More changes to Florida air service this week with COVID-19 continuing to rage in the state and numbers increasing elsewhere. KLM has suspended service from Amsterdam to both Miami and Orlando until late March. Royal Air Maroc has cancelled Miami to Casablanca service until at least late March. Caribbean Airlines has zeroed out Fort Lauderdale […]

Last week, Florida led the nation in per capita deaths from COVID-19, which is especially odd given the Governor and his Press Secretary Christina Pushaw challenged the media to compare Florida to blue states in terms of COVID numbers (and as usually happens what Pushaw tweets ends up in the right-wing site within hours, in […]

For three successive news cycles Governor Ron DeSantis has had odd-ball quotes related to Florida’s continuing COVID crisis. This is a remarkable feat, a “hat trick” of sorts. On Wednesday Governor DeSantis told reporters the following : “I don’t know why the masks have politics around it.” Ron DeSantis September 8, 2021 Interestingly it is […]

Each passing news cycle, Governor DeSantis continues to make incredible claims about COVID-19 in Florida and twisting what is in fact scientific and what is political. Ever since last summer when we learned Dr. Scott Atlas had a line into Governor DeSantis, the concept of “herd immunity,” has guided much of the Governor’s thinking and […]

The Florida Land boom and bust of the 1920’s helped usher in the Great Depression. On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the boom and eventual downturn. Apologies in advance for Robert’s audio, we will have the problem fixed for next week. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple […]

In September 1996, less than five years after the original Pan American World Airways had made its last flight (December 4, 1991 from Barbados to Miami) a new airline with the classic name took the skies. The airline was a marriage of the estate of the defunct Eastern Airlines and Florida Businessman Chuck Cobb who […]

The job of Governor DeSantis taxpayer-compensated Press Secretary, Christina Pushaw appears to be three-fold; 1- Attack the mainstream media and the real journalists of The Associated Press, The Miami Herald, The Orlando Sentinel and other publications that are using their investigative skills to expose the darkness of Florida’s COVID crisis and the continued half-truths and […]

Thanks to the Twitter feed of the outstanding The Miami Herald Reporter Mary Ellen Klas for these quotes from the Governor. REGARDING VACCINES AND VACCINE PASSPORTS: “It’s about your health and whether you want that protection or not, it really doesn’t impact me or anyone else.” Ron DeSantis September 3, 2021 TRANSLATION: Governor DeSantis views […]

Vice News which does wonderful in-depth reporting has this feature on the masking battle in Florida schools.

While Governor DeSantis continues to oppose efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while hawking treatment for those already sick, Senate President Wilton Simpson talks up Texas-styled anti-reproductive rights legislation,(effectively a rapist bill of rights) in Florida, and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran disobeys a court order, because he claims to know the law better […]