Author Archives: The Florida Squeeze

Editorial: Remember in November that Florida GOPers mean what they say

For years, a debate has circulated among opinion leaders in this state. Do elected GOPers really intend to end access to reproductive rights in this state? Are they really homophobic? Do they really have an issue with talking about this nation’s past racism? The assumption had often been that the GOP uses these provocative hot-button […]

Accounts from Ukraine – The Nursing Home

THE NURSING HOME “I know what to do: start stockpiling food”, said Ivan Oleksandrovich, a Second World War survivor who lived in the nursing home near Vasylkiv, when the Russia-Ukrainian war started. Maryna, owner of the Vasylkiv Nursing Home, was awakened at 4:30 AM by the sound of five gunshots. She rushed to check on […]

Accounts from Ukraine – a family faces the Russian invasion

Editors note – in the coming days we’ll be running several of these. They are NOT proprietary and while people on the ground are in touch with us, the goal is to get as much information in the form of human accounts out as possible. Feel free to share, reports, republish, etc. In a couple […]

Say Gay week at TFS – the DeSantis agenda of dividing Floridians must be countered

Don’t be shy and don’t fall into the trap of the DeSantis Republicans whose goal is to divide Floridians, by turning neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend and family member against family member. As with Covid, where DeSantis’ strategy was to divide people and break our Florida community (which he was successful at doing) and […]

Poll/ open discussion: How do our readers feel about Federal vaccine/testing mandates?

Following weeks of rising COVID cases, highlighted by the situation here in Florida where an authoritarian Governor has stood in the way of local governments and the private sector’s efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, President Biden acted on Thursday. President Biden’s decision to mandate either vaccinations or weekly testing for employee include […]

Guest column on COVID-19: 12 and under – a failed trust

Editors Note: This column has been submitted by an influencer in the state of Florida who wishes to remain anonymous and has previously submitted columns for TFS. At this critical time for our state, nation and planet during the COVID-19 pandemic we at TFS are committed to bringing various perspectives into the discussion about public […]

Answering questions about TFS +

In the last few weeks, we have received a number of private questions about the launch of TFS+ and TFS + Pro . Here is a quick primer. Will TFS have less content now? We are not putting anything we have provided our readers since our 2013 launch behind a paywall. Enhanced features including additional […]

Guest column: Return of the Workhorse

By Thomas Conboy Thomas Conboy is a Professional Engineer and small businessman who actively works to improve his community. As the founding Vice President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, Mr Conboy arranged to have Alan Grayson kick off the first caucus meeting to an overflowing room at the Democratic State convention. Tom has been the […]

Jim Williams

Robert Buccellato talks about his late friend Lt Gov Jim Williams on the Florida History Podcast this week. In early 2017, shortly after Williams’ passing he wrote this. Jim Williams was my friend. I can’t claim that I was the nearest or the dearest to him. But, we got along very well during the three […]

The Florida History Podcast and Documentaries launches Patreon account

We’ve launched a Patreon account to give exclusive access, bonus episodes, more documentary videos and more for history buffs and others interested in the colorful history of our state. Become a Florida History Patreon today by clicking this link and signing up! For every five dollar donation you receive exclusive Never Before Seen content, that […]