many of us have been sensing. The Democrats, in classic Florida Democratic style have failed to properly define Governor DeSantis and are likely headed toward electoral Armageddon here in Florida in 2022. The Governor has opened up a sizable […]

Inflation is spiraling out of control. No question things are dicey and this has impacted the mood of the electorate and the approval ratings of President Joe Biden. But inflation does not happen overnight, it never does. Often it takes years of economic decisions to create an inflationary spiral. Why haven’t Democrats talked about the […]

Former Weekly Standard publisher and current Bulwark Editor-at-large, Bill Kristol nailed it in this Saturday tweet. The subject at hand is the controversy over free speech and the University of Florida. For those who haven’t paid attention the past few days, the long and short of it is the University under apparent pressure from the […]

I appreciate in a way probably unique to most folks in this state that we have an actual Floridian as Governor, after suffering through eight years of a retired Health Care executive from somewhere else masquerading as a Governor. The previous Governor pretended he knew something about our state, but more often than not showed […]

United Airlines will fly nonstop from Denver to Pensacola and Destin/Fort Walton beach this summer. The route were previously only flown around Spring Break. I am also told Panama City might get similar summer treatment from Denver, but that was not announced. Demand for beach destinations in Florida are rising as pent-up demand drives a […]

The right-wing media and GOP love nothing more than having a strawman to beat up on as they frame elections as a battle between “real Americans,” and fear of the other. Dr. Anthony Fauci is the latest in a long-line of right-wing bogeymen, but has a unique career path compared to the most recent prior […]

In this week’s Florida History Podcast we explain why we’ve embarked on an extensive re-examination of the career of the late Senator George Smathers. 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 free which enable you […]

Last week, conservative and far left Twitter went crazy as Nancy Pelosi was purported to be buying pricey Florida real estate. Conservatives said this showed the out-of-touch elitism of the Democrats, while the extreme far left said it showed Pelosi’s career of rewarding political donors was culminating with a purchase of real estate worth $25 […]

Another area of focus for our fore-coming Smathers project will be foreign affairs, trade and immigration policy, areas where Senator Smathers got involved involved in the nitty-gritty of his Senate duties. His close relationship to three US Presidents and the transitory nature of Florida during the 1960’s are also critically important in understanding this area […]

As we teased earlier this month, we’re going to periodically take a closer look at the late US Senator George Smathers record as it’s become a subject of controversy among many activists here in Florida. Smathers’ record is complicated and his ties to some of the leading figures in American history are indisputable. Here is […]

In the coming days, we’ll explore this idea – the growing view that while we’re divided by culture the actual ideological battles aren’t between right vs left but they are revolve more around personalities and the idea of community goals v individual ones. Or maybe it’s a battle between interconnected Communalism v classic Libertarianism? Before […]

Frontier Airlines is adding Orlando to Little Rock and Miami to Buffalo nonstop service. Frontier is cutting Atlanta to West Palm Beach, Chicago and Milwaukee to Tampa as well as Albany, Islip and Providence to Miami. Sunwing is cutting Fort Lauderdale to Toronto in winter. This particular route is currently flown by four other airlines. […]

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! We’ll return with a new podcast next week.