Thomas Kennedy

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

I Fought to Get a US Passport: Trump’s Handling of COVID-19 Has Rendered It Meaningless (OPINION)

This is the price we are paying—we are on day 165 of this crisis and there are no signs that things are getting better.

  • Aug 21, 2020
  • 12:43 PM

Dethroning Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle Is Crucial to End State-Induced Violence (OPINION)

Her tenure as state attorney for Miami-Dade is patterned by a refusal to hold power accountable.

  • Aug 17, 2020
  • 1:06 PM

DHS Repression Against Protestors Are Similar to Tactics Used by Authoritarian Governments (OPINION)

People might think I’m being alarmist, but I am not. 

  • Jul 31, 2020
  • 3:06 PM

Floridians Must Disrupt DeSantis’ Misinformation Campaign to Save Lives (OPINION)

Gov. DeSantis is not up to the task, and we as Floridians left with the responsibility of saving our own lives in the meantime, cannot in good conscience allow him to continue his unmitigated spreading of lies in the name of political expediency. 

  • Jul 25, 2020
  • 12:43 PM

When It Comes to Latinx Voters, Biden Can’t Make Same Mistakes of 2016 (OPINION)

In 2020, we are in danger of repeating the same mistake.

  • Jul 16, 2020
  • 7:16 AM

Florida’s DeSantis Continues to Embarrass With COVID Denial and Anti-Immigrant Policies (OPINION)

In the midst of it all, DeSantis and his acolytes still find the time to push policies like E-Verify that harm vulnerable populations. It’s cruel and completely unnecessary.

  • Jul 6, 2020
  • 11:37 AM

Amidst Florida’s Growing COVID-19 Rates, DeSantis Blames Vulnerable Communities to Hide His Incompetence (OPINION)

Just a few weeks ago, he was claiming victory over coronavirus. 

  • Jun 26, 2020
  • 11:42 AM

Tear Gas Is Banned in Warfare: It Should Not Be Used By Police (OPINION)

Law enforcement often touts tear gas as a non-lethal, crowd dispersal weapon, but it is actually a lot more dangerous than that.

  • Jun 5, 2020
  • 1:24 PM

Georgia and Wisconsin Republicans Undermine Democracy for Political Gain (OPINION)

Instead of undermining our democratic processes for political gain, we should demand that instead we institute national vote by mail so people can vote safely at a time when they are at risk due to a global pandemic.

  • May 22, 2020
  • 4:32 PM

Florida Governor DeSantis Is Failing With Incompetent Response to State’s COVID-19 Crisis (OPINION)

This lackluster performance in the midst of this crisis has hurt the Trump ally.

  • May 15, 2020
  • 8:44 AM

It’s Time for Florida Senators Rubio and Scott to Act and Help TPS Holders

This lack of leadership from representatives of Florida is unacceptable.

  • Sep 23, 2019
  • 10:11 AM

The Impacts of ‘Send Her Back’ Have Real and Dangerous Consequences for Immigrant Communities

While Trump played political games with people’s lives, I saw firsthand the fear and anxiety that these threats cause.

  • Jul 23, 2019
  • 2:36 PM

Unity Freedom Presidential Forum Made Candidates Listen to Those Directly Impacted by Immigration

In attendance were Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Kamala Harris, Governor Jay Inslee, and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julián Castro.

  • Jun 10, 2019
  • 4:05 PM

The ‘Mad Queen’ and US Foreign Policy

One does not need to go so far into American past to find examples of Game of Thrones style brutality.

  • May 17, 2019
  • 2:56 PM

Counting Every Vote Amid Voter Suppression in Florida

While the blue wave swept across the country last week, you might have missed it if you live in Florida.

  • Nov 16, 2018
  • 1:59 PM

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