Monthly Archives: January 2020

Rick Scott’s Nixonian effort to beat Biden in Iowa is shameful

Senator Rick Scott has had quite a week sitting at the forefront of President Trump’s defense in the US Senate. Along with his ally, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi one of Trump’s defense attorney’s,  Florida’s Junior Senator has played a central role in the obstruction of a proper trial. Now he’s taking his act […]

The view from 30,000 feet: Democratic Presidential field underwhelming

With less than a week to the Iowa Caucus and while we sit through a Senate trial of an impeached President, it’s time to take stock of the Democrats running for President. For the record I believe each of the potential nominees would deserve the support of the American people in the General Election. But […]

The American Revolution in Florida

We learn as young children in school about the American Revolution and the “fight for freedom” of the colonists in the 13 “original” colonies. But we learn very little about the 14th and 15th British colonies south of the St Lawrence River, colonies like Quebec to the north of that river which were acquired in […]

I-95 corridor north of Jupiter could be key for Democrats in 2020

After the 2014 elections a narrative was churned out that Democrats could have won the statewide election by focusing on the I-10 corridor. I countered on these pages claiming the I-75 corridor was more important, something I continue to believe as Democratic fortunes in statewide races have continued to underwhelm. However, little or no time […]

Delta’s latest Miami hub attempt more likely to succeed

Last week, Delta Airlines announced the resumption of multiple domestic routes from Miami that had been previously pulled down. These resumptions signaled the latest attempt by Delta to compete with American Airlines in southeast Florida, either by directly engaging AA at its massive Miami hub or building up services in nearby Fort Lauderdale. While each […]

The legacy of Reubin Askew

It his 84 years few Floridians left a more indelible mark on the states history and political landscape than Reubin Askew.  In this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the Askew legacy. The first Florida Governor to serve two consecutive terms, he frequently challenged the special interest groups of the state. Taking to the airwaves […]

MLK Jr., the St Augustine movement and Civil Rights Act of 1964

On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss Martin Luther King’s work in St Augustine and how it contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for […]