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The Rise of the Republican Party of Florida & the Decline of Work

Since the year 2000 the Republican Party has exercised dominant control of Florida’s government. A recent study finds that during this time Florida’s standard of living has declined and middle-class Floridians are working harder for less. 258 more words

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Miami for Families: Fun for All Ages in the Magic City

Vibrant and glamorous, the Magic City offers an amazing variety of family-friendly activities from kayaking with Manatees or hand-feeding macaws at Jungle Island to taking in the Design District on Lincoln Road.  1,058 more words

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The Redneck Yacht Club - No Boats Allowed

When my father was Sports Editor of the newspaper in Punta Gorda – it was fishing, hunting, and football …. then fishing, hunting, and football. Not anymore. 184 more words

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Famous Floridians: Thomas Alva Edison and Florida's First Swimming Pool

Besides building the first swimming pool in Florida, the New Jersey transplant also developed his light bulb filament in the tiny village known as Ft. Myers. 55 more words


In Florida, It's Absolutely Great to Be a Cracker

Before we get to the subject of Crackers, welcome to the first Blog Hop sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. We’re exploring some of the crazy and interesting idiosyncrasies of life in the Sunshine State. 731 more words

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Flashback Friday: Florida, Fair Housing and the Civil Rights Act of 1968

This week, in 1968 following the assassination of  Rev. Martin Luther King, a stalled civil rights measure made its way to the House floor. Essentially a fair housing measure the act was much more controversial nationally than the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 245 more words

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TFS Announces 2014 Election Project and Google Hangout Plan

Having recently completed Blue With Envy: My American Journey with Manchester City and been offered the opportunity to write another book (this time in monograph form) on a historical topic, I have developed a longer-form writing and research bug which I would like to translate to Florida-related subjects. 216 more words

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