Category Broward County
DeSantis lets down Broward after a once in one thousand year event – is it punitive? Regardless, it hurts badly.
Meteorologists called it a once in one thousand year event. I think it’s likely to be a more frequent thing with the way the climate is changing but whatever the case, the scope and scale of this week’s Fort Lauderdale flooding was unprecedented in the Sunshine State. Much has been rightly made of Governor DeSantis […]
DeSantis handling of special elections and vacancies smacks of regionalism, partisanship and cloaked racism
On Friday, a lawsuit was filed in Broward County regarding the scheduling of Special Elections. I had been meaning to write about this issue for a while but all the other DeSantis news has delayed it – this lawsuit gives us cause to discuss it. Governor DeSantis came into office with a vendetta against Broward […]
Broward Parks a welcome tonic for COVID-driven 2020
It’s probably no secret to most of you reading this, that I like to get in the car and travel our state – especially during the holiday season. In all those years of traveling, I realize I have neglected the area I actually live in – Broward County. For years, I have been obsessed with […]
Ron DeSantis and Broward County: A huge opportunity to build a reform resume
Broward County is front and center of in the 2018 Florida recount controversies, The county is again in the national headlines for the wrong reasons. Whether it’s school shootings, elected officials being thrown in jail, a bomb suspect arrested or a ponzi schemer being caught, Broward, Florida’s second most populated county has quite a rap […]
Opinion: President Trump sits in envy of despotic huckster Rick Scott
This column reflects the opinions of Kartik Krishnaiyer and not of this website or other writers I’m not a fan of Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes. I’ve long been a critic as these articles show. I felt years ago she should be removed from office, either in a Democratic Primary or by an executive […]
Hollywood Florida street renaming – rewriting history selectively
As most of you by now know, Hollywood, Florida has decided to change the name of three streets named after historical figures. I personally don’t agree with this type of thinking as it in my opinion whitewashes history and holds figures of yesteryear to a contemporary standard which few if any could pass. But if […]
The Phlip Side (FDP Chair Edition Part 2 of 3): I need a shovel and some rubber boots, stat!
I am extraordinarily optimistic about the future of the Florida Democratic Party (FDP). I recently wrote a summary of some of the candidates running for FDP Chair (click here for a refresher), and since that was published I have had the pleasure of speaking with four of the candidates running to lead our party. I […]
Democrats in Broward failing the eye test at “grassroots” efforts
This Labor Day Weekend political leaders from around Broward County gathered at the annual labor ball. While organized labor is supposed to represent the common working women and men, the labor ball seems to represent each and every year a political shindig that only elites and those connected to powerful interests, usually within the Democratic […]
Broward Squeeze: Party officials meddling in House District 98 primary?
Rep. Katie Edwards (D-Plantation) is often talked about as a potential statewide candidate for the Democratic Party. Extremely popular among Democratic voters (but not necessarily among activists) in her district which is anchored around Plantation, Davie and Sunrise, she seems an unlikely official to be targeted by some in the local Democratic party. That’s why […]
The Broward Squeeze: Handicapping Senate District 33
Eleanor Sobel who won this seat in a hotly contested 2008 Primary with two other former State House members is term-limited. Like most other Broward County-based seats, this race will be decided in the Democratic Primary. The 33rd District, includes Includes Dania Beach, Davie , Plantation and portions of Cooper City, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, […]