Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

Dr. Fauci is the new Ted Kennedy / Hillary Clinton for the right

The GOP has for the last fifty years always had a bogeyman they link Democratic candidates to. The list reads Ted Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Howard Metzenbaum, Jesse Jackson, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and most recently Kamala Harris. But now someone who isn’t a politician or elected official at all seems to be the target of […]

Vichy Republicans and Neville Chamberlain’s Democrats

American politics is being dominated by two malevolent forces right now – The Democrats who take after Neville Chamberlain and the Republicans who take after the Vichy Government of World War II France. First off, I’d like to articulate my view on France’s “defeat” in World War II to explain my premise. In my opinion, […]

Ralph Turlington- Florida legend

Ralph Turlington the longtime Commissioner of Education and former Speaker of the Florida House passed away earlier this year. He was a friend of our Florida History Podcast and we discuss his career on this week’s show. 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, […]

Flashback 2005: Fort Lauderdale air service from OAG

Fort Lauderdale air service April 2005 – very different from today Very interesting to see how Fort Lauderdale (FLL) air service in 2005 contrasts with today.  – Only flight to South America was Avianca’s daily Fort Lauderdale-Bogota service (besides a once-daily flight to Guyana on now-defunct Guyana Airways) . Today FLL has somewhere in the […]

Elsa forecasting shows both strengths and limitations of today’s modeling

Tropical Storm/Hurricane Elsa finally cleared Florida on Thursday after over a week of waiting and impacts. Elsa was a rare early season Cape Verde-type storm which made its forecasting particularly difficult and unique. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) did very well in projecting a forecast track – remarkably well in fact. The modeling that the […]

Champlain Towers collapse – Does it impact 2022?

For several weeks, most of us have resisted the temptation to discuss the collapse of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside and its potential electoral implications. Truthfully, though this is one of the most tragic events in Florida’s history and a great embarrassment internationally to the reputation of the United States, it likely doesn’t […]

Let’s call “Cancel Culture” by its real name – the free market

Conservatives love to drone on about free markets and capitalism. Yet the very purest form of capitalism now practiced in liberal western democracies they not only reject, but are completely aghast about – the so called “cancel culture.” “Cancel culture” really is, the most conservative of things which puts capitalism in the driver’s seat. It’s […]

Canadian Ultra-Low Cost Carrier Flair to begin Fort Lauderdale and Orlando (Sanford) service this winter

Canadian Ultra-Low Cost Carrier announced its first US services on Thursday, with two Florida cities being included. The airline will servce four Canadian destinations from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and five from Orlando-Sanford (SFB) this winter. Destinations from FLL: Toronto (YYZ) Kitchener-Waterloo (YKF) Ottawa (YOW) Montreal (YUL) Destinations from SFB: Toronto (YYZ) Kitchener-Waterloo (YKF) Ottawa (YOW) […]

With the Delta Variant raging will DeSantis allow local governments to do the job of protecting its citizens?

COVID-19 is back… well it never went away. Now we have the Delta Variant, a strain of Asian Indian origin that is “COVID-19 on steroids,” according to Andy Slavitt a former Senior Advisor to President Joe Biden’s Covid response team. Vaccination is the best defense against the Delta Variant but given the low percentage of […]

Florida government in the Great Depression

On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss Florida governance during the Great Depression. 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 you to subscribe and listen on your iPhone if you do […]