Monthly Archives: June 2021

Dear Governor DeSantis, Florida’s history in relation to Anti-Catholicism needs to be taught – let’s call it a “Critical Religious Theory.”

Governor DeSantis and his allies on the State Board of Education have banned the teaching of “Critical Race Theory.” This is fascinating given the ban which applies to public schools have never taught “Critical Race Theory,” something that is solely discussed at the University level. However, with all of the recent discussions about “Critical Race […]

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

See Jupiter Inlet, the mouth of the Loxahatchee River and beginning of the Indian River Lagoon from the top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was built between 1858 and 1860. It was designed by General George Meade who in 1863 became the hero at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Val Demings, the Democrats rock star and the race against Rubio

Congresswoman Val Demings has announced her candidacy for US Senate. Despite Florida’s clear trend toward the GOP at the statewide level, national Democrats are crowing about this “get” in terms of candidate recruitment and now see the race as a potential pick-up in a 50-50 US Senate.  Demings is at least on paper about as […]

That was fast! Fort Lauderdale strikes back with Southwest resuming multiple international routes from the airport

Days after Broward-County-based Spirit Airlines, Fort Lauderdale‚Äôs market leader announced thirty new destinations from rival Miami International Airport, Southwest has quietly loaded five international routes into its reservation system from Fort Lauderdale. The newly loaded routes are from Fort Lauderdale to Cancun, Grand Cayman, Montego Bay, Nassau and the Turks & Caicos islands. The services […]

Spirit’s Miami decision another ominous sign for Fort Lauderdale & Broward County

UPDATE: On Thursday morning, Southwest Airlines loaded five resumptions of international destinations from Fort Lauderdale beginning roughly around the same time as Spirit’s foray into Miami this Fall. The assumption in this article and among that of many aviation analysts was that Southwest which has built up Miami recently at Fort Lauderdale’s expense may get […]

Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve

The Guanaa Tolomato Matanzas Reserve is a beautiful natural Florida beach area In St John’s County. Here are some videos of the location.

The First Underground Railroad. Freedom in Florida Part 2 (1739-1763)

This week’s Florida History Podcast, is the second-part of our four-part series on runaway slaves and freedom in Florida – the first underground railroad. This episode covers the period from 1739 to 1763. For the British in London, knocking Spain out of the war of Austrian Succession was strategic in a larger global conflict. For […]

What are our reader’s views: Is Governor DeSantis committed to ensuring that the American History we learn continues to be the stuff of fairy tale myths? Or does he have a point?

Editors note: It’s ironic that this past week we launched a four-part Podcast series on the first underground railroad which made its way to Florida from the late 1600’s to the early 1800’s. It appears our Governor doesn’t like such discussions. Statist Authoritarian Governor Ron DeSantis’ latest crusade is to force history teachers to project […]

American Exceptionalism, infrastructure, cultural decay, anti-intellectualism and the makings of a failed state

Through the years I have had various bouts discussing my discomfort with American Exceptionalism. But beginning in April with the attempts by the largest soccer clubs in Europe (many owned or managed by Americans) to create a closed-league on American crony-capitalist lines that defied all existing European norms and running through the incredible May debates […]

TFS + : How the **** does Ron DeSantis get labeled a “conservative.”

In recent years, conservatism as a political movement has died out while those excelling in performance art have gained votes from self-described “conservatives.” With this in mind, the established narrative that Governor Ron DeSantis is some sort of pure “conservative” or governs “from the right.” is absolutely false. Read more at TFS + –