Monthly Archives: January 2015

Monday Musings: Rep. Moskowitz’s tax exemption bill, Gwen Graham meets progressives, Means of Ascent, Alachua DEC and Marc Caputo joins Politico

Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Coral Springs) has filed a piece of legislation (HB 49) that would increase the amount of income that is exempt from corporate income tax. With this sort of legislative agenda you would think Rep. Moskowitz hails from a swing district where he must worry about Republican challenges and position himself accordingly. However, […]

Sleepwalking through winter: Inside the Fort Lauderdale Strikers offseason of discontent (Part I)

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers were purchased from Traffic Sports by a group of Brazilian investors in September. The new ownership group assumed control of the club mid-November following the Strikers 2-1 defeat in the NASL title game. The ownership group which promised big things has gotten off to what can only be termed diplomatically as […]

Gwen Graham’s third way – Independent and astute

Last week we took a critical look at Congresswoman Gwen Graham’s first week in office. The newly-elected member of Congress from Florida’s second district had carved out a record initially that would put her to the right of Democrats like Pete Peterson, Bill Grant (before his bizarre party switch) and Don Fuqua on economic issues. […]

Flashback Friday: Expressway revolts in Dade, Broward, Pinellas and Hillsborough

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 tax […]

Miami is emerging as the “new” New York for international media

Miami and the greater South Florida area have long benefited from geography and climate. In recent years, Miami has emerged as a truly global destination and one of the most recognizable American cities abroad. While the area’s reputation isn’t always pristine domestically or even in the state of Florida, internationally the image of the area […]

Thursday Bookshelf – FDR and the birth of modern liberalism

 Happy Days Are Here Again: The 1932 Democratic Convention, the Emergence of FDR–and How America Was Changed Forever,  The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope,  and American Experience: FDR Being a Democrat today inevitably leads back to the New Deal and how the party structure in the United States essentially changed at […]

Florida Democrats, approval ratings and the State of the Union

Perhaps this is an all too predictable posting coming from me. But at a time when many Florida Democratic insiders are stating that the party needs to shift to the right in order to achieve electoral success, President Obama has taken a completely different tact.  The result has been the highest Presidential approval ratings since early […]

Silver Airways adding more North Florida service

Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways announced on Monday it is adding new nonstop service from Pensacola to Jacksonville with same-plane service onward to Silver’s hub in Fort Lauderdale. The airline is also adding new service to Panama City with nonstop service to Orlando and Tampa. Last week, Silver announced new service to St Petersburg/Clearwater from Fort […]

Tuesday Poll: Florida Democratic Party changes

Do you think the Florida Democratic Party changes, more of which were announced last week are enough to turn around the party’s fortunes for 2016? Vote in our poll after the jump. Please leave comments and constructive thoughts below.

Martin Luther King Jr. and St Augustine – Changing Florida

Editors Note: In commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday being observed today we look back at an article we ran in April 2013 regarding Dr. King and St Augustine. Monday Musings will return next week.  Today is the 45th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and this week was the 500th anniversary of […]