Monthly Archives: February 2023

Black History Month: Runaway Slaves escape via Florida to British-held territory

In this second episode of our Black History Month 2023 series, we discuss runaway slaves escaping to British-held territories in the 1800’s. 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 […]

Gun Control and the Democratic Party Chair’s Race

On February 14, we soberly commemorated the 5th Anniversary of the MSD High School mass murder. Ironically enough this 5th anniversary came just two days after Nikki Fried threw her hat into the race to lead the Florida Democratic Party. Last year, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried sued the Biden Administration about an issue related to […]

Black History Month: Remembering the free blacks who saved Florida in the 18th Century

PODCAST In July 1742, decisive battles between the Spanish and British took place in and around St Simons Island, Georgia. It was the culmination of a conflict which began when the British invaded Florida, partly because of the number of runaway slaves that had come to the Spanish colonies. In the late 1600’s Spain began […]

Remember that pro-Nikki Fried GOP-firm poll?

We’re rerunning this piece to remind our readers and stakeholders in the Democratic Party, that Nikki Fried’s campaign touted a “tied” poll in a race she weeks later lost by 25 points. This poll was done by a GOP firm and paid for largely out of contributions from FPL and Big Sugar via Fried’s Florida […]

Breeze, Spirit, El Al, Southwest, Alaska all ramping up Florida service, Norse Atlantic beginning London to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando nonstops

Breeze Airways have announced several new nonstops to/from Florida beginning in May. Spirit will add a fifth daily Orlando-San Juan nonstop and a second daily Fort Lauderdale-San Juan nonstop in June. Ironically both routes compete with jetBlue whom Spirit is in a proposed merger agreement with. JetBlue flies five times daily from both Orlando and […]

Facing potential DOJ scrutiny, JetBlue plans a mega-hub at Fort Lauderdale (including European flights) and will launch new Tallahassee service in 2024.

JetBlue Airways as we discussed on Sunday is likely facing some serious antitrust scrutiny for its proposed merger with Spirit Airlines in the near future. Today the announced long-term plans to grow their Fort Lauderdale base into what would effectively be a the type of mega hub with a critical mass of destinations that could […]

What happens if Ashley Moody runs for Governor…and Nikki Fried is FDP Chair simultaneously?

Nikki Fried potentially leading the Florida Democrats into its rebuilding period raises so many red flags, it’s impossible to concisely outline them in a single piece. What’s worse is the whataboutism and justifications given by Fried’s supporters about her past and present actions in support of causes which aren’t aligned with the vast majority of […]

The political instincts of a flip flopper – A case against Nikki Fried for FDP Chair

I’m a lifelong Florida Democrat, before today, I never felt the need to weigh in on the race for the statewide party chair. It should not be Nikki Fried. During the Democratic Party Primary for Governor, frankly I was concerned that her ties to the Medical Marijuana Lobby and Cryptocurrency would pull her down in […]

Guest Column: Nikki Fried is a “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”

By Jordan Zakarin @jordanzakarin Nikki Fried, who wants to take over the Florida Democratic Party, likes to brand herself as “something new.” But what she really represents is the status quo. Actually, she’s far worse than that. Nikki Fried is a corporate lobbyist turned pliant politician, who has a long and well-documented history of siding […]

TFS Endorsement: Annette Taddeo for Florida Democratic Party Chair

Annette Taddeo is the clear choice for Florida Democrats (FDP) Chair. Her candidacy has excited many around the state and united the grassroots in a manner we haven’t seen around prior chair races, which have been contentious and divided the activist community. In the past, we’ve opted not to make endorsements in Chair’s Races, but […]