Category 2018

Famous Floridian Friday: Lawton Chiles final term

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Governor Lawton Chiles’ untimely passing.  At the time Governor Chiles was ending his days in the Governor’s Mansion, preparing to hand the state over to Jeb Bush whose policies were very different than his own. All our readers know Chiles’ history, from walking the state in the 1970 […]

Throwback Thursday: The Clinton Impeachment and Florida

Florida played a central role in the impeachment of President Clinton which happened 20 years ago this month.  The nation nor our state have yet to heal from the wounds opened by the hunting of the President by conservative forces and elements of the media. Of course those elements were aided by President Clinton’s own […]

Regrets I’ve had a few – a Mea culpa

This column reflects the views of Kartik Krishnaiyer and not other TFS writers or columnists I had an interesting Twitter exchange with Matt Isbell, renowned Democratic numbers cruncher the other night (as a point I enjoy Isbell’s maps and will concede he was right about Jeremy Corbyn, and it hurts to admit that) . I […]

Famous Floridian Friday: Ar-pi-uck-i (Sam Jones)

Ar-pi-uck-i (also known as Sam Jones) was an important leader for the Miccosukee tribe (until 1962 officially a tribe of Seminoles) who lived to be about a 100 years old. Ar-pi-uck-i is perhaps most famous for his role in fighting against the United States in the Second Seminole War. Several of the Seminole’s great victories […]

The New Orthodoxy: Identity Politics Captures Democratic Party

Congressman Tim Ryan, D-Ohio., challenged Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-CA., for house minority leader in 2016.  This year he has chosen not to run. Ryan, who is a white male, is probably making a wise call to not challenge the left’s new orthodoxy, which is identity politics.   Identity politics of the left venerates women and […]

PGA of America waves bye-bye to Florida

As we reported earlier this week, the PGA of America was contemplating moving its headquarters from Florida to Texas. Well now the news is official.  “Our move to Frisco will be transcendent for the PGA of America,” said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh in a statement. “Everything great starts with a dream. This is […]

Volusia County successful in bringing Silver Airways to Daytona Beach

The recent decision by JetBlue to withdraw Daytona Beach to New York (JFK) service effective January 7 has now been offset by the addition of Silver Airways at the Central Florida airport. Beginning in mid-January 2019, Silver will offer nonstop service from Daytona Beach to Fort Lauderdale. From there, Daytona Beach originating passengers can connect […]

PGA of America making moves to leave Palm Beach County and Florida

It’s been no secret the PGA of America (not to be confused with the Ponte Vedre-based PGA Tour), which moved its headquarters to Palm Beach County in 1965 was seeking a new home. However, it was thought that Florida might very well remain the home of the organization. This past weekend, published reports have surfaced […]

Data tells us racism DID NOT fuel the Gillum/Nelson vote split. In fact the data may shock you…

Election night and the morning after many around the Democratic Party and the national chattering classes were spinning that racism must have been the reason Bill Nelson received more votes than Andrew Gillum statewide (outside ballot error-driven Broward County). I pushed back on this suggestion because I don’t like the Democrats obsession with race and […]

Jaguars Swan Dive Into The Abyss

Tom Coughlin is ready for some fisticuffs. At seventy-two Coughlin, executive vice president of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is ready to throw down to defend his personnel decisions. During a radio interview Coughlin announced, “I’ll put on the gloves with anyone that wants to talk about” the team’s personnel decisions. Coughlin and head coach, Doug Marone […]