Tag Archives: Ron DeSantis

On Critical Race Theory: How should history be taught in Florida Schools?

On a Special Edition of The Florida History Podcast, Kartik Krishnaiyer dives into the topic of the day as created by Governor Ron DeSantis – the controversy over “Critical Race Theory.” Governor DeSantis and his allies on the State Board of Education have banned the teaching of “Critical Race Theory.” This is fascinating given the […]

Does “green governor” DeSantis already regret his (regrettable) Kendall Parkway vote? Or is it all a game?

While Democrats and ideological liberals do not like Governor Ron DeSantis, he’s basically proven to be a “majoritarian” in office, zig-zagging from conservatism on social issues to an anti-free market populist on fiscal issues. But one thing may trip him up which is his fealty to developers and anti-environmental forces while rhetorically being green, because […]

Dear Governor DeSantis, Florida’s history in relation to Anti-Catholicism needs to be taught – let’s call it a “Critical Religious Theory.”

Governor DeSantis and his allies on the State Board of Education have banned the teaching of “Critical Race Theory.” This is fascinating given the ban which applies to public schools have never taught “Critical Race Theory,” something that is solely discussed at the University level. However, with all of the recent discussions about “Critical Race […]

What are our reader’s views: Is Governor DeSantis committed to ensuring that the American History we learn continues to be the stuff of fairy tale myths? Or does he have a point?

Editors note: It’s ironic that this past week we launched a four-part Podcast series on the first underground railroad which made its way to Florida from the late 1600’s to the early 1800’s. It appears our Governor doesn’t like such discussions. Statist Authoritarian Governor Ron DeSantis’ latest crusade is to force history teachers to project […]

TFS + : How the **** does Ron DeSantis get labeled a “conservative.”

In recent years, conservatism as a political movement has died out while those excelling in performance art have gained votes from self-described “conservatives.” With this in mind, the established narrative that Governor Ron DeSantis is some sort of pure “conservative” or governs “from the right.” is absolutely false. Read more at TFS + – https://www.patreon.com/posts/how-does-ron-get-52156848?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=postshare

Fried’s financial disclosure snafu- it is a big deal if you are looking at a broader picture

Financial disclosure forms, a legacy of the progressive good government Florida of yesteryear are sometimes very difficult to navigate. However, large errors like the one Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried previously made and amended right before she jumped into the Governor’s race, give fodder to political opponents even if they are largely innocuous mistakes. My opinion […]

TFS +: DeSantis and Moskowitz v Rebekah Jones on Covid. What’s the truth in this highly-partisan battle??

Rebekah Jones, the former data scientist with the Department of Health has spectacularly for the last year served as an apparent whistle-blower on Covid-19 related issues. On Friday, her criticisms of Governor DeSantis reached no heights with a Miami Herald expose on the Department of Health.   Later the same morning,we learned  former State Rep […]

Will DeSantis Statism define a new successful Florida GOP electoral strategy?

This past week Governor Ron DeSantis signed a piece of legislation effectively dictating to technology companies that they cannot regulate their own platforms for business when politicians are impacted. In other words, free enterprise and media is choked by the need for those who are in power to communicate. When I was growing up we […]

CPAC 2021: “conservatives” led by Trump and DeSantis gather in Orlando to cancel Conservatism

CPAC, that annual cattle call of opinion leaders on the right hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU) will for the first time in its history leave the Washington DC area in 2021. The ACU which non long ago was led by Floridian Al Cardenes is now led by the mega-MAGA insider Matt Schlapp. Yes […]

Governor DeSantis is rapidly losing the plot thanks to a rigid ideology of individualism

In his first year as Florida’s Governor, Ron DeSantis achieved more from a governing perspective than his immediate predecessor Rick Scott did in eight years. DeSantis also seemed on the trajectory to be Florida’s most effective Governor since Bob Graham. Then came COVID-19. I wrote three days ago that I had faith in the Governor […]