Monthly Archives: August 2021
This week on the Florida History Podcast we answer both these questions. 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, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for free which enable you to subscribe and listen on your iPhone if you do not use […]
Last year we released a film about Governor Lawton Chiles 1990 campaign. The full film in its entirety is below.
To win Florida in 2022 Democrats must stay on message- Authoritarianism/corruption and COVID are the ONLY issues that matter.
Florida Democrats face an uphill fight in 2022 to win statewide elections. Every single year, Florida becomes more Republican due to demographic shifts. While throughout the 2015-2018 period many Democrats tried to claim the state was becoming more Democratic due to the influx of Latinos, in fact as the state has gotten less white it […]
The Lincoln Project, made up of prominent ex-GOPers have turned attention from former President Donald Trump to Governor Ron DeSantis. It’s about time in my eyes that focused shifted from a wannabe authoritarian in Trump to a real one in DeSantis. The Lincoln Project has been accused by many of grifting but personally, if someone […]
In recent months, Ron DeSantis’ autocratic overreach, whose long arm has reached into private businesses and Florida classrooms has been slapped back three times in court. Once again, DeSantis selective reading of the laws of Florida and unique interpretation of the State Constitution was admonished by a court. Read more.
Governor Ron DeSantis’ dogmatic approach to COVID-19 has led Florida to the brink. As the state reaches an untenable position in terms of hospitalizations, procurement of resources and other matters due to the pandemic, the Governor continues to act as if the one true victim of COVID-19 is him – having seen his gaudy approval […]
On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the most Floridian of artists, the famous African-American Highwaymen. 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, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for free which enable you to subscribe and listen on your iPhone […]
Has the role of a press secretary has evolved from being a public information officer to bullying on the internet?
Let me preface this discussion with my background – I’ve done corporate and sports communications work in the past but most of my political work has been strategic and campaign operations-related. I have never served as a press secretary for a sitting officeholder, though I have done the job as noted above for companies, soccer […]
Governor DeSantis unprecedented attack on the Associated Press opens a dangerous new front for increasingly unhinged Florida Governor
In just over a quarter century around Florida government and politics, I have never seen anything like Governor DeSantis Monday letter to the Associated Press (full letter is at the bottom of this article). So unprecedented and so childishly immature, yet irrationally dangerous it defies anything that came before it. The letter furthers my view […]
Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran’s gambit that they could intimidate and bully local officials across the state into backing off masks in school has failed miserably. Leon County Superintendent of Schools Rocky Hanna had been the first official in the state to back down under pressure in the form of intimidating […]