Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Floridazation of the American right: #COVID-19, urban protests, WHO and China: Trump’s week, every possible thing he could do wrong, he did wrong.

Protests engulfed urban areas this week as protests over police brutality became the largest civil unrest we’ve seen in this country since 1968. I know many of our readers and supporters were in the streets and those of you who made the effort I salute your patriotism. A week that started with us honoring our […]

#COVID-19 fallout: International airline service to/from Florida in June (May 31 update)

This week’s update includes sad news about TAME, Ecuador’s state-owned carrier which is being liquidated. Fort Lauderdale was the last destination served in the USA by Tame. Aeroflot Miami- Moscow (SVO) SUSPENDED (normally 4x weekly) Aeromexico Miami-Mexico City Once weekly effective June 15 (normally once daily) Orlando-Mexico City Twice weekly effective June 15 (normally 10x […]

Trump’s #Ladakh lie and China coddling crystallizes what is at stake in November

Earlier this week President Trump waded into a decades old border dispute between two of the world’s most populated and powerful countries – China and India. Both are nuclear power and among the five largest economies in the world. These Sino-Indo disputes are historically ones which India has never wanted mediated by a western nation […]

Expressway revolts and toll roads in Florida

Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s activism was fueled by opposition to the building of urban expressways throughout the country. Florida was no different. This week on The Florida History Podcast, we discuss the expressway revolts in Florida as well as the cancelled roads, activism that came from the fights and the eventual fight between Democrats […]

#COVID-19 fallout: International airline service to/from Florida in June (May 24 update)

This week’s update includes sad news about TAME, Ecuador’s state-owned carrier which is being liquidated. Fort Lauderdale was the last destination served in the USA by Tame. Aeroflot Miami- Moscow (SVO) SUSPENDED (normally 4x weekly) Aeromexico Miami-Mexico City Once weekly effective June 15 (normally once daily) Orlando-Mexico City Twice weekly effective June 15 (normally 10x […]

#COVID-19 Pros and Cons of #MLS planned Central Florida “bubble” restart

My piece on Major League Soccer’s proposed Orlando-area “bubble” to restart competitive matches is at The Yanks are Coming.

Florida’s War of 1812

The War of 1812 has for whatever reason a certain obscurity in American History. Even more obscure is the so-called “Patriot Rebellion” and American invasion of Spanish Florida in 1812. On this week we discuss this period on The Florida History Podcast. A conflict peripherally connected to the larger war between the United States and […]