Thomas Kennedy

Florida Democratic Party Needs to Get Its Act Together (OPINION)

Florida Democrats can turn things around, but it will take a long-term plan, cohesive economic messaging that appeals to working people, year-round voter registration, permanent offices offering tangible services, and electing down-ballot candidates to build a bench.

  • Nov 14, 2022
  • 5:18 PM

Poor Debate Performance Shows Why Florida Governor Attacks Press (OPINION)

For almost two years, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has gone to great lengths to insulate himself in press conferences that amount to nothing more than taxpayer-funded choreographies in which he is allowed to regurgitate his talking points unchallenged.

  • Oct 27, 2022
  • 2:29 PM

Florida’s Property Insurance Crisis Is Even Worse After Hurricane Ian (OPINION)

Floridians have the highest property-insurance rates in the nation, with the average premium of $4,231 nearly tripling the nationwide average of $1,544. The issue stems largely from a lack of financial regulation and out-of-control litigation, and has been made worse in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

  • Oct 3, 2022
  • 4:45 PM

Republican Candidates Ditch Anti-Abortion Talk on Campaign Trail (OPINION)

Across the country, in key battleground races in Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Colorado, Arizona, and North Carolina, Republican candidates are scrubbing abortion language from their campaign websites to avoid alienating voters while stumping on the trail.

  • Sep 7, 2022
  • 5:22 PM

Florida Governor DeSantis’ Plan to Bus Cuban Migrants Red Meat for Extremists (OPINION)

The busing of migrants was always nothing more than a taxpayer-funded stunt meant as red meat to the most extremist elements of the Republican base, who DeSantis is obsessed with pandering to as he weighs a possible presidential run in 2024.

  • Aug 26, 2022
  • 12:29 PM

Dems Need to Tackle GOP Anti-Immigrant Talk, Counter With Facts (OPINION)

Democrats need to take the GOP’s hateful rhetoric seriously and tackle it head-on by countering misinformation with facts and presenting the benefits of immigrants to our culture and economy.

  • Aug 24, 2022
  • 3:19 PM

Watch ‘Thank You’ Gov. Ron DeSantis Spoof Ad (VIDEO)

After Gov. Ron DeSantis recently released a self-serving ad in which he reads letters thanking him for everything he’s done for the state, a group of concerned Floridians released an update to more accurately capture the full range of sentiment on DeSantis from across the Sunshine State. 

  • Aug 9, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Gov. DeSantis Making Florida a Place of Intolerance (OPINION)

Once again, Florida Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, is failing to condemn neo-Nazis holding demonstrations in Florida. He and his Republican colleagues are creating an environment in Florida where hateful individuals and groups are emboldened.

  • Jul 26, 2022
  • 2:45 PM

I’m Suing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for Attacks on Free Speech, Press (OPINION)

The First Amendment has protected advocacy journalism in America since the founding of this country. Unfortunately for press freedom, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has stomped on that tradition by declaring his administration to be government regulators of journalism.

  • Jun 29, 2022
  • 11:13 AM

Miami’s Bitcoin Mayor Fails Again (OPINION)

Perhaps the most infamous crypto scheme associated with Francis Suarez is MiamiCoin, which has lost nearly all of its value since receiving the mayor’s endorsement, plummeting 95% from its peak last year to now fractions of a penny.

  • Jun 13, 2022
  • 12:11 PM

Orbán’s Right-Wing Regime in Hungary Serves as Model for US Conservatives (OPINION)

Last week, the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, hosted its latest event in Hungary, with the increasingly repressive and undemocratic government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán as its political backdrop.

  • May 26, 2022
  • 11:38 AM

Biden Administration Deserves Praise for Easing Restrictions Against Cuba (OPINION)

Cuban families will now have an easier time visiting relatives on the island by restoring flights to cities other than Havana. This is great news for U.S.-based Cubans who have family in provinces and face steep transportation costs to see their loved ones.

  • May 20, 2022
  • 11:54 AM

Where Is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Amidst the Omicron Surge? (OPINION)

In an episode reminiscent of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s infamous flight to Cancún as his state grappled with one of the worst environmental disasters in decades, Gov. Ron DeSantis is missing in action as Floridians struggle with an ongoing public health crisis.

  • Jan 6, 2022
  • 11:00 AM

Florida Gov. DeSantis Raises Millions From Finance Industry While Selling Out Working-Class People (OPINION)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a man who, while focusing on his own ambition, consistently sells out working-class Floridians to some of the greediest people in the country.

  • Dec 10, 2021
  • 8:49 AM

OPINION: DeSantis Keeps Refusing to Prioritize Disasters in Florida

What is DeSantis doing while this public health disaster unfolds and 38,741 Floridians die so far under his watch? He is selling anti-mask campaign merch.

  • Jul 26, 2021
  • 4:30 PM

OPINION: DeSantis’ Hypocrisy About Large Protests Completely Exposed During Cuba Protests in Miami

We now have a governor in Florida who pushes politically motivated legislation and enforces it selectively to his political convenience.

  • Jul 14, 2021
  • 9:48 AM

OPINION: Ron DeSantis Is an Authoritarian

The Florida governor increasingly acts like an authoritarian rather than a governor elected by a razor-thin margin of about 30,000 votes.

  • May 19, 2021
  • 11:39 AM

For Florida Democrats, Failure Can No Longer Be an Option (OPINION)

We cannot afford a continuation of the Republican trifecta that has controlled both chambers of the Florida Legislature and Governor’s mansion for 20 years.

  • Jan 4, 2021
  • 1:22 PM

With the Latinx Vote in Full Force, We Can Beat Trump in Florida (OPINION)

Florida is very much a winnable state for Joe Biden.

  • Oct 15, 2020
  • 2:54 PM

The Only Way to Solve Florida’s Voting Mess? Automatic Voter Registration (OPINION)

Being able to cast a vote is the most basic right in a democracy.

  • Oct 13, 2020
  • 4:30 PM

The Inhumane Treatment of Migrants in Detention Centers Must Stop Now (OPINION)

If it took a whistleblower for the public to know about these brutal hysterectomies, what else don’t we know?

  • Sep 21, 2020
  • 3:56 PM

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