Category Broward County

The Broward Squeeze: Dan Daley’s Party Switch

24 year-old Coral Springs City Commissioner Dan Daley switched his voter registration from Republican to Democrat in April, completing the turnaround of a City Commission that was 4-1 Republican last October to 4-1 Democratic. The young, clever and ambitious Daley has made a calculated decision after aligning with Tea Party Republicans to pursue higher office […]

Introducing the Broward Squeeze

During the course of the past several months we have editorialized on this website about the importance of local elections and a renewed focus on local government for progressives. In that spirit, TFS will be launching a series of locally oriented sites beginning May 1st. The Broward Squeeze will launch later this week and will […]

Should Broward Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceaser consider a run for Supervisor of Elections?

In 2014, the Broward Supervisor of Elections (SOE) office was again the epicenter of controversy and ineptitude during the election cycle.  The elections office was a model of inefficiency in how ballots were decimated, candidate qualifying was handled and elections were conducted. The current SOE, Dr. Brenda Snipes has failed to work effectively with the County […]

Florida Democrats at a crossroads – Broward County and the FDP

Democrats from Broward County like to believe they are the ones that matter most – the ones that win the state for Democrats. While Broward provided the margin of victory for Lawton Chiles in 1994 and President Obama in 2012 while also essentially winning the state for Al Gore in 2000 (Miami-Dade can be blamed […]

Florida’s media and Republican hegemony

The postmortems on the 2014 election in Florida are being written and the ink is barely dry. But one thing that stands out for me which nobody else will talk about is how complicit Florida’s press has become with the Republican Party in this state. The death of  strong Tallahassee bureaus at the major daily […]

OP-ED: Mayors speak out in favor of Broward Bond Issue

Editors Note: We at TFS STRONGLY urge a FOR BONDS vote in Broward County this Tuesday.  As mayors, we understand the moral imperative to ensure every child has access to a quality education in a safe and nurturing environment.   We are also keenly aware that quality public education is an economic tool which supports strong […]

Letter to the Editor – CORAL SPRINGS CITIZENS NOT ASKING FOR A “DOWNTOWN” AND CAN’T VOTE ON IT!

Letter to the Editor which also appeared in Coral Springs Talk.com from leading civic activist David Hullett   CORAL SPRINGS CITIZENS NOT ASKING FOR A “DOWNTOWN” AND CAN’T VOTE ON IT!   In the headline of her article in the Sunday October 26th Sun-Sentinel, reporter Lisa Huriash says  “DOWNTOWN GAINING TRACTION”. She forgot to mention that […]

Non-Partisan local elections giving Democrats cover in playing with conservatives

Non-partisan elections often give transactional Democrats the cover they need to support Republicans and business interests at a local level. The nature of local elections makes it easy for some Democrats to claim that they are wonderful partisan progressives while playing ball with the interests that hurt working people in their own backyards. Since we […]

Coral Springs Mayor’s race centering around expensive contributor driven city hall project

On Sunday, a very revealing column ran in Coral Springs Talk regarding the $28 million downtown city complex. Commissioner Tom Powers’ campaign for Mayor is all about city hall.    No one in the city is arguing that Coral Springs does not need a new city hall, including his opponent Former State Senator Skip Campbell. Coral […]

Former Coral Springs Mayor Roy Gold makes local endorsements

Coral Springs’s current leadership  which has resembled in many ways the captains of the Titanic are being challenged in three City Commission races on November 4th. As we have discussed time and again on this site, the leadership of the city has become both ideologically conservative and incredibly arrogant as well as wasteful in their […]