Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

MSD a year later: A triumph of political tribalism and inaction

I’ve lived most of my life in Coral Springs, so when last February 14 tragedy struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland (half of MSD’s students come from Coral Springs) it impacted me profoundly. A year later, what have we endured in terms of meaningful governmental action or dialogue to solve such problems? Not […]

Can the Brightline be used as a commuter train?

Like most curious south Floridians the Brightline higher-speed intra-city train that runs from downtown Miami to West Palm Beach with a stop in Fort Lauderdale has been on my mind. Like many, I have previously used the service on the weekends or holidays, when time isn’t really that critical. I own a Honda Accord Hybrid […]

Books and Movies: LBJ and MLK Jr.

Having just completed a long foreign trip (much of which was for business) I fell back into a stupor about wanting to read and watch films about the Civil Rights Movement and particularly the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Reading about the movement served as a reminder of the critical role Florida […]

Ron DeSantis’ imperial governorship – a mixed bag with great potential

Governor Ron DeSantis has entered office with a bang. He’s spent his first two weeks in office suspending local elected officials, reversing Rick Scott’s policies on a few key matters and generally showing he’s able to use the power of the governorship as effectively as Richard Corcoran who is now in his administration, used the […]

Central Florida Soccer Club joins NPSL

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that Central Florida Soccer Club (Orlando, FL) has joined the league as an expansion team. The club will begin competition in the South Region’s Sunshine Conference in 2019. “The NPSL is thrilled to grow its presence in Florida,” NPSL Managing Director Cindy Spera said. “We […]

Throwback Thursday: 35 years since the historic first Football National Championship for a Florida school

Thirty five years ago today, the University of Miami were proclaimed the consensus football D1 National Champions – the first of eleven undisputed national titles won by Florida schools. All those titles were won between 1983 and 2013- in that period of the 31 national champions crowned, not only were 11 from Florida but Miami, […]

Book Review: These Truths by Jill Lepore

American history is more important now to comprehend and understand than perhaps anytime in our lives. Jill Lepore’s momentous single-volume These Truths, a critically acclaimed work provides a lens into the past and delivers a narrative of unparalleled significance for our times. Writing a sweeping narrative of American history is very difficult. It’s even more […]

Movie Review: Vice

Adam McKay isn’t a conventional director. Dick Cheney was far from a conventional pol or bureaucrat. With this in mind, moviegoers expecting a classic docudrama that paints a sympathetic portrait of its subject would be sorely disappointed. So would those expecting classic cinematography. But for the rest of us, Vice is gem if you can […]

Throwback Thursday: Apollo 8 from Cape Canaveral to the world

50 years ago today the mission of Apollo 8 ended., It ranks as one of the most important space missions in history and launched from Cape Canaveral On December 21, 1968. Apollo 8 was the first ever space mission to leave the earth’s orbit and to circle the moon. In the process they became the […]

FSU, USF and Miami used unfavorable road scheduling to build programs

Read more – Will UCF answer the bell? For all the hand-wringing by UCF about respect and the desire to being given home-and-home series by UF Neil Blackmon has properly outlined in his outstanding piece, it has to be pointed out the process taken by Miami, Florida State and most recently South Florida to gain […]