Monthly Archives: May 2016

Delta add Fort Lauderdale-Seattle & Miami-Salt Lake City nonstops: Southern Florida strategy continues to be confusing

Delta announced on Monday that it is adding winter only nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale to Seattle/Tacoma. In recent years Delta has employed a confusing strategy between whether or not Miami International (MIA) or Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) is the primary focus city in the region, splitting traffic between the two in a way that […]

Congresswoman Gwen Graham to headline convention of Florida Young Democrats

Young Democrats across the state of Florida will convene at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront in Jacksonville, Florida on June 3-5, 2016. The Florida Young Democrats (FYD) is the official statewide federation of the Young Democrats of America. FYD is a political organization dedicating to building the future of our party by developing the next generation […]

Carlos Beruff echoing Marco Rubio’s rhetoric in race to succeed him

Desperate Floridians who run for office often resort to demagogic claims when things aren’t going their way. The nation has been aghast at his comments from yesterday even earning some condemnation from Republicans in Florida. “Unfortunately, for seven and a half years this animal we call president, because he’s an animal, okay—seven and a half […]

The Phlip Side: Which landslide election will 2016 emulate?

Editor’s note: This week Sean Phillippi begins a weekly column for TFS with his latest thoughts and observations from around the political landscape.  By Sean Phillippi Anyone who says that they know what is going to happen with this November’s presidential election is either lying to you, lying to themselves, or they simply don’t know […]

Flashback Friday: 100 Years of Dixie Highway

For many Florida residents of visitors the number of roads called “Dixie Highway” or “Old Dixie Highway” might simply be highly confusing. The highway or at least the early concepts of the highway turn 100 this year, with 1916 having been the critical year for the creation of the road. Carl Fisher’s vision for Dixie […]

Tampa Bay Rowdies sign one of the biggest names in NASL History

The Tampa Bay Rowdies have created a splash in the football world with the signing of Joe Cole. The addition of the three-time (English) Premier League Champion and two-time World Cup participant for England. Cole’s pedigree was well-established by the time he left West Ham United in 2003 to join ambitious rival Chelsea. Cole left […]

Florida will be competitive in November – Democrats remain in denial

Last week Steve Schale, who is one of the smartest Floridians out there predicted the state wouldn’t be a slam dunk for Democrats and reminded us that Rick Scott won twice with upside down favorable/unfavorable numbers. Many around the state in Democratic circles mocked Schale’s analysis – but why? Most of the push back was […]

TC Palm: FPL Killing Sea Turtles

It’s difficult to do worse in terms of public relations and environmental stewardship than FPL has the last few months.  Less than two months ago, The Miami Herald revealed that FPL’s operation of Turkey Point was polluting the Biscayne Aquifer.  Now TC Palm reveals that FPL is killing endangered sea turtles. The full report can be […]

Flashback Friday: The Everglades in the 1920’s

The Florida Everglades became a boon for politicians and developers between the 1900’s and 1950’s. This video from Florida Memory produced in 1928 shows the fragility of the ecosystem at the time. Description from Florida Memory and the full length production can be found here. Businessman and adventurer Homer Augustus Brinkley produced this film in 1928 […]

Congressional District 9 Democratic race heats up

Alan Grayson’s decision to run for the US Senate opened up his congressional seat. While several candidates are in the race from a fundraising and support perspective, two serious candidates have emerged, State Senator Darren Soto and Susannah Randolph. The Grayson legacy in the district is a difficult one to analyze because from some perspectives […]