Author Archives: Justin Snyder

Snyder’s Return To TFS: The Millennial Resistance

Greetings friends, family, and fellow progressives:   It’s been a while since I’ve been with ya’ll but it’s a pleasure to be back home at The Florida Squeeze- a project Kartik, Brook, myself and so many others have put their heart and souls into. As you may have heard by now, I’m back writing for […]

The Midterms, GOP’s Burden Of Governance and 2016: Stop Overreacting.

While Kartik has focused most of our coverage thus far on the Florida elections, I figured it would complementary to include an analysis of the national elections in the context of what it means going forward.  Let’s be clear: it was a very good night for Republicans but no, it was not a “wave’ election […]

Former US Senators Trent Lott and John Breaux hired by Russian State Owned Bank to Lobby AGAINST Sanctions

The above headline is not a typo nor a headline from “The Onion” or some other satirical news outlet.  The nonpartisan Center For Public Integrity (CFPI) a non-profit group, is one of our nation’s oldest non-profit investigative news organizations. Their website declares their mission:  To serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal […]

Okay Charlie, Sell Us On Your Veto Power, Get The Base On Board and Don’t Screw This Up

Alright, the primary is finally over. Whether you like it or not, Governor Charlie Crist is now our nominee for the 2014 campaign. The time for infighting, bickering, and complaining is over and we must refocus all of our energy on denying Rick Scott a second term as Governor. Today’s “Unity Rallies” were a good […]

National Squeeze: Did President Obama Just Take The Fall For Bush’s War Crimes with “We Tortured Some Folks” Comment?

In case you missed it, President Obama gave a statement centered mostly on the economy. The subsequent press conference that followed, centered on the other major issues of day including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalation given the alleged kidnapping of an Israeli Defense Force (IDF) solider by Hamas and the apparent gradually increasing US-Russia tensions. Just […]

UPDATED POST: Global Isolationism and American Liberalism Should Never Mix

Back in March of this year, when Russian President Putin broke international laws and norms by invading Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, we put together several posts discussing the recent trend in progressive circles preaching American isolationism in Foreign Policy after the disastrous foreign policies of the Bush Administration. As the news out of Iraq worsens […]

The Coming Charlie Crist Surge?

Earlier this week, reputable Democratic Polling firm Public Policy Polling (PPP Polls) released their latest poll on the Florida Governor’s race between Charlie Crist and Rick Scott.  Last fall, Charlie Crist had a twelve point lead over the incumbent Rick Scott at 50/38, however according PPP’s latest numbers, the two candidates are deadlocked at 42%. […]

Ukraine Potpourri: “Referendum” Results, Natural Gas Lines To Europe, More Ground Escalation, Putin’s Threat To NASA

Lots has happened in Ukraine since my last update on the crisis, and there’s plenty to talk about. This past Sunday was election day in two eastern Ukrainian regions- Luhansk and Donetsk, where only one question was brought before their voting citizens on their ballot: Do you support the declaration of state independence of the […]

Thursday Bookshelf: My Generation of War and The Rising Trend Of Military Privatization

Authors Note: In addition to these books, please make sure you check out the latest from Jeremy Scahill: Dirty Wars both the book and documentary that examine the “Obama Doctrine” in this new type of warfare involving drones,  and Restrepo the documentary based on the book War by Sebastian Junger.  My generation is the new war generation. […]

BREAKING: “Democrat” Ed Jany Drops Out of CD-13 Race

The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that Democratic Party-backed Ed Jany, candidate for Congress in the 13th district, has withdrawn from the race. The former US Marine was slated to run against recently-elected Republican lobbyist David Jolly. Many (including myself) had been critical of Jany’s candidacy, and many questions were being asked about Mr Jany’s […]