Monthly Archives: February 2015

The FDP, party reform and the future — Overview of this week’s TFS series

In the last few weeks as I have been making my way around the state, the discussion has intensified about rules reform and The Florida Democratic Party. During the next week, here at TFS we will look at the potential for significant rules reform within the Florida Democratic Party, and why differing perspectives exist within […]

Interesting progressive candidate in North Palm Beach

North Palm Beach is a somewhat sleepy bedroom community near the northern edge of the Southeast Florida megalopolis. An interesting candidate has emerged in Gloria Malden Kaplan, an 83 year-old, 30 year resident of the city has chosen to give it a go in a race for town council. Running against young tea party Republican Doug […]

DWS and Cannabis – What is behind her position?

The indispensable Marc Caputo has opened up a can of worms for DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz with some excellent reporting the last two days. Caputo’s groundbreaking Thursday piece described the difficulties Wasserman Schultz has both with her DNC post and potential run for US Senate due to her bizarre positioning last year on […]

Jeb Bush’s phony declaration of independence

“I love my father and my brother. I admire their service to the nation and the difficult decisions they had to make. “But I am my own man.” Jeb Bush made this declaration yesterday in a major speech in Chicago. Bush’s speech was curious. He claimed he is his own man then spent the rest […]

Criminal Justice reform for senior inmates to be considered

Florida’s costly Criminal Justice system has been the subject of many studies through the years about potential cost savings. One Democratic State Representative has a creative solution that will provide a humanitarian approach and save the state money. Earlier this week, Rep. Katie Edwards (D-Plantation) filed legislation to create a conditional release program for elderly […]

Poll: Which direction will the GOP go with a nominee for 2016?

With Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush both potentially running, which way will things go?

Progressive Juvenile Justice legislation filed

Rep. Katie Edwards (D- Plantation) has taken on an issue which has been a bugaboo for years for progressives across the state. Trying minors as adults is not something that should be a regular part of a prosecutors arsenal, but it has become standard operating procedure in some parts of Florida. The Criminal Justice and […]

Despite some positive signs, the FDP remains mired in dysfunction

Monday evening, my colleague Katy Burnett analyzed the hiring of a new leading staffer at the Florida Democratic Party but also assessed some of the greater issues with the party. I will withhold judgement on the hiring until a future date, but let’s take a clear look at what has happened since November 4th with […]

Democrats hire Deputy Executive Director – Reaction

After the abysmal 2014 election cycle, democrats around the state have cautiously been searching for a sign of change from the Florida Democratic Party. While small changes have surfaced – the questionable LEAD Committee and the announcement of a new party position – for the most part, the blue voters who have been waiting for […]

Delta reducing Cincinnati to Florida flying

Delta Airlines, long and drawn out dismantling of its once large hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) will continue this summer with further cuts to Florida flying. All Delta flights to Jacksonville from CVG will be discontinued, while Fort Myers flying will be Saturday-only during the summer months. Orlando-Cincinnati flights are being reduced to […]