Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

Are Bush Republicans unduly influencing the Trump-obsessive Democrats?

Donald Trump is a bad President and an even worse person. His assault on common decency and our institutions of governance need to be reversed. His history as a sexual predator should have disqualified him from holding the top job – but in spite of this he got elected, legitimately unlike the last Republican President […]

The History of Miami Beach

Miami Beach is one of the most famous places in Florida and one of the most glamorous destinations in the world. On this week’s Florida History Podcast we review the history of Miami Beach from Carl Fisher’s initial development, through Al Capone buying a home, the Art Deco era, the filming of Goldfinger, the Jackie […]

The History of Florida’s Presidential Primary – long a critical contest

On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the critical role Florida’s Primary has played in both Democratic and GOP races of the past. Beginning in 1972, Florida’s Presidential Primary became a critical event in the Democratic Party’s nominating process. Starting in 1976, it was an important date on the GOP’s nomination calendar. Throughout the […]

The narratives about both Biden and Sanders are biased. “Fresh faces” not getting the scrutiny of Septuagenarian male candidates.

Writers note: This piece isn’t an endorsement of Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders, nor intended as a negative hit on any other Democratic candidate for President. It is a piece of historical analysis and perspective I feel needs to be written. It does not reflect the views of any other writer who has published on […]

Do not be fooled: Attacks on Iowa and New Hampshire are an establishment elite play to control nominating process

In recent months, I have been fairly critical of Bernie Sanders supporters despite agreeing with Senator Sanders ideology.  I have been put off by those who intolerantly claim anyone not backing their candidate is somehow the handmaiden of the establishment or corporate America.  However, I once again find the Sanders and Elizabeth Warren supporting left […]

Andrew Jackson in Florida

In this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss Andrew Jackson, one of the most colorful and controversial figures in the history of this state and the Union as a whole. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps […]

Rick Scott’s Nixonian effort to beat Biden in Iowa is shameful

Senator Rick Scott has had quite a week sitting at the forefront of President Trump’s defense in the US Senate. Along with his ally, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi one of Trump’s defense attorney’s,  Florida’s Junior Senator has played a central role in the obstruction of a proper trial. Now he’s taking his act […]