Monthly Archives: May 2023
The War of 1812 in East Florida
In our continuing series on Andrew Jackson and the American Conquest of Florida, we focus this week on the conflict which was loosely connected to War of 1812 that took place in the Spanish Colony of East 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, […]
TFS Archives: The Johns Committee and Purple Pamphlet, Florida McCarthyism
Senator Charley Johns (D-Starke) is one of the best known figures in the Florida Political History for multiple dubious reasons. The leader of the infamous “Pork Chop Gang”. Johns became Governor in 1953 after Governor Dan McCarty the first Governor elected from southern Florida died just months after taking office. Prior to 1968, Florida had […]
Why Fred Guttenberg is the best person to run against Rick Scott
This article was originally supposed to be about possible candidates to run against Rick Scott in 2024. I even asked my Twitter followers come up with some names, both inside and outside of the box. And while I had some predictable, wild, and puzzling names presented, one name that nobody mentioned, but that kept sticking […]
In honor of Memorial Day, here are the few pictures I took (limited pictures out of respect) of them traveling Vietnam War Memorial when it visited Coral Springs earlier this month.
DeSantis Presidential announcement and the US Health Care system
To our loyal Florida Squeeze readers, I’ve not written any original content since last week, because as many of you know, my dad passed suddenly on Friday – he was suffering from cancer, but had not even been hospitalized since 2005 when he collapsed Friday afternoon and was rushed to the ER where he passed. […]
Can Democrats take HD 35 in a special election?
Taking a quick glance at Florida House District 35, it seems like one that the Democrats should win. It’s a district that goes both into Orange and Osceola Counties. And despite Osceola going Republican in the last election, registered Democrats still outnumber Republicans in the district. In addition, there are a large number of NPA […]
The West Florida Rebellion and Republic of West Florida
As we continue our series on Andrew Jackson and Florida we discuss the West Florida Rebellion of 1810 and the short-lived Republic of West 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 […]