Monthly Archives: February 2020

Castro and Maduro obsession while avoidance of similar right-wing abuses among Florida Dems cheapens party’s brand

This past five days we have been subjected to some of the most disingenuous moral outrage by Florida Democrats imaginable. Seemingly in reaction to Bernie Sanders comments about Fidel Castro on 60 Minutes, Florida Democrats much like last year’s race to look more anti-Maduro than the GOP piled on. Interestingly they did not take such […]

Qatar Airways sponsorship of Inter Miami CF – Misogyny, racism and homophobia

David Beckham has the world at his feet. His new MLS entry Inter Miami CF however hasn’t gotten off to the greatest of starts. The club’s trouble in launching has been well documented, but my thought was always that when a ball was finally kicked, much of that world be forgotten and we’d see a […]

George Smathers, JFK, LBJ and Nixon

George Smathers lives in infamy as the winner of the nasty 1950 Florida Democratic Primary for US Senate. In that primary Smathers defeated liberal icon incumbent Senator Claude Pepper with a red-baiting campaign that ushered in the McCarthy era. But Smathers Senate career saw him as close as anyone to the center of power. Close […]

Trump and “Gone with the Wind”: The academic history behind the racist “Lost Cause” narrative

President Trump’s citation of “Gone with the Wind” as an American film worthy of commendation while ripping a film by a Korean-producer could not have been an accident – it has to have been a carefully-scripted dog whistle to neo-Confederate types whose turnout will be important for the President’s reelection. “Gone with the Wind,” is […]

How MSNBC and CNN are helping spread Russian disinformation

Des Moines Precinct 14. This precinct has become synonymous with the problems that occurred in Iowa a couple of weeks ago. Elizabeth Warren, receiving 19 votes less than Bernie Sanders, wins one more state delegate in the precinct. And yes, the Iowa Democratic Party have called the results official, and these errors have helped determined […]

The History of Miami Beach

Miami Beach is one of the most famous places in Florida and one of the most glamorous destinations in the world. On this week’s Florida History Podcast we review the history of Miami Beach from Carl Fisher’s initial development, through Al Capone buying a home, the Art Deco era, the filming of Goldfinger, the Jackie […]

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Bloomberg doesn’t expand the electorate for Democrats. He shrinks it.

Over the last four years, this simple question has been overlooked. Yes, many political pundits and consultants pontificate as to which candidate for president is “electable”, but they rarely ask this question within that context. Additionally, when asked this questions, many pundits and consultants stay within their silos, and only look at possible upward mobility, […]

The History of Florida’s Presidential Primary – long a critical contest

On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the critical role Florida’s Primary has played in both Democratic and GOP races of the past. Beginning in 1972, Florida’s Presidential Primary became a critical event in the Democratic Party’s nominating process. Starting in 1976, it was an important date on the GOP’s nomination calendar. Throughout the […]

The narratives about both Biden and Sanders are biased. “Fresh faces” not getting the scrutiny of Septuagenarian male candidates.

Writers note: This piece isn’t an endorsement of Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders, nor intended as a negative hit on any other Democratic candidate for President. It is a piece of historical analysis and perspective I feel needs to be written. It does not reflect the views of any other writer who has published on […]

Do not be fooled: Attacks on Iowa and New Hampshire are an establishment elite play to control nominating process

In recent months, I have been fairly critical of Bernie Sanders supporters despite agreeing with Senator Sanders ideology.  I have been put off by those who intolerantly claim anyone not backing their candidate is somehow the handmaiden of the establishment or corporate America.  However, I once again find the Sanders and Elizabeth Warren supporting left […]