Monthly Archives: August 2022

The Focus Group – Florida Man with Marc Caputo

Marc Caputo, of NBC News (former Politico, The Miami Herald, and The Palm Beach Post) knows Florida about as well as any political reporter in the last two decades. He sat in on this podcast with Sarah Longwell of The Bulwark , and it should be essential listening for all those who make political assumptions, […]

Property Insurance and Rent Control – where the Democrats must go to win in November

Florida’s Governor race has become a nationalized contest thanks to the aggressive performance art of Governor Ron DeSantis. While DeSantis drones on about cultural issues that divide Floridians, pitting neighbor against neighbor, family member against family member and friend against friend, the state has become unaffordable for a large segment of the population. Property Insurance […]

Riverbend Park and Battlefield Site in Jupiter

Riverbend Park in Jupiter features the Loxahatchee River battlefield site as well as many hiking and kayaking trails.

Who owns which toll roads?

My post yesterday on Governor DeSantis and his toll rebate program has caused more confusion than intended. Here’s a quick look at who owns which toll roads in the State of Florida Florida Turnpike Enterprise (covered by DeSantis program) Florida Turnpike Homestead Extension (SR 821) Polk Parkway (SR 570) Suncoast Parkway & Veterans Expressway (SR […]

DeSantis and toll roads – the end of the romance shows, performance art > governing for him

The most blatant pandering possible was undertaken by Governor Ron DeSantis this week as he announced in Orlando. DeSantis claims the six-month program, essentially a toll rebate for frequent Sun Pass users, will save commuters an estimated $38 million. Ironically, despite being announced in Orlando, most toll roads in Orange County are NOT covered by […]

Zachary Taylor and Florida

On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss the relationship between General/President Zachary Taylor and Florida. 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 […]

Florida Caverns State Park – cool air and caves!

The Florida Caverns State Park in Jackson County (just a few miles south of the Alabama border) is a one-of-a-kind park for Florida where visitors can explore caves and feel the cool air while hearing the sound of dripping water.

The race of our lives – Crist v DeSantis : Sunshine v Darkness

Florida is the Sunshine State. However, we not only have been covered by dark clouds the last four years, but we face the prospect of permanent descent into our own Dark Ages where individualism, tribalism and selfishness will prevail over our collective goals. This November, we face the most critical choice imaginable. Return to the […]

Graphical overview of turnout in the Florida Primary

Click the below link to observe all of the maps and tables related to the August 23 primary.

Governor Crist comes out swinging as he absolutely NAILS a CNN interview

The best messaging yet against Autocrat Ron DeSantis was found in this interview of Charlie Crist by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins. Watch the entire interview, Governor Crist is on fire and on message in a way he has not been in the past. Now if we could just get some television ads funded with these themes…