Monthly Archives: July 2021

TFS + – Cuba, not Covid dominating Florida politics?

Incredibly as Florida records a disproportionate number of new Covid cases in the state compared to other states, has an Attorney General who contracted COVID and prepares to send kids back to school without masks, Cuba is a more pressing issue for the state politicians. Florida has produced almost 30,000 new COVID cases in the […]

Florida impacts of JetBlue/American alliance after six months

Let’s look at the impacts of the Northeast alliance between JetBlue Airways and American Airlines six months into implementation of what is essentially a single-entity airline now flying from New York and Boston to Florida. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reportedly stepped up its probe of the alliance. Competitors have complained that the alliance […]

Guest column on COVID-19: 12 and under – a failed trust

Editors Note: This column has been submitted by an influencer in the state of Florida who wishes to remain anonymous and has previously submitted columns for TFS. At this critical time for our state, nation and planet during the COVID-19 pandemic we at TFS are committed to bringing various perspectives into the discussion about public […]

Florida’s first 20th Century GOP Governor – Claude Kirk

In 1966, colforul and flamboyent Claude Kirk became Florida’s first post-Reconstruction Republican Governor while his party surged with increased seats in the legislature. Kirk’s flamboyance and ability the state’s racial backlash allowed him to break Democratic dominance of the state for the first time in a century. The Kirk legacy is covered from head to […]

Dr. Fauci is the new Ted Kennedy / Hillary Clinton for the right

The GOP has for the last fifty years always had a bogeyman they link Democratic candidates to. The list reads Ted Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Howard Metzenbaum, Jesse Jackson, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and most recently Kamala Harris. But now someone who isn’t a politician or elected official at all seems to be the target of […]

Vichy Republicans and Neville Chamberlain’s Democrats

American politics is being dominated by two malevolent forces right now – The Democrats who take after Neville Chamberlain and the Republicans who take after the Vichy Government of World War II France. First off, I’d like to articulate my view on France’s “defeat” in World War II to explain my premise. In my opinion, […]

Ralph Turlington- Florida legend

Ralph Turlington the longtime Commissioner of Education and former Speaker of the Florida House passed away earlier this year. He was a friend of our Florida History Podcast and we discuss his career on this week’s show. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, […]

Flashback 2005: Fort Lauderdale air service from OAG

Fort Lauderdale air service April 2005 – very different from today Very interesting to see how Fort Lauderdale (FLL) air service in 2005 contrasts with today.  – Only flight to South America was Avianca’s daily Fort Lauderdale-Bogota service (besides a once-daily flight to Guyana on now-defunct Guyana Airways) . Today FLL has somewhere in the […]

Elsa forecasting shows both strengths and limitations of today’s modeling

Tropical Storm/Hurricane Elsa finally cleared Florida on Thursday after over a week of waiting and impacts. Elsa was a rare early season Cape Verde-type storm which made its forecasting particularly difficult and unique. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) did very well in projecting a forecast track – remarkably well in fact. The modeling that the […]

Champlain Towers collapse – Does it impact 2022?

For several weeks, most of us have resisted the temptation to discuss the collapse of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside and its potential electoral implications. Truthfully, though this is one of the most tragic events in Florida’s history and a great embarrassment internationally to the reputation of the United States, it likely doesn’t […]