Monthly Archives: August 2013
Like a broken record or a well trained parrot, the modern Republican party has a default button that screams TAX CUTS anytime economic policy comes up. More from the AP.
The potential Florida Democrats nomination of Charlie Crist is not without precedent or parallel in the annals of American political history. Once upon a time a political party was so desperate to regain an office it long ago held and was in such a hyper-minority mode that it nominated someone associated with the other party […]
We’re not fans of Governor Scott here at this website but he absolutely did the right thing yesterday on Everglades Restoration. The Governor has pledge $90 million of state funds for Everglades Restoration including important funds for the Tamiami Trail. The “Everglades Skyway” project on the Tamiami Trail is critical for water flow. This was […]
Due to popular demand on this the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington we are re-running a piece we originally published April 4th 2013 to coincide with the 45th anniversary of MLS Jr.’s death. We have added some additional material and context to the original piece. —– Today is the 45th Anniversary of Martin […]
Some interesting news is beginning to peculate related to the Broward County based State Senate seat where Senator Jeremy Ring will be termed out in 2016. Sources indicate that Former Sen. Skip Campbell has been making the rounds in preparation for a potential run for his previous State Senate seat where several current elected officials as […]
Another chink in Jeb Bush’s “legacy,” from the Palm Beach Post.
In the 1960’s urban planners were preparing for explosive growth in the Tampa Bay area and southeast Florida. Population was exploding in both areas and various proposals for expressways were floated and eventually adopted by regional planning councils. The network of expressways proposed would have displaced existing neighborhoods and would have cost millions in local […]
The one and only Carl Hiaasen has eloquently discussed the clueless naivety of Governor Scott and the culpability big sugar for the problems in the St Lucie estuary in this masterful piece.
Subscription may be needed for this Sun Sentinel article. I think it is critical that those supporting democracy in the Arab World and rebels in Syria understand fully that Islamist Governments create a very difficult environment for Christians to survive. That’s why the vast majority of Christians in Iraq supported Saddam Hussein and almost all […]
While we’ve told the story of Pan Am and National previously on this blog, Florida had two airlines that competed hard and dominated the aviation landscape of the state from the 1950s until the late 1980s. Those two airlines were Delta, based in Atlanta and Eastern which moved its headquarters from New York to Miami […]