Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

Why Saving Lockhart Is A Chance Worth Taking – A Case For FXE Futbol

Editors note: This is a special column from Derek Reese, the President of Flight 19, the soccer supporters group of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers who currently manage Himmarshee Football Club. In the interest of full disclosure I sit on the F19 board. Earlier this week I penned this story for The Yanks are Coming on […]

Fort Lauderdale’s Lockhart decision: Beckham’s MLS plans vs plucky upstart FXE Futbol

Editors Note: We’re honored at The Florida Squeeze to have this contribution from one of the deans of soccer journalism in the United States. Jeff Rusnak has covered men’s and women’s soccer at all levels from the 1980’s onward and was for years my window to the world’s game through a south Florida lens when […]

Eastern Airlines – 30 years since a devastating strike killed the airline

In this article: Politics, union busting, Florida tourism, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Frank Lorenzo and more.  It’s been thirty years this week since a devastating strike essentially killed Miami-based Eastern Airlines, which just a few years earlier had been the largest airline in the western world. The downfall of Eastern was not only a […]

Bernie Sanders while useful cannot be the only option for progressives in 2020

Editors note: This column reflects Kartik Krishnaiyer’s personal views and is not necessarily endorsed or supported by TFS’ other writers. Bernie Sanders is running for President again. The video announcement by the Vermont Senator have dominated cable news shows and Twitter conversations over the past several days. Sanders 2016 run for President was an important […]

Florida Democrats and Venezuela – subconsciously backing American imperialism in Latin America?

I was out of the country for several weeks so I only observed from a far much of the sprint Florida Democrats took in the last month toward a neoliberal/neoconservative position on Venezuela and Nicolas Maduro. Donald Trump’s Presidents Day “pep rally” at FIU which was built around the case for American intervention of some […]

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 […]