Monthly Archives: February 2019
Bernie Sanders while useful cannot be the only option for progressives in 2020
Editors note: This column reflects Kartik Krishnaiyer’s personal views and is not necessarily endorsed or supported by TFS’ other writers. Bernie Sanders is running for President again. The video announcement by the Vermont Senator have dominated cable news shows and Twitter conversations over the past several days. Sanders 2016 run for President was an important […]
Florida Democrats and Venezuela – subconsciously backing American imperialism in Latin America?
I was out of the country for several weeks so I only observed from a far much of the sprint Florida Democrats took in the last month toward a neoliberal/neoconservative position on Venezuela and Nicolas Maduro. Donald Trump’s Presidents Day “pep rally” at FIU which was built around the case for American intervention of some […]
MSD a year later: A triumph of political tribalism and inaction
I’ve lived most of my life in Coral Springs, so when last February 14 tragedy struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland (half of MSD’s students come from Coral Springs) it impacted me profoundly. A year later, what have we endured in terms of meaningful governmental action or dialogue to solve such problems? Not […]
Can the Brightline be used as a commuter train?
Like most curious south Floridians the Brightline higher-speed intra-city train that runs from downtown Miami to West Palm Beach with a stop in Fort Lauderdale has been on my mind. Like many, I have previously used the service on the weekends or holidays, when time isn’t really that critical. I own a Honda Accord Hybrid […]
Books and Movies: LBJ and MLK Jr.
Having just completed a long foreign trip (much of which was for business) I fell back into a stupor about wanting to read and watch films about the Civil Rights Movement and particularly the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Reading about the movement served as a reminder of the critical role Florida […]