Election 2024


Game time: College football reflects America as it really is

BY: - September 18, 2023

It’s college football season in Florida and you know what that means: trash talking, martial metaphors, peculiar rituals involving animals, bizarre clothing in colors not found in nature, bad grammar, mansplaining, and racism. College football is violent. Beat-your-brains-out violent. Repeated hits to the head cause degenerative brain disease. The guys who play the game risk […]

Attempt to bar Donald Trump from 2024 ballot lands in New Jersey

BY: - September 15, 2023

The push to bar former President Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot has come to New Jersey, with a Mahwah man arguing the former president is constitutionally prohibited from running for office because of his role in the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The man’s complaint is one of several filed nationwide arguing […]

At Florida GOP annual dinner in Orlando, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott mocks Florida Democrats

BY: - September 15, 2023

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis didn’t attend the Republican Party of Florida’s annual Statesman’s dinner Thursday night in Orlando, but Rick Scott, who faces reelection in the U.S. Senate, kicked off the proceedings and took delight in attacking the Florida Democratic Party. Scott opted to go light in his prepared remarks, doing a […]

Top FL officials celebrate GOP dominance in Orlando (plus a sneak preview on 2026 Gov candidates)

BY: - September 15, 2023

Thursday night’s Republican Party of Florida Statesman’s dinner in Orlando was not only an occasion for the party to raise money and celebrate their dominance in state politics, but the event showed an early sneak preview of a group of likely 2026 candidates looking to succeed Ron DeSantis as Florida’s next governor. Lt. Gov. Gov. […]

Trump can run in NH primary despite Jan. 6 involvement, AG and secretary of state say

BY: - September 13, 2023

Former President Donald Trump is clear to run as a candidate in New Hampshire’s presidential primary next year despite his involvement in the events leading to the Jan. 6 insurrection, the state attorney general and secretary of state asserted Wednesday. “There is no mention in New Hampshire state statute that a candidate in a national […]

On the cusp of his 45th birthday, DeSantis plays the age card against Biden, Trump

BY: - September 13, 2023

Ron DeSantis was a wee lad of six when Ronald Reagan, then 73, performed jiu jitsu on questions about his age as he campaigned for reelection as president in 1984. “I am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent’s youth and inexperience,” Reagan said of Democratic contender Walter Mondale. We might forgive DeSantis […]

Ron, Casey DeSantis visit 9/11 Memorial, connect attacks to immigration policies

BY: - September 11, 2023

Gov. Ron DeSantis observed the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Monday by attending the ceremony at the memorial in New York and asserting that the attack on the World Trade Center was at heart a result of immigration policies. Neither the governor’s office nor his campaign issued any notice of his appearance at […]


Welcome to Florida: Crazy and cruel sell well here

BY: - September 11, 2023

Florida, eh? If it isn’t hurricanes, it’s massive oil spills. If it isn’t the court slapping down the governor’s racist congressional map, it’s some of his Nazi pals putting on a sidewalk parade in Orlando. Then there’s Florida’s 2024 U.S Senate race. As you probably know, Rick Scott is running for reelection. Or is he? […]

Gov. DeSantis urges Americans to defy public-health guidance; attacks Trump on COVID

BY: - September 7, 2023

Gov. Ron DeSantis, back in Florida amid his presidential campaign, urged Americans to defy any new federal public health guidance to wear masks, take vaccines, or engage in social distancing in light of an upsurge in COVID cases and emergence of a new viral variant. The move by DeSantis comes as First Lady Jill Biden […]

Lawsuit seeks to bar Trump from presidential ballot in Colorado

BY: - September 6, 2023

A lawsuit filed in Colorado seeks to bar former President Donald Trump from appearing as a 2024 presidential candidate on ballots in the state. The suit was filed by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on behalf of six Colorado voters, who argue Trump is disqualified under a provision of the […]

FL Dems speak out again against DeSantis’ suspension of Orange County prosecutor Monique Worrell

BY: - September 5, 2023

A month after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended State Attorney Monique Worrell of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Florida Democratic state lawmakers held press conferences in Orlando, Miami, and Tampa on Tuesday calling that decision an attack on direct democracy. DeSantis suspension of Worrell last month for allegedly “neglecting her duty to faithfully prosecute crimes in her […]


Ron DeSantis is a tad more diplomatic than George Wallace was

BY: - September 3, 2023

Despite all those Ohioans and Michiganders moving to The Villages or Margaritaville or other white folks’ play pens, despite the cosmopolitan sheen of the coastal cities and the impossibility of getting decent grits in Miami, when it comes to race, Florida is a Deep South state. Florida’s plantations were worked by thousands of enslaved people; […]