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After years of coddling Marco Rubio and enabling his rise from volunteer on a Congressional campaign fresh out of college in 1992 to becoming Florida House Speaker in 2006 to his election as US Senator in 2010. Many in the press corp in this state gave Rubio a pass as he used representation of Florida […]

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Florida’s Junior Senator has doubled-down on his support of GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump. At Wednesday’s debate Rubio continued his support for Trump, while continuing his pattern of deceitful public statements. Democratic nominee Patrick Murphy seized on Rubio’s willingness to resort to dishonesty to further his political standing in saying,  “If you voted as much […]


I’ve either been doing insurgent progressive media — or studying it, consuming it, and supporting it — since I was in college. When I started my alternative weekly in the early 90s it was in response to being pitched by a right-winger hoping to launch a tabloid project. Needless to say, there was no way in hell I was going to lift a finger […]

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Donald Trump now famously said a week and a half ago at a rally thrown by Indian-American Republicans that he is a “big fan of Hindu.” While many in the media seized on this remark as humorous proof of Trump’s cultural ignorance, I saw it as something very different. A clear attempt to link with […]


Brook Hines and Kartik Krishnaiyer return to podding after a long sabbatical. In the coming weeks we will be exploring and engaging enhanced methods of distribution for our pod but for now the embedded player below and on the sidebar is the method of release. Included in this show: Marco Rubio calls Patrick Murphy “an old […]


Brook Hines and Kartik Krishnaiyer will record a new edition of the TFS Podcast on Tuesday, our first pod since February. Among the topics up for discussion: Wikileaks and the left. Murphy vs Rubio. What happened to Alan Grayson in the primary? Trump vs Clinton in Florida. Crist vs Jolly – could the Democrats be […]

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Congressman Patrick Murphy is far from the type of liberal Democrat many of us on the left like to see as the party’s nominee for important offices. He is inexperienced, has a questionable voting record and seems ineffectual on the stump. But beggars cannot be choosers and while I personally never implore progressives to check […]