Tag Archives: Donald Trump

50th Anniversary of MLK Jr. Death: A history of political racism in Florida from 1916 onward

This week in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King we will be re-running some select pieces on Civil Rights that we have featured in the five plus years this site has been publishing. The first is a rerun of a 2017 piece. Editors note: With the recent legislative […]

The most dangerous man in the western world will soon hold the key to the future?

How much damage can a US National Security Adviser really do to the global order? We’ll soon find out, as the most dangerous man in the western world, Ambassador (an undeserved title) John Bolton will certainly change the trajectory of world events. Perhaps his hard-line attitude toward Russia has already been felt with today’s expulsion […]

Review of David Frum’s Trumpocracy and what it all means

David Frum is a contradictory character in my world. From my favorite intellectual conservative in the 1990’s to George W. Bush neoconservative propagandist in the 2000’s, back to a more intellectual conservative in the eras of Obama and Trump. Since the election of Trump, he’s been an indispensable read, far more detailed and logical than […]

Trump’s infrastructure plans a massive letdown for Florida and the nation

President Trump has rightly pointed out that America’s crumbling infrastructure needs a revitalization. For anyone who has traveled abroad in recent years you’ll note the train stations, the airports the superhighways, the bridges of the western world, the gulf states and even some developing nations put the US to shame. Trump said all of the […]

Donald Trump now Marco Rubio’s puppet on Cuba – the hypocrisy of Florida’s Junior Senator

Donald Trump, despite his populist reputation has gradually adopted the neoconservative foreign policy of Florida’s Junior Senator Marco Rubio. Rubio is an unreconstructed neoconservative that has never met a military intervention that he didn’t embrace, even if it isn’t in our national security interests. He has never missed an opportunity to undermine our current administration’s […]

Guest Column: The Resistance, coming to a town near you?

 Dr.Rachel Sutz Pienta I think I knew what was going to happen around 11 pm on election night. President Trump was really going to happen. I live in a small town south of Tallahassee. During the 2000 election recount, I lived inside Tallahassee city limits. Then, like now, the Democratic candidate won Leon County but […]

Winning the Florida Attorney General’s seat may be more important than Governor in the Trump era

Recently much of the attention of Florida Democrats has been rightfully focused on replacing Governor Rick Scott next year with a Democrat. However, like the run-up to 2014, little if any time has been spent in discussing the statewide cabinet races, a place where Democrats must take advantage of shifting attitudes and demographics in the […]

The rise of Trump-like right-wing populism a global phenomena

While those on the right like to continue to push a myth of “American exceptionalism,” the reality is that Donald Trump’s elevation to power after capturing 46% of the nation’s popular votes ( yes a minority, but an alarming number for a reactionary of Trump’s stature) follows a pattern of right-wing populism based around re-tribalism […]

Trump playing a long game with voter fraud allegations – it’s a cynical Republican ploy

If you turned on CNN anytime in the last 24 hours, you heard nonstop talk about how crazy Donald Trump was to make unfounded and insulting allegations of massive voter fraud. Trump isn’t simply saying these things to stir the pot and justify his own election, since he lost the popular vote by a wide […]

No Markos, people in Appalachia don’t deserve to die

Markos Moulitsas is founder and publisher of Daily Kos, the largest progressive community blog in the United States. Daily Kos is so large, in fact, it can house Markos’ enormous sense of entitlement which has apparently grown to planetary proportions since the election of Herr Trump. On Monday Markos published a breathtakingly offensive post called, “Be happy […]