Monthly Archives: June 2019

How many historical sites does your county have?

Recently at this site we’ve emphasized a renewal of interest in Florida history. We’ve launched the weekly Florida History Podcast while offering more written work on historical topics than any time in the past. Thanks to the research work of Wikipedia users we have an approximate list of how many sites that are listed on […]

NBA Tradeapalooza

Change is in the air, or is it chaos? The number of players who could change teams this off-season may transform the entire complexion of the league. Before the draft the New Orleans Pelicans moved all-world center, Anthony Davis, to the Los Angles Lakers for a trio of players, not including Kyle Kuzma. The draft […]

Democratic debate: bring the noise

It is time to separate the wheat from the chaff.  Democratic activists and voters need to prioritize eliminating non-hackers who do not pack the gear to make it through the long hard slog to become the next President of the United States.   The first candidate who should be eliminated is the most obvious – Beto […]

The Pork Chop Gang and the birth of modern progressive Florida politics – The Florida History Podcast Episode 6

Episode 6 of The Florida History Podcast focuses on the era of The Pork Chop Gang, a group of rural legislators who controlled the politics of the state tightly until the 1950’s and whose power was not completely broken until the Constitution of 1968. We examine Charley Johns, Senate President, Acting Governor and one of […]

Biden’s Eastland problem could be a huge red flag -Eastland was not just a classic segregationist but the worst kind of southern Democrat racist.

Most current politico’s probably don’t know as much about James Eastland as I do. As someone who has extensively studied the legislative fights over Civil Rights during over two decades of interest in the subject, this week’s revelations were horrifying for someone like me who previously asked progressives to be open to Biden’s candidacy. Horrifying […]

Will President Trump be the first US President in a generation to stand up to imperialist warmongers? Iran decision will inform us.

Whether it was the backing of death squads in Central America, preemptive war designed to further US economic interests in Iraq, unmanned illegal drone strikes in Pakistan , oddly timed coups, repeated election interference abroad, or dozens of other imperialist actions that have spread discord globally, the United States throughout my lifetime has been the […]

The Florida History Podcast Episode 5: Walt Disney World comes to Florida

In the latest edition of The Florida History Podcast presented by The Florida Squeeze, we discuss the development of Walt Disney World and its impact on Central Florida. We discuss the political battle to bring Walt Disney’s dream to our state. Listen to this episode at Anchor , Spotify Google and several other locations.