Monthly Archives: September 2021

KLM returning to Miami in December and other Florida airline route adjustments

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will resume Miami service in December with thrice-weekly nonstops to Amsterdam. Orlando service remains suspended until at least March. Azul Brazilian Airways will not fly Orlando-Campinas in January or February. Fort Lauderdale-Campinas will remain sub daily. Finnair will not fly Miami-Helsinki in November. Frontier has cut, Pensacola & Sarasota/Bradenton-Chicago (O’Hare) Orlando […]

20 years since MetroJet’s forced post-9/11 closure. Remembering the service’s Florida operations

On September 24, 2001, US Airways announced it was shutting down its successful MetroJet subsidiary in the wake of the attacks of September 11. From a Florida perspective this is significant, because with the shuttering of MetroJet, outside a later attempt to make Fort Lauderdale an international hub, US Airways ceded much of its dominant […]

Surprise: Florida AG’s office signs on to DOJ antitrust American/JetBlue lawsuit. Why?

We’ve spent plenty of time on this site analyzing the American/JetBlue partnership (dubbed the Northeast Alliance) in multiple articles arguing the alliance between the two large airlines can either be seen as anti-competitive or pro-competitive for Floridians based on your perspective. The alliance is based around Boston and New York, which from a business traveler […]

DeSantis new Surgeon General appointment deepens the Governor’s denial of COVID realities

On Tuesday Governor DeSantis announced Dr. Joseph Ladapo as the new Florida Surgeon General who also serves as the Secretary of Florida’s Department of Health. Dr. Ladapo signed the Great Barrington Declaration which was a statement urging herd immunity and rejecting any reasonable efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In his introduction as Surgeon […]

Terrorism, Inc. – Should Afghanistan be on the US “State Sponsors of Terrorism” List?

The US classifies countries that actively support terrorism as “State Sponsors of Terrorism.”  Should Afghanistan, or at least the Taliban, now be included on the list?  Alternatively, should the U.S. join the international community in supplying humanitarian relief for the Taliban government in charge of Afghanistan? The Taliban government recently named Sirajuddin Haqqani as Afghanistan’s […]

Remembering Patrick D. Smith

On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss the legacy of one of the greatest ever writers from Florida – Patrick D. Smith, whose epic work “A Land Remembered” remains the definite historical novel covering the generations of Florida’s growth from statehood to the bustling 1960’s. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which […]

DeSantis attacks on business and alliance with anti-vaxxers part of a broader GOP repositioning with class-based undertones

Ron DeSantis recent rhetoric as well as his executive actions we’ve pointed out are broadly authoritarian, anti-science and are based upon blatant pandering. But what we have not discussed to this point is how DeSantis actions reflect the shifting of both parties electoral coalitions and how vaccines have become more than the partisan or ideological […]

Shady Ridge Natural Area video

Shady Ridge in Coral Springs is a hidden gem in an urban area, not far from the Ramblewood East Condos.

Lincoln Project hits DeSantis again with clever revised ad

This ad is a slightly revised version of an older ad that overlays soundbites from this week’s cringe-able press conference in Alachua County with COVID data. Disclaimer: Kartik Krishnaiyer is a recurring monthly donor to The Lincoln Project

Florida’s grim COVID milestone hardly acknowledged by Governor DeSantis

On Thursday, Governor DeSantis said nothing as Florida officially crossed a dubious threshold – 50,000 deaths due to COVID-19. The dubious mark puts Florida near the very top of COVID death statistics especially for 2021. More than 12,000 Floridians have died in the most recent wave of the virus which began about eight weeks ago. […]